Uncharted is a film directed by Ruben Fleischer and adapted from the video game franchise developed by Naughty Dog. The movie was produced by Sony Pictures which gave it a theatrical run before it made its way to Netflix.
Nathan “Nate” Drake (Tom Holland) is a petty thief who also works as a bartender in New York. He meets Victor “Sully” Sullivan (Mark Wahlberg) who tells him that his estranged brother Samuel “Sam” Drake (Rudy Pankow) was on the case of Magellan’s gold before disappearing. To get the treasure, they have to steal a cross from wealthy socialist Santiago Moncada (Antonio Banderas) who has hired mercenary Jo Braddock (Tati Gabrielle) to get it from him. After retrieving the cross, Nate and Sully meet with Chloe Frazer (Sophia Ali) who has a second cross. Together, they dodge Moncado’s thugs as they search for their treasure, though Drake becomes suspicious of his new allies.
To fans of the video games, please forgive me. I have never played the games so I am merely reviewing this as a movie. I am a normie and know-nothing of the tales of “Uncharted.” I welcome any comments from those who disagree as long as you are not rude.
With that out of the way, I have to confess that I kind of liked this movie. I am not saying that it is the best movie ever, but I have to say that it kind of works as a popcorn movie. You can enjoy the stunning cinematography, fight scenes, cool cityscapes, complementary music, action sequences, and the witty banter that Tom Holland gives as Nathan Drake.
As for the casting, I definitely hear the fans that would have preferred someone like Nathan Fillion or even the original voice actor, Nolan North (who has a cameo) as the character. However, I thought Tom Holland did fine as the character. Sure, it will not have the same impact as Spider-Man, but he kept my attention throughout. I know a lot of critics did not like his chemistry with Wahlberg, but I actually thought it was charismatic and fun.
I will admit, you have to suspend your disbelief for several of the stunts and physics of the movie, but that is the point of a lot of these action adventures. You look at what is cool and not always logically sound.
Bottom line, Uncharted is an enjoyable action adventure for a night when you just want to put on something fun to go with your popcorn.
PARENTAL CONCERNS: Violence, Some foul language
FAVORITE QUOTE: You’ve got to be kidding me.
Check out the trailer below:
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