We keep waiting on the film adaptation of a video game that’s going to break the streak of lousy film adaptations of video games. It certainly wasn’t the Angelina Jolie Tomb Raider movies from the 2000s, but there’s reason to be confident about the Alicia Vikander-led reboot. Roar Uthaug did a good job with disaster movie The Wave, the games themselves have gotten stronger, and you have the benefit of Walton Goggins playing the bad guy. Goggins makes every project better; no one denies this.
I’m pleased to announce we’re giving away 25 admit-two passes to the Atlanta screening of Tomb Raider. To enter for a chance to see the movie early and for free, send an e-mail to Collider.Passes@gmail.com with the subject line “TOMB RAIDER”. The screening is Tuesday, March 13th at 7:30pm at Regal Atlantic Station, so please don’t enter if you think you’ll be unavailable. Multiple entries from a single person will disqualify all entries from that person.
Check out the Tomb Raider trailer below. The film opens March 16th, and also stars Daniel Wu and Dominic West.
Here’s the official synopsis for Tomb Raider:
Lara Croft (Alicia Vikander) is the fiercely independent daughter of an eccentric adventurer 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. 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. Leaving everything she knows behind, Lara goes 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; just reaching the island will be extremely treacherous. Suddenly, 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. If she survives this perilous adventure, it could be the making of her, earning her the name tomb raider.