Starring: Alicia Vikander, Walton Goggins, Daniel Wu, Dominic West, Kristin Scott Thomas, Nick Frost
Story: Action adventure directed by Roar Uthaug based on the video game of the same name. The story follows Lara Croft (Alicia Vikander), the fiercely independent daughter of an eccentric adventurer, Lord Richard Croft (Dominic West), who vanished when she was scarcely a teen. Now a young woman of 21 without any real focus or purpose, Lara navigates the chaotic streets of trendy East London as a bike courier, barely making the rent, and takes college courses, rarely making it to class. Determined to forge her own path, she refuses to take the reins of her father’s global empire just as staunchly as she rejects the idea that he’s truly gone.
Advised to face the facts and move forward after seven years without him, even Lara can’t understand what drives her to finally solve the puzzle of his mysterious death. Going explicitly against his final wishes, she leaves everything she knows behind in search of her dad’s last-known destination: a fabled tomb on a mythical island that might be somewhere off the coast of Japan. But her mission will not be an easy one, the stakes couldn’t be higher for Lara, who against the odds and armed with only her sharp mind, blind faith and inherently stubborn spirit, must learn to push herself beyond her limits as she journeys into the unknown.
Best Quotes from Trailer:
Receptionist: What’s your name?
Lara Croft: Lara.
Lara Croft: Croft.
Woman: Lara, your father’s gone. You can pick up where he left off. I see so much of him in you.
[solving a puzzle box and discovering a key inside it]
Lara Croft: Brilliant.
[listening to her father’s video message]
Lord Richard Croft: Hello Sprout. If you’re listening to this then I must be dead. I found something, a tomb called the Mother of Death. If Trinity succeeds our world is in danger. Promise me you will stop them.
Lara Croft: I promise.
Lord Richard Croft: [to Lara] Close the tomb once and for all. The fate of humanity is now in your hands.
Lara Croft: I think I know where my dad went.
[she points to the spot on the map]
Lu Ren: That’s right in the middle of The Devil Sea.
Lara Croft: It will be an adventure.
Lu Ren: Death is not an adventure.
Mathias Vogel: [to Lara] You shouldn’t have come here. But I’m glad that you did.
Lara Croft: What do you know about my father?
Man: Now I see the likeness, the recklessness.
Store Owner: Can’t be too careful these days. The world has gone bloody mad.
[holding up two guns]
Lara Croft: I’ll take two.
Tomb Raider is set to open in the US and UK 03/16/2018.