Warner Bros. has just released a new poster for their upcoming film, Tomb Raider, which stars Oscar-winning actress Alicia Vikander in the titular role.
Check it out below!
Not too long ago, we got out first taste of the film with its first teaser and poster, both of which seemed to illicit mixed responses from fans. For many (including us), the trailer seemed way too goofy for the source material on which it was based. In some ways, the tone of the flick seemed to be stuck in the mid-2000s, with Lara Croft jumping 100 horizontal feet and spouting off one-liners, rather than fully embracing the tone of the rebooted video game franchise.
As far as posters go, that lat one also received a lot of criticism for Vikander’s long neck. We’ll have to wait and see if this newest one receives similar criticism. While it definitely looks a lot better, I can still see some folks online complaining about her neck being far too long. Regardless, it actually does a great job of showing all the hell Lara will be going through in the film, and could go a long way in convincing gamers that Vikander looks the part.
Below is the official synopsis for Tomb Raider:
“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 hits theaters on March 16, 2018.
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SOURCE: Warner Bros. (via Collider)