One of the films some mentioned liking from 2021, Uncharted is finally more widely available. Featuring a group of popular and newer talent, in this way, the film is sure to appeal to a wide audience.
Uncharted (2021) Film Review
Growing up for fifteen years without the benefit of his older brother, Nate Drake (Tom Holland) has raised himself since he was ten while living in an orphanage. After Sam gets in trouble one too many times, he decides to take off over being put in a juvenile center. Working the NYC bar scene and pulling a quick theft or two of wealthy patrons, he catches the attention of Victor “Sully” Sullivan (Mark Wahlberg). A treasure hunter with some questionable morals, Sully has a reason for recruiting Nate. But having taken an interest in one legend when he and his brother were kids, Nate has always been curious about this treasure.
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When it comes to adventure flicks, I am all in. Probably stems from my love of things like National Treasure. Many liked another recent flick in the genre, but honestly, Uncharted is better. At least for me it is, and I know the reason for this. However, on the surface, the plot is also fun. That said, if you don’t like slower films, you may not enjoy this one. It hooks us with gasp inducing action from the start, which I think is wise just because the film then goes into a predated event and is slower during that portion.
This can be a pro and con depending on your viewpoint. A slower pace in this allows you to experience everything better whereas the constant action sometimes muddies the waters. That said, some viewers need that for their interest to be held. So just know that if you prefer all the fast pacing. However, on the flip side, the amount of excitement there is, for me, is quite enough. Especially when one sequence involves ships in the sky! I also really appreciate the trade off that is characters besting each other. It plays way better than some of the other films I’ve seen.
Before I end, I’ll just say the cast is good. It’s fun to see Wahlberg and Holland play their respective roles, plus you’ll see Antonio Banderas, too. Then you’ll see newcomers Tati Gabrielle and Sophia Ali. The stylized action is cool, and the bartending add in fun. If you like adventure flicks, this one is really quite fun. There’s also a couple of bonus scenes that not only make you giggle one last time, because the humor here is good, but also the possible teasing of a sequel.
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You can find Uncharted digitally on Amazon Video; or at publication, it is with Netflix.
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Content: there is some profanity (sh*t, etc) and a use of the f-word. There’s also uses of “crap” if that bothers you. Some minor innuendo. Mostly outside the language, the PG-13 rating is for the “excitement” and probably use of weapons, threats and the like. There’s nothing too graphic (someone slits the throats of two people, one on screen, on off) but if you’re not a fan of that sort, this won’t be for you.
Photos: Columbia Pictures / Atlas Entertainment