Should Video Games continue to be made into movies?


Kennedy Payton Hardy, Staff Writer

The two companies Sony Interactive Entertainment and Naughty Dog have worked together on several projects for years on top of years. Some of their most famous work could include the games; The Last Of Us and the Uncharted series of video games.

The Uncharted series includes nine video games which range from the years 2007-17.

They are without a doubt, a hit amongst the gaming community. With just one search, you will find millions of youtube videos, wikis and reviews. Most of the Uncharted games have a rating of above 8/10 by IMDb, which shows how much they are liked.

With all of the rep that the video game has, fans can only hope that the movie adaptation will hold up to the high ratings of the game, and just like anything else you put out on the internet, people can interpret it however they want. Good or bad.

The film, Uncharted, debuted on Feb. 18th, 2022.

Let’s just say, there are a lot of mixed reviews about this one. Ranging from upset gamers to people who absolutely enjoyed the movie.

Starting us off, and going directly to what everyone wants to know immediately; the movie has a score of 41% on Rotten Tomatoes. But, luckily, it has a 90% rating by the audience, so that’s lovely. Based on the reviews on Rotten Tomatoes, it seems there are mixed reviews amongst the audience.

That seems to be the case with me too. I liked it at some points and at some points I disliked it.

Some good things could include the actors, how the directors related the movie back to the game and the amount of information that was included.

They had a few very well-known actors, such as Tom Holland who plays the main character of Nathan Drake, Mark Wahlberg who plays Victor Sullivan and Rudy Pankow who plays Sam Drake.

With these household names, fans of many different genres would come together to watch this movie. I feel like the people in movies are really what brings the people in. I mean, who would want to watch a movie where no one is known.

Tom Holland really gets my kudos because he was an amazing Nathan Drake. But then again Tom Holland excels at anything he does.

Even though I’ve never played any of the Uncharted games, as far as I’ve seen, the game is very similar to the movie. Some scenes from the movie completely mirror scenes from the actual game which is so cool.

I’m not completely sure what game the movie mirrors because it definitely doesn’t mirror many.

The amount of information was really good. Me, as someone who has never played the game in my life, understood everything. They did a really good job at this.

 Some of the bad things could include how fast the plot was moving, how it connected to the game once again and fan opinions.

The movie moved quite fast for my liking. There were obvious plot points and changes in the scene, but it all felt rushed.

If I fell asleep during the movie and woke up five minutes later, I would be absolutely confused as to what is going on. That is never good when it comes to movies. The directors should make it so everything is coherent to the viewer.

Connecting it back to the game, I feel like, especially with projects that are based on games, they should follow the games exactly. I mean you have a whole layout for you, there shouldn’t be any excuses. Castings might be the only exception because you’re never gonna get exact look-alikes.

Fans have had mixed feelings about the movie. Some love it, some hate it, and some wanted different castings.

The lesson of this is, you can never please everyone, so just be pleased with your own work.

Uncharted overall was a good movie. If I had to rate it on my own, I’d give it a 7/10.

I would suggest for anyone who has access to play the game, do it before watching the movie. I for one think the game would be better in general.

But, if you’re bored, and need something interesting to watch, watch Uncharted!