Based on the 1996 video game character, this movie's version of Lara is the fiercely independent daughter of a missing adventurer who soon finds herself following in his footsteps. Here, she visits her father's company, which is clearly doing very well even though he's not around to run it.
Lara's father leaves her a video message saying he might be dead but that she has an important mission ahead. Of course, Lara's father could also just be missing, and a clever Lara could soon be hot on his trail.
In pure Lara Croft fashion, she searches for the mysterious island via ship. Here, Lara chats with her skeptical ship's captain Lu Ren (played by Daniel Wu) about traveling into the Devil's Triangle to find the island. "Death is not an adventure," Ren says.
Look closely and you'll see a very tiny Lara Croft taking a giant leap from her sinking ship into the ocean during a tremendous storm. This is a call-back to her impressive feats of athleticism in the Tomb Raider video game.
Mathias Vogel (played by Walton Goggins) is referred to as Father Mathias. In the video game he is a dangerous castaway who creates his own cult. However, in this film he could very well be a member of Trinity.
Of course, this wouldn't be a "Tomb Raider" movie without the same kind of dangerous elements used in the popular video game of the same name. In this scene, Lara's avoiding being sliced and diced by a multi-pronged death trap.
Actor Nick Frost plays a gun dealer and reminds us all in the trailer that you "can't be too careful these days, the world has gone bloody mad." While it looks like he only has a very minor role in the film, we know all too well he can hold his own -- whether against zombies in "Shaun of the Dead" or a corrupt town council in "Hot Fuzz."