There’s been some controversy about the reboot of the Tomb Raider with Alicia Vikander stepping into the role that Angelina Jolie originally essayed: Lara Croft, the artifact-hunting explorer and hero of plenty a computer game outing.
After a mini-teaser on Monday, the full trailer hit the interwebs on Tuesday before being yanked offline and replaced with a better version a few hours later.
But perhaps the biggest controversy this week is not the trailer – which gives us a predictably action-filled taster of what to expect from the reboot… but that of the poster itself (see opposite).
In an era where many a promotional image draws the criticism of pundits for simplistic photoshop montages, the Tomb Raider poster has incurred some serious wrath for a bizarrely constructed image of Vikander with an impossibly twisted and elongated neck that some have even unfairly compared to a giraffe or brontosaurus. Certainly whomever designed the poster doesn’t have a degree in anatomy.
The film, directed by the wonderfully-named Roar Uthaug (who also helmed 2015’s The Wave) and co-starring Walton Goggins and Dominic West will arrive in cinemas on 16th March 2018.