Uncharted: Enjoyable for Non-Gamers



This movie isn’t bad. I don’t think the movie is terrible, but it’s not an amazing movie either. It’s an entertaining movie, and I think that’s all it wanted to be. 

Now if you’ve played any of the Uncharted games, you should pretty much know what to expect here. However it’s not nearly as good of a movie as it is a game. It uses some similar moments from the games. It takes inspiration from them, for example, the whole plane scene, which is probably the highlight of the movie. 

It’s still better in the game than it is in the movie because you get to play the game. You’re actually involved in it, instead of watching it unfold. The games are longer than the movie’s two hour runtime, so you get more time to care about the characters and a bigger journey. Everything Uncharted the movie wanted to do, the games just do better. 

I do think the movie is entertaining, especially for people who haven’t played the Uncharted games. This would be a movie that I think they really appreciate. 

I think Tom Holland does a good job playing as Nathan Drake. I don’t think he’s the perfect Nathan Drake, but I do like him as an actor. 

Mark Wahlberg as Sully is a bit goofy, but I didn’t hate him. I enjoyed the chemistry between him and Tom Holland. It wasn’t bad, and they were fun to watch. 

The majority of the things that happen in this movie are super unlikely and silly. I don’t think the writers care, but it is fun. There’s not a whole lot of depth to it. By the end of the movie, the characters are pretty much exactly the same as when they started except for a couple of developmental moments in some character relationships. 

Overall it’s not a movie that’s trying to do anything new. It’s basically all adventure movies thrown into one. It’s nothing you haven’t seen before. It’s just an enjoyably goofy movie.