Yesterday the internet was abuzz with the latest Tomb Raider poster and a teaser trailer that dropped. People were not happy and I was not either as the teaser trailer looked like a cheap action movie filmed on a budget and the poster, well, did nothing for the movie either but show off Lara, played by Alicia Vikander looking very “Girraff” as she stretched out her neck and looked misproportioned. I will be honest, I was worried that the overall movie might just release and fall into those “terrible movies based off video games” list immediately.
Well, today the full trailer released and while it is not Star Wars quality, it is a hundred times better than the teaser trailer and poster put together. The movie is based on the recent Tomb Raider reboot, and the official storyline mentions that we will see Lara fight her way through Trinity in order to discover the cause of her father's death and race towards the lost treasure he was searching for before he passed.
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. Going explicitly against his final wishes, she leaves everything she knows behind in search of her dad's last-known destination: a fabled tomb on a mythical island that might be somewhere off the coast of Japan.
But her mission will not be an easy one; just reaching the island will be extremely treacherous. Suddenly, the stakes couldn't be higher for Lara, who-against the odds and armed with only her sharp mind, blind faith and inherently stubborn spirit-must learn to push herself beyond her limits as she journeys into the unknown. If she survives this perilous adventure, it could be the making of her, earning her the name tomb raider.
The film stars the likes of Walton Goggins as Mathias Vogel, Hannah John-Kamen as Sophie, and Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft herself. The film is expected to open in cinemas next year March. Take a look at the full trailer below.