Tomb Raider film looks like a solid adaptation

Posted on September 21, 2017

Anyone who has played a Tomb Raider game knows that Lara Croft is one bad-ass heroine. Smart, creative, and rather attractive, she is certainly a character worth admiring, and one many gamers resonate with.

The last couple of games released featuring Lara have gone further beyond, establishing her as more than just some buxom beauty with a pair of guns and amazing chest. The first trailer for Tomb Raider, starring Alicia Vikander, is out and it looks very promising, showing us Lara’s origin story, and it couldn’t be clearer that this is film worthy of hype.

The story tells the tale of Lara who is seen to be looking for answers into the mysterious disappearance of her father who was once a well known adventurer. After deciphering hidden clues and receiving a recorded message from her deceased father she embarks upon a journey that will shape the person she is destined to become – the ‘Tomb Raider’.

Despite it being an adaptation of the game, there are many similarities seen throughout the trailer that draws inspiration on the 2013 video game release Tomb Raider – which was a smashing success for the game series. One could easily assume that this ‘origin’ tale is a alternate retelling of that game, which honestly I’m okay with.

I can only hope that despite it’s serious overtone in the trailer, we will get to see some more light hearted moments in the film. The little humour we got out of Nick Frost at the end just wasn’t enough, even if his beard does have all the gaming bears out there wistfully sighing with content.

Tomb Raider is set for its cinematic debut in March 2018. Curious about the most recent game in the series? Check out our review of Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration Edition.