Based on the video game of the same name, Uncharted follows the story of Nathan Drake (Tom Holland) who is recruited by treasure hunter Victor Sullivan (Mark Walhberg) to search for Ferdinand Magellan’s fortune that was lost 500 years ago. Trekking across the globe performing various heists and attempting to outrun the bad guys, Nate and Sully find themselves in a race against time to uncover the gold.
First and foremost, let me disclose that I know nothing about the game. Going in somewhat blindly worked in my favor and made for a rather fun night out at the cinema.
Tom Holland once again shines as Nate Drake. He has really grown on me over the years and now I can’t help but look forward to everything he stars in. Another stand out for me was Sophia Ali as Chloe. Previously starring in Prime’s The Wilds, she was a strong female character who didn’t take no for an answer.
Unfortunately, I wish I could say the same for the others. Mark Walhberg seemed out of place here. I didn’t fully believe in his chemistry with Holland which was disappointing as it was integral to the story. The villains in Antonio Banderas and Tati Gabrille were one dimensional and underused. I wish we could have learned more about them both.
While there is nothing particularly special about Uncharted, it is a fun action adventure flick that delivers. It had great action sequences, fabulous locations, as well as major Pirates of the Caribbean, Indiana Jones and sometimes even Titanic vibes that I was all for.