The first trailer for Roar Uthaug's Tomb Raider dropped last night, and from where we're standing it does everything a Tomb Raider trailer needs to do: it showcases a physical, fearless Lara Croft (played here by Alicia Vikander); it features a number of tombs (bonus: there are what appear to be puzzles inside said tombs!); and - last, but certainly not least - it reminds us that Walton Goggins is playing the villain in Tomb Raider.
Check, check, check.
Maybe it's because I've never really been into the Tomb Raider games, maybe it's because the previous Tomb Raider movies were such a tedious bore, or maybe it's because video game movies almost always turn out to be massive disappointments: whatever the case may be, I haven't been paying much attention to the coming of Tomb Raider. But now that we've got some footage to look at, I gotta admit - this looks like it could be a lot of fun.
Here's the official plot synopsis:
"Lara Croft is the fiercely independent daughter of an eccentric adventurer who vanished years earlier. Hoping to solve the mystery of her father's disappearance, Croft embarks on a perilous journey to his last-known destination -- a fabled tomb on a mythical island that might be somewhere off the coast of Japan. The stakes couldn't be higher as Lara must rely on her sharp mind, blind faith and stubborn spirit to venture into the unknown."
Well, it certainly sounds like they're on the right track, plot-wise. Hiring Vikander to play Croft is another step in the right direction, as is bringing Goggins onboard to play the heavy (as you know, BMD is a very pro-Goggins household). If the movie delivers on the promise of this trailer, Warner Bros. could have a new franchise to play with.
What do you folks think? Into this or nah? Sound off below.
Tomb Raider arrives on March 16th, 2018.