Uncharted fans have taken to social media to talk about Tom Holland’s film following the success of HBO’s premiere of The Last Of Us franchise.


Hot on the heels of the success of The last of us premiere, fans of Uncharted lament the Tom Holland-led film adaptation. Directed by Ruben Fleischer, 2022’s Uncharted is based on the Naughty Dog-developed PlayStation video game franchise of the same name. Holland stars as Nathan Drake, a young bartender recruited by fortune hunter Victor “Sully” Sullivan (Mark Wahlberg) to track down Ferdinand Magellan’s missing treasure. The film did well at the box office, earning over $400 million worldwide, but some fans were upset that the adaptation was not as faithful to the source material as they had hoped.

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With The last of us‘ series premiere doing well with audiences and critics praising the show for its writing, performances and careful recreation of the game’s world, fans have taken to social media to express their distaste for Uncharted adaptation. Several showed their displeasure too Unchartedcast, specifically Wahlberg as Sully, a character who is much older in the original video game, while praising The last of us‘ leads Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey. See what fans are saying below:

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How Uncharted 2 can make up for the original’s mistakes

Unknown Mark Wahlberg as Sully, crouching on the ground

Though Uncharted the film did well, a sequel has yet to be confirmed. However, Sony Pictures has called Uncharted the beginning of a new franchise, which means there will be more chapters of Nate’s story to tell. The film also included a post-credits scene that teases the return of a major video game character and promises more adventures to come.

Though Uncharted‘s story was not taken directly from the original video game, unlike The last of us, it paid homage to what came before, with dialogue and certain set pieces pulled from various entries in the game series. The film followed an origin story about Nate and Sully’s partnership, a story not fully depicted in any of the five Uncharted game, only touched upon in flashback sequences scattered in between Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception and Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End. Telling that part of the tale gives a potential sequel a little more freedom to stick with Indiana Jones formula that did Uncharted games so popular. Uncharted 2 may also bring in beloved characters that have yet to be introduced, including Elena Fischer and Gabriel Roman, an antagonist teased in Uncharted post-credits scene.

Why Last Of Us is so well reviewed

Joel and Ellie in the snow in The Last of Us

HBO’s The last of us is in a unique position in that it was developed by Craig Mazin, a self-proclaimed superfan of the game franchise, and Neil Druckmann, the co-writer and creative director of the original game. The partnership makes it possible The last of us to have the best representation for the game, ensuring that the adaptation is faithful. Their cast has been praised by critics and fans alike for their compelling performances on the show, but also for how they honor their digital counterparts. With The last of us challenging the idea that video game adaptations are doomed to failure, perhaps the team behind it Uncharted can take notes to improve the budding franchise.

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