Netflix has always had a knack for giving overlooked movies a surge in popularity when they're added to the site.
But Netflix subscribers are showering more recent releases with love that went down like a lead balloon with critics when they were originally released, such as this 2022 Tom Holland action movie Uncharted.
Directed by Zombieland’s Ruben Fleischer, the action-adventure film also features Antonio Banderas and Sophia Ali.
Uncharted’s synopsis reads: “Street-smart treasure hunter Nathan Drake and his renegade mentor Sully set out on a dangerous adventure across the globe to find Magellan's lost gold.”
The flick was added to Netflix over the weekend (26 November) and the announcement of its arrival over on X definitely got a mixed response.
Plenty wrote they ‘loved this movie’ with others excited to ‘finally check it out’.
But there were others who slammed it a ‘terrible film’ and simply said: “It wasn’t a great film.”
One even put: “Nah, you’re alright… it’s sh**e.”
However, another was proud to say: “Idc what anyone says I like this movie a lot, I’ve watched it like five times.”
Uncharted was a pretty mixed bag with critics when it came out too, receiving varied reviews.
It’s only scored a mediocre 40 percent on the Rotten Tomato’s critics' score, with reviewers saying it ‘just doesn’t hit all the notes it desperately tries to’.
Esquire's Brady Landmann wrote: “If you squint hard enough, you'll see what makes Holland great—charm, charisma, aw-shucks levels of approachability—but none of it saves the flick from being utterly forgettable.”
While Concrete Playground's Sarah Ward said: “There's just enough that gleams here to be watchable. It's a film with a few shiny coins in its bag, rather than a whole bar, cavern or ship of riches.”
But despite many critics scoring it low, the film grossed a high $407.1 million worldwide, therefore becoming the sixth-highest-grossing video game film of all time.
Plus, in contrast to the critics' rating, Uncharted sits on a decent audience score of 90 percent.
Viewers write: “Such a fun and entertaining movie!! Tom Holland is as charming as ever and shows what a bonafide movie star he is.
"Loved the pacing and there's lots of great action, but the writing and plot could have been better.”
With another putting: “Not bad for a forgettable plot line.”
Well, you can make your own judgement as Uncharted is now available to watch on Netflix.Featured Image Credit: Columbia Pictures