"Raiders of the Lost Gold"
What You Need To Know:
UNCHARTED tells an exciting, terrific story. This big adventure will thrill moviegoers looking for a fun time at the movie theater. Also, UNCHARTED has a Christian worldview. For example, Nate has a strong respect for human life, and his pro-life attitude eventually rubs off on Sully giving the movie a redemptive premise. Also, UNCHARTED has Christian references and symbols, including a positive statement of Christian faith in one scene. However, Nate and Sully must steal a golden artifact from a ruthless Spaniard at an auction house to find the gold, and the movie contains excessive foul language. MOVIEGUIDE® advises strong caution.
UNCHARTED is a rousing action adventure movie about a young bartender and sometime thief who joins an older rogue searching for lost gold allegedly stolen by Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan 500 years ago on his trip around the world, a treasure that obsessed the young man’s long-lost brother. Based on a popular video game series, UNCHARTED tells an exciting, terrific story where the treasure hunters are racing against a ruthless band of other treasure hunters, but even so it has a very Christian worldview with many Christian references and confessions, but some mixed pagan content with some moral pro-life content, stealing, lots of exclamatory foul language, and an overtly Christian message in one scene.
Young Nate Drake, who’s descended from the famous English privateer Sir Francis Drake, has long been fascinated by a story about the lost gold that Ferdinand Magellan and his sailors may have hid 500 years ago on their ill-fated trip around the world. Nate’s long-gone older brother, Sam, had to leave Nate after they got caught trying to steal a map of the world drawn up by Magellan and his men.
Now a young man, Nate is tending bar at a fancy restaurant in New York City. An adventurer, Victor “Sully” Sullivan, sees Nate charming a young woman sitting alone at a table and stealing a valuable bracelet on her wrist. Sully asks Nate if he’s interested in helping him search for Magellan’s lost gold. After Magellan was killed during a battle in the Philippines, 18 sailors returned to Spain and supposedly hid the gold somewhere.
Nate refuses. However, he notices that Sully stole the bracelet from him. So, he finds out where Sully lives and sneaks into his apartment to ask Sully to return the stolen bracelet. Sully again asks Nate to help him search for the lost gold. This time, though, Sully reveals to Nate that he knows Nate’s brother, Sam, is also searching for the gold. So, this may be a chance for Nate to find Sam.
Nate agrees to help Sully. The first order of business is to go to a fancy auction and steal one of two golden crosses made by Magellan’s men. Sully tells Nate that the two crosses are also two keys that can unlock the location leading to the lost gold. Sully says he has one of the crosses in his possession. He also tells Nate the cross that’s being sold at the auction is sure to be bought by Santiago Moncada, a descendant of a rich Spanish family that helped finance Magellan’s expedition.
At the auction, Nate ends up having to risk his life to create a distraction for Sully to pose as a guard and steal the cross. However, Santiago and his villains for hire, which include a woman who’s adept at slitting people’s throats with her knife, are ruthless people. They will stop at nothing, including murder, to get the lost gold, a treasure that may be worth $5 billion.
Based on a popular video game series, UNCHARTED tells an exciting, terrific story. UNCHARTED is a big budget adventure that will thrill moviegoers looking for a good time at the movie theater. Tom Holland, the current Spider-Man, and Mark Wahlberg deliver fun performances as Nate and Sully. They make a great team.
UNCHARTED has a strong Christian worldview. For example, Nate has a strong respect for human life, and his pro-life attitude eventually rubs off on Sully, giving the movie a redemptive premise. UNCHARTED also has some positive Christian references and elements. The most positive Christian reference is when the main villain’s honorable father tells his ruthless son that his faith and trust is in God, not him, and performs the Sign of the Cross. On the other hand, the plot is driven by thieves stealing from thieves. Nate and Sully must steal the one golden cross to locate the treasure. So, although they don’t try to murder anyone, unlike the other treasure hunters, they aren’t totally pure paragons of moral virtue. However, UNCHARTED contains an excessive number of obscenities and profanities. So, MOVIEGUIDE® advises strong or extreme caution.
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