Alicia Vikander in Tomb Raider

Tomb Raider Trailer #1 (2018) *Her Legend Begins*

Lara Croft is the fiercely independent daughter of an eccentric adventurer who vanished when she was scarcely a teen. Now a young woman of 21 without any real focus or purpose, Lara navigates the chaotic streets of trendy East London as a bike courier, barely making the rent, and takes college courses, rarely making it to class. Determined to forge her own path, she refuses to take the reins of her father’s global empire just as staunchly as she rejects the idea that he’s truly gone. Advised to face the facts and move forward after seven years without him, even Lara can’t understand what drives her to finally solve the puzzle of his mysterious death.

From Warner Bros. Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures, Tomb Raider is the story that will set a young and resolute Lara Croft on a path toward becoming a global hero. The film stars Oscar winner Alicia Vikander (Ex MachinaThe Danish Girl) in the lead role, under the direction of Roar Uthaug (The Wave), with Oscar winner Graham King (The Departed) producing under his GK Films banner.

Opening in theaters on March 16, 2018, Tomb Raider also stars Dominic West (Money Monster300), Walton Goggins (The Hateful EightDjango Unchained) and Daniel Wu (AMC’s Into the Badlands).

First published in 1996 by the London-based video game company Eidos, Tomb Raider became one of the most successful video games of the time. A reboot of the series, telling the origin of Lara Croft, was released in 2013 and sold over 5 million copies. The most recent game, titled Rise of the Tomb Raider, was released in 2015 and is available now for the Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4 and PC.

*Text from Coming Soon

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5 thoughts on “Tomb Raider Trailer #1 (2018) *Her Legend Begins*”

      1. I’m not a gamer. Is this “origin” remotely how anyone would think Lara Croft started out? I think the plot summary of the forthcoming Willy Wonka prequel is going to read: “Some guy. He was just some guy. One day he put some money into a candy machine, bit into a candy bar, thought ‘Hmmm. Chocolate.’ Then the rest of the movie is about how he picks out his hat.”

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      2. Croft’s father was essentially what she models herself after, her mother dies when she’s young and her father’s disappearance and journey to this island to try to find out what happened is what turns her from an academic archaeologist into female Indy. In the game, she doesn’t get those iconic two pistols until the very end of the game so that might be the film’s last shot for all I know. I think what they were trying to do in this trailer is hit the iconic moments from the reboot game and they did that. I would like to see more plot in the next trailer. I have no worries that Vikander will rock this, my worry is in the director and script so I will say I didn’t think this was the home run I was looking for but it’s consistent with the tone of the rebooted Croft and there was no attempt to make her the sexualized fantasy that Jolie’s films and the old games relied on like a crutch.

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