I agree that the Uncharted movie was ... not very good. I like Tom Holland so his casting wasn't an issue for me, and though I felt he did a decent job, the character itself just didn't feel right, but I blame that on the writing. That said, Mark Wahlburg was absolutely not right for Sully. Unfortunately, he was involved in the production, so we couldn't get rid of him.
Almost every video game film adaptation bombs, and most (all?) of them do not involve the game writers, which seems incredibly short-sighted. I dunno if it's ego, politics, both, or something else from Hollywood, but given Naughty Dog's track record, this could have been a slam dunk.
And on that note, has anyone ever seen the Uncharted short "fan film"
(I say that, but it was professionally done) that was release a few years ago with Nathan Fillion and Stephen Lang? If not, I highly suggest watching that, it's absolutely perfect in pretty much every way: casting, dialog, pacing, humor, etc. This
is what the movie could have been.This comment was edited on Jul 6, 2022, 14:03.
(Disclaimer: I am not a financial advisor / this is not financial advice)