Alicia Vikander as “Lara Croft” on set for TOMB RAIDER 2018

And while I’ve not had the pleasure of playing with “Tomb Raider” video games, I’ve watched the Angelina Jolie movies - like most everyone else - and enjoyed it for what it was, an “action heroine” show, which lasted one film with “Lara Croft’s” short-shorts LOL

And while we’ve seen various incarnations of said short-shorts - courtesy of cosplayers around the world since the films, Angelina's lips still remains vivid in (at least MY) memories (*NOT the short-shorts, true story brush).

So when actress Alicia Vikander was announced to be playing “Lara Croft” in a new film franchise reboot (there is no two ways of explaining these things these days, so save the efforts), first thing that came to mind? *PLEASE NO SHORT-SHORTS*

Alicia Vikander Lara Croft on set TOMB RAIDER 1

And thankfully from these on-set images revealed by, there are no shorts in sight! Matching the video game’s 2013 reboot (See up top).

Not that Ms Vikander would not look good in short-shorts, but … think of all the nasty scrapes she’ll get, climbing all over, innit? Of course I didn’t really think that back in 2001+2003 … but I blame all that “sense of reality” on the film industry, innit? I watch the films to escape reality innit? Not to watch a mirror! LOL

Alicia Vikander Lara Croft on set TOMB RAIDER 2

Here are some more snaps of Swedish actress Alicia Vikander (“Ex Machina”, “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.”, “The Danish Girl”, “Jason Bourne”) on set (more on - who no doubts makes the role of the ‘tomb raider” her own, than attempt to fill the shoes of Ms Jolie, IMHO - and THAT is what I am looking forward to!

SYNOPSIS: ”Lara Croft sets out on her first expedition to finish her father's archaeological research and uncover ancient secrets in order to clear his disgraced name. Tragedy hits when her adventure turns into a fight for survival.” (IMDb)

WHAT-IS: "Tomb Raider is an upcoming American action adventure film directed by Roar Uthaug and written by Mark Fergus, Hawk Ostby, Marti Noxon, Evan Daugherty, and Geneva Robertson-Dworet. It is based on the 2013 video game of same name by Crystal Dynamics. The film stars Alicia Vikander, Walton Goggins, Daniel Wu, and Dominic West. Warner Bros. will release the film on March 16, 2018." (Wiki)
”Bonus” peek at Jolie-Croft in shorts from the 2001 film):