There’s a new trailer for the upcoming Tomb Raider movie which stars Alicia Vikander as the kickass Lara Croft. Check it out here.
I love the recent Tomb Raider video games. I know this might sound a bit far-fetched, but I prefer them to Naughty Dog’s Uncharted video games. There’s something very special about Lara Croft’s character and I love getting to use a bow and arrow and upgrading your weapons as you see fit. the puzzle aspect of it is also very addictive.
Thinking about it, I might just replay Rise Of The Tomb Raider this weekend. Anyway, I was rather excited when I heard the news that Warner Bros. was going to reboot the Tomb Raider movies using the recent games as a blueprint. And then I got even more excited when I heard that they had cast Swedish and Academy Award-winning actress, Alicia Vikander, as Lara Croft.
Then the first trailer hit the Internet and my excitement started to fade a bit. It just looked like your run-of-the-mill video game action movie. Up until this point, there has never been a decent video game movie adaptation. The best ‘video game movies’ that I can think of are Wargames, Scott Pilgrim Vs The World and the recent Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle and those films weren’t even based on actual video games. However, this new trailer for Tomb Raider shows a bit more than the previous one did and there’s a lot more of the film’s villain, played by the always brilliant Walter Goggins, in it.
There may be hope in this movie yet. It does look like they’ve faithfully adapted the video game and that’s fine, but I do hope that the film offers a bit more than that because video games have become so cinematic now. There’s almost no reason to turn them into movies because they are already playable films. We’ll just have to wait and see. Tomb Raider did, however, make it onto our 50 most anticipated movies of 2018 list.
Tomb Raider will hit UK cinemas on July 6th, 2018. Are you looking forward to it?