- Category: Coming Soon
- Published: Wednesday, 20 September 2017 00:42
Alicia Vikander brings less flare to Lara Croft in the new TOMB RAIDER trailer, but that doesn't mean it's a bad thing. This Lara Croft is much more attainable and less of a man's fantasy (less busty).
Alicia Vikander is no Angelina Jolie, nor is she trying to be, thank goodness. While she may be a bad ass Lara Croft, Alicia Vikander brings her own take as an average woman who goes on an adventure. Jolie's Croft was a much more unattainable fantasy like the video game figure. In the age where women are no longer content in being objectified, this Lara Croft fits right into that feminist dream of what defines a strong woman that goes beyond physical.
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.
“Tomb Raider” also stars Dominic West (“Money Monster,” “300”), Walton Goggins (“The Hateful Eight,” “Django Unchained”), Daniel Wu (AMC’s “Into the Badlands”) and Oscar nominee Kristin Scott Thomas (“The English Patient”).
TOMB RAIDER opens March 18, 2018.