Those prepping for Alicia Vikander’s debut as Lara Croft in the ‘Tomb Raider’ reboot appear to have spotted something amiss.
A new poster for the forthcoming action-adventure is set to join the ranks of the ‘photoshop fail’, thanks to Alicia’s oddly elongated Gregory Peck (cockney rhyming slang for ‘neck’, which, admittedly, loses something with the additional explanation).
— Tomb Raider (@tombraider) September 18, 2017
It’s massive, basically. Long and weird-looking, and it seems that hours of retouching by the marketing department involved has resulted in a degree of ‘neck blindness’.
As one can see, in reality her neck is of entirely normal proportions.
Of course, as with anything that’s unveiled to the internet, within minutes people were all over it.
WHAT DID YOU DO TO HER NECK https://t.co/bTg4vsGRJo
— Jill Pantozzi ♿ (@JillPantozzi) September 18, 2017
her neck looks like she's a John Carpenter Thing right as it's revealing that it's The Thing pic.twitter.com/RR3nlha5UG
— Max Landis (@Uptomyknees) September 18, 2017
As someone with an exceptionally long neck, I'm glad we're finally getting the recognition we deserve in mainstream media. https://t.co/xjXjcQvz8d
— Lucy James (@lucyjamesgames) September 18, 2017
I dunno what you guys are talking about, Alicia Vikander's neck looks fine to me. pic.twitter.com/rHaga7G1xB
— Chris Wilson (@crwilso) September 18, 2017
Alicia Vikander getting her neck ready for the Tomb Raider poster! pic.twitter.com/CxX1fh0OhR
— Stan Drews (@phizzwhizz) September 18, 2017
— Austin (@AustinCTweets) September 18, 2017
While some simply mocked, others just had to go that one step further.
The only way Vikander's neck makes sense in this poster is if the movie was originally TOMB RAPTOR. pic.twitter.com/VfDRk5mFIU
— Bobby (@bobbyrobertspdx) September 18, 2017
Don't know what everyone's complaining about, Alicia Vikander's neck looks totally fine in that Tomb Raider poster. pic.twitter.com/rsaajJChw3
— Stephen Watson (@WatsonTheScot) September 18, 2017
Let’s hope she – quite literally – winds her neck in come the movie’s release in March, 2018.