Tomb Raider opens this Friday, with Alicia Vikander (Ex Machina) playing Lara Croft and Walton Goggins (Justified) playing an unconventional villain who just wants to get off the island and go home. Director Roar Uthaug (The Wave) told us his inspiration came from the 2013 reboot game, and that was evident in the first and second trailers. That influence is perhaps even more evident in the seven new clips released by Warner.
Warner released these clips along with a full synopsis:
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.
If she dies as often in the movie as she does in the video game, maybe the next installment will have to be a prequel where it’s just about her life as a bike messenger. Tomb Raider: The College Years?