The Uncharted video game franchise is my favorite series of games ever made. I thought I should get out of that way before diving into my review. On countless stories I’m sure they were over and many directors were leaving the project before settling on Ruben Fleischer, I was intrigued, but still very excited to see these characters on the big screen. This will also be a completely unbiased review as I can’t even compare it to the games. Too many things have been changed to really compare it. With all that said, let’s dive in.
The story begins with young Nathan Drake, a bartender who plans to one day find treasure with his brother Sam. He never felt the need to return to the sport after his brother went missing. When Victor Sullivan (Sully) appears after his shift one night, he brings up the past and says he worked with his brother Sam. This immediately makes Nathan want to be a part of this story and the two form a bond. These two believe that a fortune left by Ferdinand Magellan 500 years ago is still sitting somewhere in the world. They embark on this journey together, but they are not alone after this treasure, which leads to too much predictability.gym by Jotin Singh
Cast (in credits order)
When I first heard that Tom Holland had been cast to play Nathan Drake and that Mark Wahlberg would play Sully, I, like many other fans, was left scratching my head. It was clear that they wanted to introduce these characters into the game younger than themselves in order to create a long-lasting franchise, but it just didn’t feel right. Again, I was not going to let my love of the game affect me in any way.
I’m a big fan of both Holland and Wahlberg, so here’s a catch-22 going on in my mind. Did I enjoy the film overall and did I enjoy both of them in their respective roles? I absolutely did! Do I still think it was a bit wrong and they should have grown up? I absolutely do! For both those reasons and some of the negatives I’m about to get into, I believe Uncharted is an okay, entertaining film for the most part.
Reuben Fleischer has been a very hit-or-miss director for me, directing both Zombieland movies, which I think are great, as well as Venom, which I had some fun with, but he also did some really bad ones in Gangster Squad. Have also done movies and 30 minutes or less. His movies always make him look very neat and in a silly/funny tone. I was worried that the tone would not fit in an unknown film and I feel the same way after watching the film. Bright and colorful (besides the landscape around them) it’s not how I’ve ever seen an Uncharted movie, but again, it was adapted and I’m not going to complain about the look.
I think the weakest aspect of this film is that there is absolutely no patience in it. No one ever gets dirty, there’s barely any blood, and it never seems like the stakes are high because these characters can do a lot without getting scratched.
Overall, I probably have more to criticize than praise when talking about Uncharted, but that’s because the screenplay felt like it was hitting random bullet points rather than exiting the world they’re living in. . It never felt like a live-in. Still, I love the cast (including Antonio Banderas and Sofia Ali), the camaraderie between Nathan and Sully was fun, the action is good, and I left the theater feeling so positive about the film that I wanted them to continue. Prefer .
I’d happily go back for a sequel, but I hope they develop these characters more and get down to a filthy, filthy story. Yes, Uncharted is all about having fun and telling a great story, but I felt a bit hollow here. I think it is a movie worth watching and I recommend it because I think it has the potential to do a lot better in the future. Overall the film is fine, but now the foundation has been laid to do something better.
After many years we finally have an Uncharted movie, this movie is based on a really popular video game franchise and today I watched it and here is my review for it. The premise of the film sees a young man recruited to go in search of a long lost treasure.
The main character Tom Holland plays Nathan Drake and I can’t help myself he’s really entertaining to watch and I think it’s just because of Holland’s natural charm and the charisma he manages to pull off. But the point is, he’s not what I wanted from Nathan Drake as a character, he’s nothing like his video game counterpart and that’s a huge shame. I was watching the movie and I saw Peter Parker without his Spider-Man costume. Hopefully, it’s only because this movie came out right after Spider-Man: No Way Home, but I’m worried that Holland might become typecast and one trick pony.
Supporting character Mark Wahlberg plays Sully and has a similar storyline to our main character. He has a very natural charisma and his chemistry with Holland is really good and at least there is some kind of character development in the show. But I thought it was Mark Wahlberg walking around and Sully’s character from the video game and that was the issue for me, he’s exactly like he is in every other movie and it’s a bit of a shame to me.
Sofia Ali plays Chloe and I really liked her a lot, probably because she was a performer I didn’t recognize, it made her feel like a real character and someone who was really interesting to watch Was. The bad guys didn’t work though, Antonio Banderas is here but he’s just your normal villain and I don’t know when Do work. Tai Gabrielle is better as a villain but she isn’t that great either but was at least a physical enemy to Drake.
Story Story did a great job of watching a young Nathan Drake start his career and take him on a fun adventure around the world that had shades of Indiana Jones. Some sort of character development was attempted and the actors looked like they were having fun here. But the overall plot of the film lacks depth and direction. I think it might need to pace up a bit better and focus a bit more on the characters and better motivation to the villains.
Screenplay The film has a really surprising amount of humor and I was laughing my way through most of the film, getting a little heartbroken to fix it. But that’s not enough here, I didn’t care enough about the characters and at times it felt like the film was really relying on its star power rather than crafting these better written heroes and villains.
The genre has some really cool action scenes, including the crazy cargo plane scene that was in all the trailers. The film is quite relentless as well, the adventure moves at a very break noble pace which is good but it also damages the characterization and plot of the film. It was a fun action film that didn’t need depth to be a good film.
Overall, Uncharted is a pretty average adventure film. There’s definitely something cool here and Sony is hoping to make it a franchise, but it’s not enough for me to get excited about it or recommend it for a watch.