Is Uncharted Worth Watching?

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Uncharted is a new action adventure movie directed by Ruben Fleischer, based on the video
game series of the same name by Sony. Starring Tom Holland and Mark Wahlberg, the movie
made over a hundred million dollars in the box office in just one weekend. In the movie, Nathan
Drake (Holland) is recruited for his talent to help Victor “Sully” Sullivan (Wahlberg) find the
ancient lost treasure of Ferdinand Magellan. Together, they’ll do whatever it takes to find the
treasure before anyone else. In an adventure filled with betrayal and self-preservation, the
movie explores themes of trust and putting your own interests aside for the sake of others.
Uncharted reviews vastly differed between critics and audiences. The movie only received a
40% on Rotten Tomatoes from critics, yet 90% of audiences recommended it. Many critics felt
that Uncharted was just a National Treasure wannabe. The audience, including gamers who
have played the Uncharted games, felt that the movie was funny and engaging.

Personally, I thought that it was a great movie. I’m no critic, but I do enjoy watching movies, and
Uncharted did not let me down. It had sword fights, gunfights, chases, mysteries, and betrayal.
But what really made this movie great was the cast. I felt that Holland and Wahlberg worked
together well, effectively bringing the funny banter between Nate and Sully that can be seen in
the games.
Although Uncharted is not completely accurate to its source material, it contains most of the
important things. Despite that, the movie was well made and is a very enjoyable experience,
and I highly recommend it.