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Strenuous physical challenges threaten to overtake Lara Croft in new Tomb Raider clips.

Today Warner Bros. Pictures released a couple of new clips for their upcoming Tomb Raider reboot starring Alicia Vikander. In these clips, we get a hint of the physical challenges that Lara will have to contend with throughout the course of the movie. The clips also provide us with a clue with what we should expect from this interpretation of Lara. It’s no longer the Lara Croft we are familiar with.

The official synopsis of the film is below:

The fate of humanity rests in her hands. Alicia Vikander is Lara Croft. Lara Croft, the fiercely independent daughter of a missing adventurer, must push herself beyond her limits when she finds herself on the island where her father disappeared.

via Warner Bros Pictures

The Tomb Raider franchise has been undergoing a resurgence in popularity in recent years. The first game was published by London-based company Einos (now Square Enix) in 1996, introducing the world to the now infamous archeologist Lara Croft.

The series faced some ups and downs, especially after the ill-received 2003 release of Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness. In 2013 the franchise was rebooted with a game that focused on the origin story of Lara Croft. The most recent game released in 2015 focused on the Rise of the Tomb Raider.

This is not the first time we have seen Lara Croft brought to the big screen. Paramount Pictures brought her to life with Angelina Jolie in the early 2000s.

The reboot also stars Dominic WestWalton Goggins, and Daniel Wu. It is being directed by Roar Uthaug, a Norwegian powerhouse that has become most known for his critically acclaimed film The Wave.

Tomb Raider will hit theaters on March 16, 2018.  Let us know what you think about the clips below.

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Sarah Musnicky

Sarah is a freelance writer and self-described workaholic. She loves fantasy and sci fi and will admit having dual loyalties between Star Trek and Star Wars as well as Marvel and DC. When she's not being socially awkward, she is in a corner obsessing over dragons, cute things, and a need to master all languages on the planet. She would like to be a professional blanket burrito when she reaches the peak of maturation.

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  • Angelina Jolie would be slightly envious of Alicia Vikander’s Lara Croft. That being said, the film feels like a gruff handshake when it should have felt like a warm hug.

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