Warner Brothers have unveiled the first official trailer for the upcoming Tomb Raider film, which stars Academy Award winning actress, Alicia Vikander, as our favorite British explorer, Lara Croft. In the trailer, Lara is seen visiting her father’s estate company, Croft Holdings, to claim what he left her in his last will and testament. It leads her to an island in the middle of the Devil’s Sea, where her father was last seen. Lara is going up against Trinity—and seemingly Matthias, the villain from the 2013 reboot video game—to stop their malevolent schemes at the behest of her late father. It is currently unknown whether or not Matthias is a part of Trinity in this film or is being presented as an additional villain. The trailer showcases cinematic action and some light narrative elements that illustrate the inspiration taken from both Tomb Raider’s 2013 reboot and its subsequent sequel, Rise of the Tomb Raider. It also features a rather interesting finale that had fans’ jaws on the pavement.
Before the release of the trailer, we were given the final promotional poster for the film in which many individuals criticized the level of quality and illustrated that the poor representation of Alicia Vikander made her neck look extraordinarily long. Upon the release of the trailer itself, the community has been in a back and forth discussion and based on the one trailer alone, there seems to be a fine divisible on likes and dislikes. Comments on Facebook, YouTube, and the Tomb Raider Forums show fans expressing their excitement, concern, and even complete distaste for the upcoming film. Have a look at the trailer for yourself and let us know in the comments section what you make of it.
Tomb Raider hits theaters next year on March 16, 2018.