Lara Croft Faces Her Past In Action-Packed New Tomb Raider Movie Trailer

"You messed with the wrong family."

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It's been 15 years since Lara Croft last appeared on the big screen, but that will change in March, when the Tomb Raider reboot movie is released. The film stars Alicia Vikander as Lara, and a new trailer has now been released.

The trailer features plenty of the expected action, but it also puts the emphasis on Lara as a character, as she searches for her long-lost father on a remote island. And as with the first trailer that was released in September, and it lives up to director Roar Uthaug's earlier suggestion that the 2013 reboot game is a big influence. Check it out above.

Tomb Raider also stars Dominic West (The Wire) as Lara's father, Walton Goggins (Sons of Anarchy) as the villain, and Daniel Wu (Warcraft) as a ship captain who works with Lara on her adventure. It hits theaters on March 16, 2018.

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly last year, Vikander spoke about taking on the role of Lara Croft and what would set her apart from both the Lara of the games, as well as Angelina Jolie's previous movie portrayal. "She has all the fierce, tough, curious, intelligent traits," she said. "But we've stripped away all of her experience. She hasn't gone on an adventure just yet. She thought she was a stuck up businessperson living in the modern youth culture of suburban London, but then this whole box of information. This is the beginning."

On the gaming side, in December it was officially announced that a new Tomb Raider game is on the way. Square Enix confirmed the news in a brief statement, although the title, platforms, and release date remain unknown. In June, the title "Shadow of the Tomb Raider" was potentially leaked in a PowerPoint presentation, though it's unclear if that was real.

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Yet another game based movie which is likely to flop.

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Does she face a past where she actually had the body of a woman?

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just another CGI-fest...

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Definitely looks better than the Jolie movies. Could be decent.

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Meh, as forgettable as Jolie's movies were, they are still watchable. Probably this will be the same.

I just want the games that were like fully interactive point'n click adventures back. Tomb Raider (96) was like the evolutive step of Myst and Escape from Monkey Island

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This looks so bad it's unbelievable.

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god... why this song.... WHY?!??

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Will mostly watch this for Walton Goggins, though I fear his character will probably be written to just be the average, one-dimensional action-movie villain.

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it would have been so cool if they'd have cast Camilla :(

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@RaveNRolla: Not enough star power for a big budget movie.

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@darth_zaramoth: Star power is over-rated.

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@straightcur: That is true. However, it still dictates the casting of many big budget movies.

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needs bigger guns

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Not really digging the chick that plays Lara, too ripped and not very attractive.

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@i_p_daily: alicia vikander is super talented though....although I guess so is Fassbender and AC still stucked.

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@Greyfox-101: Fassbender is indeed a good actor, but I think no matter who they cast as lead in AC, it would've still been a bad movie. They somehow managed to make the story and script both boring and nigh on incomprehensible.

Tomb Raider should have a somewhat easier job though, as the story is straightforward and doesn't rely on so much time jumps and science mumbo jumbo.

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@i_p_daily: Some people complain she's not ripped enough, now you're complaining she's too ripped. Can't win with anyone these days.

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@graffitiheart: Lara looks like a women and was never ripped, this chick looks like a gym junkie, and not a very feminine one :(

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@graffitiheart: Lots of people just like to hate because it is popular to do these days and makes them feel superior. So they try to look for anything to nitpick or just twist to their narrative.

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@straightcur: So instead i'm supposed to just agree and not voice my opinion. Just because you don't like what I said, and i'm a "hater" lol, look in the mirror.

Also why would a different looking Lara make me feel superior, honestly where do you people come up with this shit?

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@i_p_daily: i don't know why they didn't seek your approval before casting.

oh wait i do. nobody cares who you think is attractive/unattractive.

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@newbpwnr: Did I say they needed to mr smartarse? but if you're going to portray a character that's well known you would think they would find someone who somewhat similar in appearance.

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@newbpwnr: and someone cares about yours? What was your name again?

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@g4m1ngon: no youre a towel

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Much better trailer than the first! Please be good!

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@graffitiheart: At least it can't be any worse than recent game iterations, right?

EDIT: [Watches Trailer] Spoke too soon. Ha!

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Could be good! do like a bit of Alicia Vikander too!

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Welp. Waiting for user reviews.

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@sakaixx: Which user's review? Or do you just follow the herd?

It would at least make sense if you waited for specific reviewers who you've found have similar interests as you, but just the general audience.... You will miss a lot of good movies that way, but at least you will catch all the generic stuff.

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@straightcur: because I want to? Just why people needs to justify why their way is the correct way on these little stuff.

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@straightcur: That userAccount is incapable of independent thought, really a disgrace upon the whole site.

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Didn't look terrible... but doesn't look good. I'll watch it on Netflix when it inevitably arrives.

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@Servare: Same here.

If they release another game I'll buy that on day 1.

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Since I no longer have any good Indiana Jones films, my fingers are crossed on this one. I thought it looked decent. A fun weekend afternoon adventure. I'm in.

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How many slow motion long jumps can they fit into one trailer? Music was annoying too.

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Looks good, Not a huge blockbuster, but still entertaining. Alicia is fit AF, she's ripped.

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@straightcur: Agreed! I do like a bit of Alicia Vikander! a more believable looking Lara too, a boob obsessed 14 year old might not agree but ... hey, kids will grow up eventually!

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@straightcur: She looks nothing like Lara, just a crash grab. i did like her in Ex Machina but she looks terrible in this.

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@deviltaz35: Looks nothing like which Lara? The pixelated imaginary character? LOL good one.

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looks really bad.

will flop

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@FLOPPAGE_50: It will most certainly flop with the critics. But I think it'll do well revenue-wise and we'll probably see a Tomb Raider 2 soon.

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The only hope this movie has is in Walter Goggins.