Topic: Uncharted Fan Film starring Nathan Fillion
So, Nathan Fillion just starred as Drake in an Uncharted fan film. And it's cool. I dug it. Apparently Fillion has been the dream choice for Drake for years (and Uncharted has been that franchise that everyone has wanted to see become a movie but never has).
Here's the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9x_Wl2Bth38
My thing is, Fillion is good. He works as Drake, and I think he's the obvious choice, but I don't think he's the best choice.
First off, he's 47. Slow down there, dudes over 40. I'm not saying he's ancient. But that's not passable for early-mid 30's. Drake is my age. It makes me wince a little bit that there's a dude pushing 50 running around pretending to be a millenial and his mentor is on the walkie talkie calling him "kid". I don't buy it.
Secondly, Nathan Fillion is Nathan Fillion. His schtick is being goofy, self-aware, and over-the-top, almost "machismo" Captain Kirk swagger. When I watch this, I don't think "oh cool, it's Nathan Drake". I think "oh, it's Nathan Fillion being Nathan Fillion". They should have gone for a smaller name actor, and I know why they didn't. They wanted Fillion's star power to market this thing. I get that. But it took me out of it.
Ok, so I'm ripping on Fillion a lot here. Overall I thought he did a great job. Fighting was good, quips were good. He was a solid choice.
I also liked that they cast Stephen Lang as Sully. He wasn't a choice I'd expect, but I actually dug his interpretation of the character. If they ever made a feature length major blockbuster of this, I'd want him to reprise his role.
Anyone here into the Uncharted games? I thought the first one was decent, but the 2nd two were amazing. Tons of fun, great characters, etc. I recommend them to anyone looking to kill time and play a cool game.
EDIT: Forgot to mention. I'd have chosen Joe Flannigan to play Drake (of Stargate Atlantis fame). He's also too old now, but he basically is Nathan Drake. 10 years ago especially he'd have been perfect.
Last edited by Kibouchi (2018-07-16 17:59:28)