Uncharted - Review
Fortune Favours The Bold. 3 / 5
Directed by Ruben Fleischer.
A young street-smart, Nathan Drake and his wisecracking partner Victor “Sully” Sullivan embark on a dangerous pursuit of “the greatest treasure never found” while also tracking clues that may lead to Nathan’s long-lost brother.
When I thought of what a big screen adaptation of Uncharted could look like, Tom Holland and Mark Wahlberg did not come to mind.
Adapting Uncharted into a film continues the perpetuating cycle as the video game was very much designed to be an interactive blockbuster.
Despite being impressively miscast, Uncharted falls into the sweet spot of popcorn flick that action and swashbuckling plot are entertaining enough to be quite enjoyable. That doesn't necessarily make it a good film, even with a few spectacular action sequences it quickly slips into inadequacy and forgettable territory.
Even with its flaws, it's hard to properly critique a film that’s final act contains flying ships filled with buried treasure - If nothing else, it’s a great reminder to replay the games.