Geekery: Lara Croft Doesn’t Shy Away from Danger in New Trailer

The new movie doesn’t have that polished plastic sheen the previous ones have, which is a good thing.

Now that the movie has established itself as being firmly rooted in the 2013 reboot, they’re diving into the story more in this trailer. Turns out her father had a good deal of secrets – including not being such a great person. Take a look…

Super formulaic action movie trailer aside, this looks like a good interpretation of the universe since the reboot. The jungle she dives into from the waterfall is straight out of the 2013 game. On top of that: Lara looks like a believable badass that’s not afraid jump into dangerous situations if she has to. Hopefully it’ll prove out with a decent story, too.

Tomb Raider hits theaters March 16.

  • Shadowstrife

    God I miss the old days of Core Design’s Tomb Raider where Lara could defy the laws of physics by jumping from one side of a room to the other.

    This Nathan Drake-ification of Tomb Raider is a step too far away from the crazy origins of Lara Croft.

    • BaronSnakPak

      Did you watch the trailer? She can jump like 50 feet!

      • ZeeLobby

        But it used to be 52. Gosh!

      • Spacefrisian

        50 baby feet? Insect feet? Giant feet? Isnt it about time to start using an actual measuring systm instead of a body part system?

        • BaronSnakPak

          I’ll start using metric measurements when everyone else stops using Celsius temperatures.

          • wibbling

            Surely the name centigrade scale rather gives it away?

          • BaronSnakPak

            Huh?

          • zeno666

            “a temperature scale that defines the freezing point of water as 0 degrees and the boiling point of water as 100 degrees”

          • BaronSnakPak

            I know what it is, my original joke never implied I didn’t. I said I preferred Fahrenheit over Celsius, then he replied with “the name says centigrade”.

        • zeno666

          Give this man a medal!

  • Sonic tooth

    One bullet in the head, bye bye Lara. I can’t take action films seriously

  • stan hendriksen

    God I miss the old days of Core Design’s Tomb Raider where Lara could defy the laws of physics by jumping from one side of a room to the other.This Nathan Drake-ification of Tomb Raider is a step too far away from the crazy origins of Lara Croft.

  • KreskinsESP

    If it’s true to the game, I assume 90% of the movie would be her getting impaled by a branch through the shoulder and saying YOU CAN DO THIS.

  • af

    “Super formulaic action”!? This can’t be true about Tomb Raider!

  • Vince Maes

    But it used to be 52. Gosh!

  • Katie Evans

    50 baby feet? Insect feet? Giant feet? Isnt it about time to start using an actual measuring systm instead of a body part system?

  • euansmith

    The cast looks good; and seeing Daniel Wu reminded my, Season 3 of “Into the Badlands” should be coming along sometime. Such martial arts fun, much costumes and worldbuilding.