Back in 2007 Playstation came out with a game called Uncharted. Now your oh oh alarm is going off. A film based on a video game. We all are aware of the poor track record of films based on video games. Most of them are quite poor. Disappointing film and video game fans. Some might classify this one as a failure but I think if you are not such a curmudgeon you might find yourself enjoying watching Uncharted.
First off, you do not need to know anything about the game to enjoy the film. The story is easy to follow. Largely because you will feel like you have seen it before. It has cobbled together plenty of cliches or aspects of other films. It is a bit lazy on the part of the team of screenwriters – Rafe Judkins, Art Marcum and Matt Holloway.
This is most certainly a popcorn film offering you fun, zinger lines, some buddy film comedy, and plenty of action. Whatever success the film attains largely rests on how damn likable Tom Holland is. The screen loves him. A young actor who seems to have plenty of fun doing the whole film acting thing. Like he went into it for the right reasons. Not to become a rich star. Here he brings Nate to life.
The two leads – Holland and Wahlberg – have decent onscreen chemistry. Not the best, not the worst. Kinda like the film itself. It does not quite live up to the rich source material. The game, based on the opinions of serious gamers, is a winner. Beloved by many. This film will not have you returning to it time and time again.
Like many films of this type make sure you watch through the entire credits as there is a little “surprise” there.
-Deleted and Extended Scenes
-Never a Dull Moment: Stunts & Action
-Becoming Nathan Drake
-Villains, Backstabbers & Accomplices
-Charting the Course: On Set With Ruben Fleischer
-The Buddy System
-Big Action Breakdown: C-17 Globemaster
-Movie Video – No Mind by Milkblodd