Starring: Tom Holland, Mark Wahlberg, Antonio Banderas, Sophia Ali, and Tati Gabrielle
Director: Ruben Fleischer
The makeup of Uncharted is as follows: cue the lost family member storyline from Tomb Raider, add history lessons that would fit right into National Treasure, and top it off with Mark Wahlberg plucking quips straight out of The Italian Job. The filmmakers tried banking on the chemistry between Wahlberg and Tom Holland, but it falls flat when the entire movie is a collection of poorly edited scenes jumbled together from other movies. Meanwhile, you're left wondering if Holland is actually playing Nathan Drake or Peter Parker. In the end, I’m more interested in seeing how many reviews mention Nathan Fillion.
Uncharted is not a great movie, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t a bit of fun to be had. You’ve certainly seen this movie before, as it plays out like Tomb Raider’s Last Crusade for The Goonies’ National Treasure. That said, if you like treasure hunt movies (which I do), this one will scratch the itch well enough despite action sequences that lack suspense and the barely there chemistry between Tom Holland and Mark Wahlberg that causes all the witty banter to fall flat. Again though, I didn’t hate it, and I’ll probably even watch the inevitable sequel.