“Uncharted” is off the charts

Kaitlyn Smitten, Sports Editor

With beloved actors like Tom Holland and Mark Wahlberg, Uncharted was on track to be a hit movie from the start. The presence that certain actors and actresses bring is vital to the plot. Director Ruben Fleischer did an exceptional job casting this movie to make it appealing for all audiences. 

The film itself captures the best parts of hit movies like “Indiana Jones” and “Tomb Raider,” making it seem like a typical action movie, but ending up to be a loveable and family-friendly masterpiece. 

The movie is set around the adventures of Nathan Drake, played by Tom Holland, and his chases after mythical landmarks. He is in search of gold, but ultimately has trouble finding his desired treasure and instead, finds more value in life lessons learned throughout the way. 

Nathan Drake begins the movie as a simple pickpocket who dreams of bigger things, like finding treasure, which makes it a perfect rags to riches metaphor, but along the way he discovers more about himself and the world, which creates a wonderful coming of age movie. 

On his search for treasure, he meets Victor Sullivan, played by Mark Wahlberg, who has the same ultimate goal as him: find the treasure and become rich. This makes for an uncanny duo throughout the movie, bringing humor, trust, and friendship. 

There is however much debate over if yet another action movie like “Uncharted” was needed. Although “Uncharted” is similar to many previous adaptations of video games, it brings a sense of comfort and nostalgia to viewers. 

Not only is the film a typical video game to movie adaptation, it is also an action packed movie filled with jaw dropping action and a good dose of humor, which keeps the audience engaged throughout the whole movie. 

The movie has clearly been set up with a sequel in mind, making it potentially the new “Indiana Jones” franchise. This will bring a new generation the beloved adventures that everyone loves so much. 

However, the movie does have some flaws. Being too reliant on CGI, the film seems to be compensating for a lack of plot development. In contrast to previous adventure movies like “The Goonies,” “Uncharted” relies heavily on CGI to spice up the on screen action instead of the typical structure of running away from bad guys. 

The movie also heavily focused on villains that do not necessarily develop the plot at all, but there is much less shooting and intense physical exertion as a traditional action movie. 

Despite this, “Uncharted” brings a refreshing taste to viewers and allows them to experience more dramatic and drastic events, with the help of CGI. 

“Uncharted” may be this generation’s version of “Indiana Jones” or “The Crusader,” inspiring children all around the world to follow their dreams.