“Uncharted” in the Eyes of a Tom Holland Fan


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Tom Holland stars as Nathan Drake in Sony’s “Uncharted.”

Soraya Bettencourt, Herald Reporter

It is no secret that Tom Holland has been taking over movie screens since his hit “Spiderman: Homecoming” entered the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Tom Holland has not only starred in multiple movies for Marvel Studios but has also voiced two animated films and appeared in several other thrillers on Netflix and in theaters. With “Uncharted,” Holland has done it yet again.

“Uncharted,” based on the popular video game of the same name, hit theaters on Feb. 18. The question fans of Holland—including myself— are dying to know the answer to is “does this movie live up to the legacy Tom Holland has created for himself?” Meanwhile, fans of the video game are asking “Will the movie do the game justice?” There are skeptics and there are believers. After seeing “Uncharted,” I cannot imagine anyone disliking the movie.

“Uncharted” reminds me of the comedy in the newest “Jumanji” movie paired with the thrill of “Journey to the Lost Island.” With amazing actors like Tom Holland, Mark Wahlberg and Sophia Taylor Ali, this movie is not one to miss. I am not able to speak to the movie as a good adaptation of the video game, having never seen or played it; however, the movie as a stand-alone deserves all the media attention it has gotten and more.

For those of you unfamiliar with the premise of the movie, it follows treasure hunter Victor Sullivan (Mark Wahlberg) as he seeks out the help of Nathan Drake (Tom Holland) to discover a fortune lost by explorer Ferdinand Magellan over 500 years ago. Drake takes what he has learned from his youth to aid Sullivan in the search to find the gold before the ruthless antagonist can get to the $5 billion treasure.

The story centers around greed and the inability to trust as there are backstabs at each turn. Even the audience does not know who to trust. By the end, you leave the theater feeling enthusiastic about the cliffhanger that leaves audiences with the tease that a second movie is to come. However, make sure to stay for the ending credits. You will be glad you did.