Movie Review: Uncharted

April 10, 2022

Details from IMDB:



Street-smart Nathan Drake is recruited by seasoned treasure hunter Victor "Sully" Sullivan to recover a fortune amassed by Ferdinand Magellan, and lost 500 years ago by the House of Moncada.


Initial Thoughts:

I have never played the "Uncharted" video game, in fact, I don't know anything about it. The only reason I went to this movie is that it was the only one my wife and I could agree on (at it was at a good time). That sounds negative but it's just true. I will say that I do think Tom Holland is a good actor (as is Mark Wahlberg) and that the movie had ok reviews.

Main Points:

The movie is what I expected, action and adventure with some humor and a few sexy scenes thrown in. Holland does a good job and shows that he is capable of taking on a variety of roles. Wahlberg plays the older, wiser more devious adventurer who often seems like he will abandon you but always come back when you really need him. The film is so very similar to movies like "National Treasure", "Tomb Raider" and yes a tiny bit of "Indiana Jones" that it's no surprise when they mention the latter.

The movie did have some fun parts, good action scenes and fine special effects.I probably would have enjoyed it more if I had played the video game but still I had an ok time with it. It does everything you would suspect this type of genre to do and does leave way for a sequel.

Final Thoughts:

Ultimately the movie is mediocre and forgettable but still a pleasant enough popcorn flick. I give it 6.5 out of 10, there's nothing really very good or bad about it. Please don't bring young children to this, ages 13+ for violence, some blood, and coarse language. If you're just looking for a fun movie to pass the time, then I would give this a mild recommendation, if for no other reason than to see Tom Holland having fun, he makes the movie better.