Based on a video game, this is a foolishly idiotic film where a couple of tremendous performances make it entertaining.
To begin with, Uncharted tells the story about two clever rogues, played by Tom Holland and Mark Wahlberg, who join forces to try and find buried treasure left behind by Ferdinand Magellan. Sailing from Spain 5 centuries ago, Magellan died in the Philippines while one of his ship’s crew became the first sailors to circle the globe.
Both Holland and Wahlberg give clever performances as they try to complete a mission while fighting their dislike of each other. Opposed by a Spanish Mafia type organization led by Antonio Banderas, they travel from Europe to the South Pacific in search of a pot of gold.
Thank the cinematic Gods that the screenplay saves this film from the trash can. More to the point, its special effects are ridiculous beyond words. You will be left shaking your heads as you watch the leading characters fall from planes and engage in lengthy fights where no one suffers the slightest bruise.
Nonetheless, despite these annoying weaknesses, Sophia Taylor Ali and Tati Gabrielle give memorable performances as two nasty villainesses who take a licking and keep on kicking. I can’t help but firmly believe that these two women are the principal reason this film is a gigantic box office success.