Focusing Too Heavily On Spectacle
Of the many reasons video game movies fail, focusing too heavily on style, special effects, and action-packed sequences ranks high on the list. And, while those things are great and needed to make a story exciting, they don’t ultimately satisfy.
Despite that, video game movies fall into this trap a lot. And, since the Uncharted video games have plenty of exciting, visceral, and adrenaline rush scenes, it’s in greater danger of making this mistake.