I was able to attend an early screening in order to bring you this Uncharted Parents Guide. All opinions are my own.
The movie hits the ground running from the opening scene. Even thought this is an origin story (giving us the background of Nathan Drake), there is very little background that is actually played. Most of the movie focuses on Nathan (Tom Holland), Sully (Mark Whalberg), and Chloe (Sophia Ali) on their adventure to find the treasure of Ferdinand Magellan. Even though the movie doesn’t spend a lot of time showing us backstory, what we learn is important and it sets the scene for all the dialogue throughout the movie.
The characters were developed well enough that you had an understanding of them. I didn’t feel like there was something else that should have been explained. The action was great and what would be expected in a fast moving treasure hunting movie. Santiago Moncada (played by Antonio Banderas) is also fantastic and I enjoyed watching him play the villain in this.
I have to say that I am not super familiar with the video games, but I know parts of the stories and the characters. I am sure you will be left wanting more if you are into the games. This movie had it’s own origin story (not based on the games) but did intertwine different parts of the games throughout. I would love to see them continue the series and keep going with the great momentum at the end of the movie. This has been in the works since 2009 and I think the movie turned out great.
Don’t miss the two mid credit scenes (one right after the movie and another mid-credits).
Overall the movie was super fun to watch and I loved the story, characters, and action. Go in expecting to be entertained by treasure hunters for a couple of hours and you will have a great time. Tom Holland and Mark Whalberg are fantastic together and I hope that they make another one so we can see them together again. Also, there is a fun cameo appearance by Nolan North (voice of Nathan Drake in the video games) so be sure to watch for that.
Uncharted Parents Guide
Uncharted is rated PG-13 for violence/action and language.
Uncharted runs for 1 hour and 56 minutes.
There are two Uncharted mid-credit scenes.
Sex & Nudity – Guy see shirtless. Girl in a robe (nothing is shown). Girl in a bikini top. Girl in a sports bra style top.
Violence & Gore – A lot of action scenes with fighting, people dying, shooting, swords, knives, etc. Nothing graphic is shown, but it does show them getting hit by things, etc.
Profanity – There is a lot of swears (at least to me there was). The good news is that there were ZERO use of the F word! Roughly 20 uses of shit, 2 uses of damn, 8 uses of hell, 3 uses of bitch, 7 uses of God, 3 uses of Jesus, 3 uses of ass. (these are estimates as I am sure I missed a couple)
Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking – Alcohol is shown several times throughout the movie. Nathan is a bartender at the beginning of the movie. It shows the characters drinking alcohol several different times during different scenes. Cigarettes and cigars are shown but not previlant in the movie.
Frightening & Intense Scenes – Some of the fight scenes might seem intense, but overall I felt like it wasn’t really intense of frightening.
Overall I would say 10 and older for this one because of the language. Otherwise a great movie that you can take your family to and enjoy a couple hours of laughs and fun. Also, we saw the movie in IMAX and I felt like that made the movie that much better to watch.
UNCHARTED OPENS EXCLUSIVELY IN MOVIE THEATERS FEBRUARY 18th
In a race for $5 billion, be careful who you trust. Tom Holland and Mark Wahlberg star in Uncharted, exclusively in movie theaters on February 18. Street-smart Nathan Drake (Tom Holland) is recruited by seasoned treasure hunter Victor “Sully” Sullivan (Mark Wahlberg) to recover a fortune amassed by Ferdinand Magellan and lost 500 years ago by the House of Moncada. What starts as a heist job for the duo becomes a globe-trotting, white-knuckle race to reach the prize before the ruthless Santiago Moncada (Antonio Banderas), who believes he and his family are the rightful heirs. If Nate and Sully can decipher the clues and solve one of the world’s oldest mysteries, they stand to find $5 billion in treasure and perhaps even Nate’s long-lost brother…but only if they can learn to work together.
Directed by: Ruben Fleischer
Screenplay by: Rafe Lee Judkins and Art Marcum & Matt Holloway
Screen Story by: Rafe Lee, Judkins and Jon Hanley Rosenberg & Mark D. Walker
Based on the PlayStation video game by Naughty Dog
Cast: Tom Holland, Mark Wahlberg, Sophia Ali, Tati Gabrielle and Antonio Banderas