The first ‘Tomb Raider’ trailer channels the game—and that’s a very good thing


The first trailer for Alicia Vikander’s Tomb Raider is here, and you’ll be happy to hear it looks exactly like Tomb Raider. No edgy reboot changes, no (apparent) hidden meaning—just cool action sequences, performed by Lara Croft in a more sensible outfit than the Angelina Jolie movies.

The movie looks like it takes inspiration from recent Tomb Raider games, using Lara Croft’s wealthy father as the motivation for her first big tomb-raiding mission. She also uses a bow and arrow; her staple weapon in the later games.

There’s something relaxing about Tomb Raider‘s straightforwardness. If you want to see Alicia Vikander raid some tombs, this film will fulfill your desires. Otherwise, give it a miss. It’s as simple as that.

Tomb Raider is due out in March 2018.

Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

Gavia Baker-Whitelaw is a staff writer at the Daily Dot, covering geek culture and fandom. Specializing in sci-fi movies and superheroes, she also appears as a film and TV critic on BBC radio. Elsewhere, she co-hosts the pop culture podcast Overinvested. Follow her on Twitter: @Hello_Tailor