The first poster for the upcoming reboot of the Tomb Raider movie, based on the Tomb Raider video game franchise, has been released. It looks similar — but not exactly so — to the cover art of the 2013 Crystal Dynamics video game.
There’s no getting around it: Lara Croft, the star of the Tomb Raider series, is a genuine action hero with ginormous breasts, which has made her both a symbol of female self-empowerment and an object of sexual desire. But in Tomb Raider (2013), Lara has been rebooted into a younger version of herself. Is New Lara as determined, resourceful, and capable as Mature Lara? Is she an adventurer who can solve puzzles as well as climb, run, and shoot? Or will her breasts get in the way?
“I hate tombs,” Lara Croft says as she’s standing in the middle of, whaddya know, a tomb. Although we’ve seen many a crypt in her future, Lara in Tomb Raider (2013) is a younger, more squeamish version of herself in this thoroughly enjoyable origin story. Our tomb raider is almost a tomb afraider.
It’s 2013. Do you know where your list of videogames for the coming year is? Wikipedia has one, and PC Gamer has a good one too, and they’re chock full o’ so many goodies, I have no idea how I’m going to play them all and have time to eat/bathe/dress/exercise/write/call my mother and father and let them know I’m still alive.