Uncharted Review

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So I watched Uncharted…

I know I’ve learnt this lesson a thousand times and, in all honesty, I’ll probably have to learn it a million times more – never judge a movie by its trailer. I knew I was going to watch this movie but its trailer and some interesting casting choices had me delaying the experience as much as I could. A delay that ultimately proved unnecessary as this movie is a barrel of fun.

Okay, basic plot: Nathan Drake (Tom Holland), a descendant of explorer Sir Francis Drake, is living out a meager experience as a pickpocketing bartender. Drake gets pulled into the world of high-stakes relic hunting when Victor Sullivan (Mark Wahlberg) recruits him to search for the lost treasure of the Megallen Expedition. Little does Drake know that Sullivan is more than he seems and is holding on to a secret about Drake’s long-lost brother.

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Movie Review: Uncharted

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More decades ago than I am starting to want to claim, I watched the film “Quiz Show,” in the theater with my family, all of whom were impressed by three things: 1) The brilliance of John Turturro’s performance, 2) The brilliance of Ralph Fiennes’ performance, and the atrocity that was Rob Morrow’s “Boston” accent, which slightly detracted from 1) and 2). “That’s not a Boston accent,” we protested silently, all who had personally pahked the cahr in the Bahston harbor before we wahked to the wharf for lobstahs, alongside others in a suburb less than an hour from Boston. Which is to say, that most of us all experience the indignity of having our native accent butchered onscreen, however, whenever Boston area native Mark Wahlberg appears, that’s one time, we don’t have to worry. In “Uncharted,” he appears alongside Tom Holland, as the pair of treasure…

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