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The Uncharted Cargo Plane Fight Scene Released

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Drew Lewis
| January 7, 2022
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Like it or not the Uncharted movie is happening and it’s using an action set piece right out of the Uncharted video game series the film is based on. Sony decided to just go ahead and release the whole cargo plane fight scene since most fans have played that scene several times in the third game and the trailers released so far pretty much spoiled the scene already as well. Take a look for yourself…

For reference here’s the cargo plane scene from the game narrated by Nolan North (the actor and voice of Nathan Drake in the games) and Amy Hennig (the creator and game director of Uncharted 1 – 3).

In comparison to the game, you can see the film has changed this scene’s beats quite a bit. Right away we see that Drake is in a tight spot and needs to cause a scene. So he does what Drake does and pulls the cargo ripcord. Then Mark Wahlberg (Sully) parachutes off the plane right when Drake pulls the cargo cord. Which seems odd out of context. Didn’t Sully see that Drake wasn’t wearing a parachute? Why would he bail on his buddy Drake?

After that moment we see some nice flips and a lucky escape from Drake before he’s pulled out of the cargo plane with his foot caught in a box net. Here’s where the film starts to depart from the game not only in action beats but in world psychics. In the game, you can see Drake really struggling to hold on to the cargo nets. In fact, his feet are blowing upwards from the wind speed. It looks and feels like it would be pretty difficult to climb back in the plane. The movie scene on the other hand feels like it was shot on a green screen with a mild wind machine. The fact that Drake is able to leap upside down from one crate to another is probably impossible in this situation. Unless… due to the wind displacement from the rear of the plane causes the wind to go around the crates. I’m not an aerospace engineer but I doubt this is the case but maybe there’s someone who can set the record straight here.

This scene is still a lot of fun and we get to see Chloe be the badass we know her to be and likely will save Drake and Sully’s ass more than once in this film. My hope is that this scene was edited down for this clip a bit. Not only does it feel a bit all over the place in pacing, but there are also moments that are in the earlier trailers that are not in this edit. Which doesn’t mean much since trailer scenes don’t always make the film’s final cut but I do hope the scene is longer in the film and there is an edit that shows the bad guys climbing out on the cargo crates vs just appearing out of nowhere in the current edit now.

Uncharted comes out exclusively in movie theaters February 18th. Despite my nitpicks, I’ll be there with bells on to see this in the biggest loudest theater I can find.

What do y’all think of this cargo plane clip they released? Did it make you more excited or are you still on the fence?

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Matthew Snyder
2 years ago

I loved it, and I say that as someone who was a skeptic on this whole movie project up to like 2 or 3 months ago. The physics are janky, sure. But we live in a world where this same actor plays another guy who can spit spider web silk out of his wrists and no one bats an eye at that.

Pls inject this directly into my veins.

Luis Reza
2 years ago
Reply to  Drew Lewis

Oh, no… I think you’re right on that one hahaha! The fandom will start sharpening their pitchforks if another studio even considers touching it.

Matthew Snyder
2 years ago

Also I am hoping the AMC in Woodland Hills runs this in their Dolby Cinema theater.

Michelle Holstine
2 years ago

I agree with Matthew, and you, Drew! It seems a far stretch, but so is cinema in general. I’ve been one to support this entirely throughout, but I have to say I am finding it hard not to be critical in comparison to the games. It will still be a hell of a ride in the theatre, though! Looking forward to it.

Luis Reza
2 years ago

So, for Resident Evil, it took watching them with my dad to understand why they were so popular even if the gamers despised them. Pretty much, those movies aren’t for us. We have the games to go by and can go back to again and again over and over and always come up with a new experience. Once the movie is done that’s it (unless you’re Snyder). All that said, I’m nervous that it won’t hold up to my personal comparison, but I’m excited to see what the film industry does with such a perfect story. Even if it’s terrible, I love that it’s being brought to a new medium of entertainment and can’t wait to see my boy Tom pull off another great character. LET’S DO THIS

Luis Reza
2 years ago
Reply to  Drew Lewis

That bitch slap was so hard you knocked the W. and S. out of his name.

Rohan Elliott
2 years ago

I think how much fun you have with it depends on the mindset you go in with. The scene looks like someone entered the low gravity cheat code.

I’m honestly excited to see Chloe getting a bit more of the spotlight in the film rather than a more minor player (still annoyed we only got one scene of Paloma in No Time To Die).

Still not sold on Tom Holland as Nathan Drake, still got him as Spiderman in my head. I’m hoping it’s good though just so we might get some more Uncharted stuff.

Matt Kalo
2 years ago

I personally liked the scene a lot. I’m totally onboard with Tom Holland as Drake, and I’ve always liked Tati Gabrielle, particularly on Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. I’m not so sure about Mark Wahlberg as Sully, but who knows? I could be in for a pleasant surprise.

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