First Glance: “Uncharted”

Bits of information has been swirling around for years about an “Uncharted” movie, and now it has its first trailer and a release day. The film is based on the popular Sony PlayStation action-adventure series of the same name and will star Tom Holland as the game’s protagonist Nathan Drake. Video game adaptations don’t have the best track record, but the “Uncharted” world seems perfect for a big budget blockbuster.

Holland is joined by Mark Wahlberg (who plays his wise-cracking partner Sully) in what looks to be a Nathan Drake origin story. It’s directed by Ruben Fleischer (“Zombieland”, “Venom”) and hops around the globe as Nathan searches for lost treasures in a number of exotic locations. Perhaps the biggest casting treat is Antonio Banderas playing the film’s villain, a “collector” who makes it clear he does more than “dabble”. It’s hard to tell much about the story (which is a good thing), but the movie looks fun and the action scenes should be thrilling.

“Uncharted” hits theaters February 18th. Check out the trailer below and let me know if you’ll be seeing it or taking a pass.

14 thoughts on “First Glance: “Uncharted”

  1. Yes will see it, as I’m watching Tom Holland’s career closely. I hate to say this and I don’t want to say it, but this trailer has the smell of a TV movie ad about it. I’m also not a great fan of Zombieland or Venom (especially Venom!) but I will be seeing it.

    On another movie, are you planning on seeing Dune tomorrow? This is one I want to see on opening day and will be.

  2. I like Tom Holland but… I don’t know. I wasn’t impressed by this as it just looked like a lot of other heist movies and all of that. Something is not clicking with me.

  3. The trailer looks good! I also think I’ll wait until it’s available to stream. I feel modern trailers give away too much of a movie’s plotline though. I can’t say specifically when this trend occurred, but my guess is it started in the 1980s or 1990s? Perhaps early 2000s. But regardless, this movie looks fun!

    • You’re right. Trailers have gotten bad about sharing too much. Some still do a good job of exciting their potential audience while also keeping things under wraps. But some give away waaaay too much.

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