Uncharted is an entertaining adventure film but falls short as an adaption.

Nathan Drake and his wisecracking partner Victor “Sully” Sullivan embark on a dangerous quest to find the greatest treasure never found while also tracking clues that may lead to Nate’s long-lost brother.

Uncharted is an adaption of the video game of the same name, perhaps you have seen the film always appear on “coming soon” or “movies coming out in insert year here” lists, Uncharted when through a lot of production issues since it was announced all the way back in 2008. So was the wait worth it? Well not really but at least it’s nowhere near as bad as it could have been, for starters Tom Holland gives a very energetic role and definitely knows how to entertain an audience. He tries his hardest with a script that’s lacking in a lot of areas, Sophia Taylor Ali is also pretty solid as well. She gives a performance that is actually pretty investing and she becomes very likable, but as I said with Tom Holland the script is really holding her back from doing anything incredible. Mark Wahlberg however is not in the same boat as the other two, not only does he not fit as Sully at all. But his performance is just not good, he gives this very phoned in performance that feels like he walked on set and just didn’t care. The movie itself definitely has it’s entertaining moments particularly the final act however the CGI is just dreadful however (how do you have $120 million dollar movie with CGI that looks like that?) ultimately what hurts Uncharted the most is it really doesn’t feel like an Uncharted adaption, it feels more like any other treasure hunting adventure film that has been released in the last 10 years or so. As an adventure movie it gets the job done very well and has all of the elements you would expect, but as an Uncharted movie there’s definitely a lot more to be desired. Overall Uncharted is luckily not one of those video game adaption films that are a complete and total disaster, the movie is entertaining enough to watch if you have nothing else to watch. But this is definitely something I don’t see myself returning to anytime soon.

Uncharted is available in theaters.

5/10 C

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