In the New Tomb Raider Trailer, Lara Croft Goes Careening Into Danger for Family

By James Whitbrook on at

The first look at the Tomb Raider reboot gave us plenty of tomb-raiding action, with a lot of it inspired by the 2013 video game reboot of Lara Croft’s escapades. The latest trailer shows us a lot of what’s been added to the film beyond the inspiration of the game series—and it’s pretty much all about the legacy of Lara’s mysterious dad.

Although there’s plenty of action—including a lavish sequence where Lara (played by Ex Machina’s Alicia Vikander) falls off a crashed plane, down a waterfall, and smack-bang into a forest that’s right out of the 2013 game—the main focus of this trailer is Lara’s relationship with her estranged father (played by Dominic West).

Turns out daddy Croft had a bit of an unsavoury background that led to some run-ins with the villain of the piece, Walton Goggins’ Mathias Vogel, who finds himself tussling with Lara now that she’s on the hunt to learn what happened to her missing father. And, much like the Tomb Raider reboot game, also seemingly try and avoid killing herself in as many elaborate and gruesome manners as possible.

Tomb Raider hits theatres March 16.


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