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Uncharted; is the movie as good as the game?

Whether you grew up on the classic PlayStation game, or you’re a fan of superstar Tom Holland, its more than likely you’ve heard of the newly released Uncharted movie! It hit the big screens here in the UK in February this year. The Numbers.com states that in its opening week it made $44,010,155 worldwide.

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Although these statistics are good, they’re not as high as Holland’s previous work with Sony studios. According to Box Office Mojo, Spider-Man: No Way Home made $260,138,569! Almost six times as much! Although much like Spiderman, a sequel is expected.

For those of you who haven’t heard about this movie yet, it follows two main characters, Nate and his recruiter Sully, as they comically work together to decrypt clues in a race to recover ancient treasure before their competitors. With several interesting twists and turns, this prequel flick explains the introduction of these two characters who we meet in the games as old friends and it shows how they bond through gold and peril. Furthermore, there are a number of successful names on this project including Tom Holland, Mark Wahlberg, Sophia Ali and Antonio Banderas to name a few.

Image taken from IMDb

Without giving too much away, this movies does set it up for another adventure to come. I find it very interesting how the studio has created a movie that tells the story of what happened before the game as oppose to just regurgitating the events of the game in a movie format. Furthermore the movie was made with a very inclusive system in mind. After watching it in 4DX, I was able to not only feel incorporated physically but also mentally as the writers and directors have added subtle clues and hints for the audience to workout themselves.

HINT: When watching, wait after the credits. There’s more!

Google statistics explain that the movie received a 41% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, 47% on Metacritic and 6.7/10 on IMDb. As of customer reviews on Google itself, they tally to an impressive 4.2/5.

Bernard Boo from Den of Geek describes the following; “It isn’t a great action movie, but it is a good one. Despite not being as compelling or polished as the games it’s based on, the first big screen Drake adventure is still a lot of fun, and Holland opens the franchise up to a younger audience that may not have been drawn in by the video game Drake’s middle aged machismo.”

So only time will tell if this semi-successful film prequel adaptation will thrive or fall as the series continue. There are many mixed thoughts and feelings however most can agree that the chemistry created between Nate and Sully (Holland and Wahlberg) is very entertaining and that the action scenes and special effects were at least moderately successful.

Picture from Pixabay

If you have seen it what’s your opinion? Should they have cast an older actor for Nate? Did they make the storyline too loose and unorganised?

And if you haven’t seen it yet there’s still time to pop into your local cinema before it goes! Otherwise it will be available on both Netflix and Disney+ shortly.

Article written and composed by Siobhan Lansdowne