"It's been two years now of me saying it, it feels like people believe I'm bulls**ting...", she smiled, as the co-hosts giggled nervously in response to her inappropriate language. She's young and inexperienced, in over her head and afraid for her life - and Vikander lets us see the fear underneath her determination, which makes everything about this movie more interesting and immediate.
After whetting our appetites with hints and leaked art, it looks like Square Enix is gearing up for a big Shadow of the Tomb Raider reveal. While a first trailer of Tomb Raider was unveiled a few weeks ago already, Warner bros has just unveiled new images from the film and it is knackered just looking at it.
As it stands, though, "Tomb Raider" is an often fun and visually compelling action pic, that is also sometimes unintentionally silly, with a great actress leading the whole thing.
Directed by Norwegian filmmaker Roar Uthaug ("The Wave"), Lara is introduced getting her butt kicked in a boxing ring. It arrives just over five years after the game it is based upon.
This new Lara Croft game has long suffered leaks.
Where the film slowly falls apart is in its reliability on existing adventure film clichés and as a close friend said, rip-offs from other treasure hunting films. With a hero that can never fail and letting us all feel the lack of any sense of real dread and giving us a lot of cannon fodder along the way (or arrow fodder).
The action sequences are solid, the puzzles and traps are complicated but credible, and the Junkie XL score is lively throughout.
The film not-so-subtly borrows from a half dozen better films, but even so, there are definitely ways the story of "Tomb Raider" might have been improved.
The couple fell in love while filming The Light Between Oceans nearly two years ago and got married in a top secret ceremony in Ibiza with close friends and family last October.
The Shadow of the Tomb Raider publisher will be Square Enix, as is always the case with Tomb Raider games.