One of the greatest video games of all-time gets a mixed big-screen adaptation in a double-checkmate tug-of-war of perpetuation between the two genii of media experience: a diminishing-returns, bourgeois, clichéd, wildly-unoriginal Raiders Of The Lost National Treasure In Bond/MI/Bourne’s Red Notice Caribbean amalgam with hackneyed corporate dialogue, lack-of-authenticity to the games’ Spielbergian flavor & pathos, grayscale characterization even amongst natural chroma euphoria – wasting the pure, sincere everyman charm of Tom Holland. 4/10.
Plot Synopsis: Treasure hunter Victor “Sully” Sullivan recruits street-smart Nathan Drake to help him recover a 500-year-old lost fortune amassed by explorer Ferdinand Magellan. What starts out as a heist soon becomes a globe-trotting, white-knuckle race to reach the prize before the ruthless Santiago Moncada can get his hands on it. If Sully and Nate can decipher the clues and solve one of the world’s oldest mysteries, they stand to find $5 billion in treasure — but only if they can learn to work together.
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