Thomas Stanley Holland popularly known as Tom Holland is an English actor born in Kingston. He has done a good amount of work starting from a very early age. He was cast in Arrietty by Japanese Studio Ghibli.
Tom played Gregory Cromwell in 4 episodes of BBC Two’s historical television series Wolf Hall. Tom signed a six-picture contract with Marvel Studios in June 2015 to play a teenage Peter Parker / Spider-Man.
The Spider-Man movies have been a massive success and a great push to the career of Holland. Children and teenagers love Holland as Spider-Man. Thus, after giving huge hits in the entertainment industry, Tom Holland is back with a new movie titled “Uncharted” which is inspired by a series of action-adventure games.
Uncharted is a video game series which is created by Ammy Henning and developed by Naughty Dog. Sony Interactive Entertainment published the game for PlayStation consoles. The screenplay of the movie is written by Rafe Lee Judkins, Jon Hanley Rosenberg, Mark D. Walker, and Venom’s Ruben Fleischer.
The main series of the film follows Nathan Drake, an adventurer who travels the world to solve some mysteries. It also tells the story of Nate meeting Victor ‘Sully’ Sullivan, played by Mark Wahlberg, and their journey to find a treasure that was lost 500 yrs ago. Tom Holland will soon be seen in this upcoming blockbuster for Sony, following the unbelievable box office hit of Spider-Man: No Way Home.
Since Uncharted has already been released in the United Kingdom on Feb 11th, 2022, and is soon to be released in the United States on 18th Feb 2022, the first reviews by the critics are in and they have some positive and negative things to say about the video game adaptation.
Rotten Tomatoes gives the film a 50% rating, IMDb gives it a 6.9/10, and Metacritic gives it a 42 percent. As per the reviews, Tom Holland has again nailed the movie with his acting.
To See What the Critics Have to Say About the Movie, Read Further
“All who enter here, give up hope. If Hollywood can’t even crack Uncharted, there’s no hope for the video-game-to-movie adaptation”, stated Clarisse Loughrey, The chief film critic for The Independent.
“Even Tom Holland, who is enjoying the global Spider-Man love, can’t save this mediocre Tomb Raider knockoff about a modern-day bartender-turned-treasure hunter in search of Magellan’s gold which was lost 500 years ago”, stated Kevin Maher, The chief film critic of The Times.
“A plastic archeological swashbuckler which goes through the genre’s motions with all the elegance and verve of a glazed-over gamer Pavlovically prodding the buttons on his joypad”, stated Robbie Collin, the chief film critic of Daily Telegraph.
“You don’t have to be a gamer to appreciate Uncharted. You just have to love buddy movies, maps, riddles, pirate ships, and Holland’s chest”, stated Charlotte O’Sullivan, the film critic of London Evening Standard.
“This movie matches up to what you’d expect from a film based on a PlayStation video game, with laser-guided precision and the exactitude of a Nobel-winning rocket scientist or a world-class neurosurgeon”, stated Peter Bradshaw, the chief film critic of The Guardian.
“Uncharted is a diet version of Indiana Jones film that relies on the charisma of its star, Tom Holland”, stated Jo Berry, the chief editor of Movies4Kids.
“Even when riffing on well-known old characters, the film feels stiff and joyless. If you can’t enjoy modifying scenes from Raiders of the Lost Ark and Jackie Chan’s Police Story, you should leave them from where you took them”, stated Danny Leigh, chief film critic of Financial Times.
The reactions of critics to Uncharted are not very shocking, because if we take a look back, film critics haven’t been kind to movies based on video games.
Mortal Kombat, which was a video game adaptation, was also been criticized by critics though It did great on big screens. The viewers will soon be able to make their opinions as the movie is releasing soon and reviews of critics do not have a major effect on the movie’s performance.