Assassin's Creed (2016)
Through unlocked genetic memories that allow him to relive the adventures of his ancestor in 15th century Spain, Callum Lynch discovers he's a descendant of the secret 'Assassins' society. After gaining incredible knowledge and skills, he is now poised to take on the oppressive Knights Templar in the present day.
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It was OK. I don't see why everyone loves it so much. It wasn't very smart or deep or well-directed.
The movie turns out to be a little better than the average. Starting from a romantic formula often seen in the cinema, it ends in the most predictable (and somewhat bland) way.
I was a big fan of the video games, so I went to see this. As an adaptation on the video game, it does a poor job, but it's an okayish action movie, until the end. Throughout the whole movie, even though it's not great, it still makes sense. But in the last 30 minutes the movie ruins everything. Even in a world where people see their ancestors memories, the ending is stupid. I won't spoil it, but just believe me the ending makes this movie so much worse.
I often get bored beyond belief by those dumb action movies. I would rather stare at my wallpaper, then watch those mindnumbing stories about action heroes that arent for a second connected to anything remotely true to life. But "Assassin's Creed" is not just kids stuff, this is seriously impressive. Adults and arthouse movie geeks could appreciate this frenetic, mindtwisting story as well.I really was so surprised by the impressively, frightening undertones of this movie that I wanted to find out more about who directed this movie. Justin Kurzel is the director's name.And then I immediatedly understood why this movie aint nowhere near any other ordinary hollywood action movie. This director has in his young carreer already achieved worldwide acclaim with "Snowtown". Just check out the trailer on Imdb, that is seriously heavy stuff. No kids stuff at all, although kids have leading roles in it. Afterwards he made "MacBeth". Another hardhitting gritty action movie. The only fault with this movie could be that it could be marketted for kids only, while adults could appreciate it very much too. Michael Fassbender produced this adaptation of this action game himself. That means he must have had a lot of control over the end result. And that shows, because "Assassin's Creed" has got terrific acting in it and no hollywood ending, which I applaud. I immediatedly want to praise the soundtrack as well, which is one of the best ones I have heard in a long time. Chilling, powerful music that went under my skin. So did this movie."Assassin's Creed" is a story about timetravel. The goal of going back in time is to save a symbol that preserves men's free will. Will they be able to destroy this symbol of men's own free will or will it be protected for future mankind? That 's the suspense of the story in a nutshell. I know, this sounds childish and bizarre. When I would read such a synopsis of the story myself I would immediatedly disregard this picture. But please give it a try, because when I started to watch it, with a lot of negative expectations, I soon noticed the enormous acting and direction qualities. For example, I was so pleased to see Jeremy Irons and Charlotte Rampling acting again. Those are masters at their skills and although they only play supporting roles, their emotional impact is very powerful. "Assassin's Creed" is one of those few exceptions in which a game truly has become a very impressive movie."Assassin's Creed" is ofcourse not a cinematic masterpiece, because it is still catered to the youth, hence the boring action sequences that go on for too long, but that's the only flaw of this movie though, the rest is truly impressive. In it's own action hero genre I would say this is one of the best I have seen in years. "Logan" comes to mind as an equally powerful action hero movie, which can be enjoyed by adults as well...
Based on the hugely popular video game franchise, "Assassin's Creed" is the first time an attempt has been made to transfer the concept to the big screen. Transferring video games to the big-screen is a very tricky dark art, not many have been successfully or even enjoyed cult status - so from the get-go, making an AC film was always going to come under scrutiny from games fans. So, Assassins Creed - I had to try and explain it to my girlfriend as best as I could so I think that explanation will probably work here. A secret society's science division has worked out a way to immerse distant blood relatives of long dead historical figures, into the memories and experiences they had when they were alive. Say what? It's like if, say, if Christopher Columbus's great, great, great, great, great, grandchild (or another distant relative) could put on a virtual reality headset and see and experience everything that Columbus saw and experienced. By doing this to people, the secret society hopes to learn things from the past, to shape the future. That's the techie part done with. Throw into the mix a secret struggle between two opposing factions, the Templars and the Assassins Creed. The Templar's, throughout history, have wanted to control society and dictate their rule. The Creed on the other hand, opposes them and wants people to live free. Still with me? So, in a nutshell - Michael Fassbender's character is rescued and put to work in this techie VR, to experience something that his distant relative experienced, to help the secret society who owns the VR kit. He has to figure out who he's working for, what they want, and who he is. Did I enjoy the film? From purely a film fan stand point, yeah it was ok. From a fan of the games, well, it wasn't great, but it wasn't terrible enough to sully the reputation the games have created. In my opinion there is a lot of good source material available - but let's not forget, this is an introduction to the situation on film, something more in depth may have been off-putting. The pace of the film was good; it was constantly on the move, which owed itself well to the pace of the games sequences. In moving at a good pace though it didn't allow much for character development or depth. So while everything was going on, I didn't really care if people were going to be killed off. In regards to the cast, Fassbender was OK, but I didn't find him that believable as an ex-con, especially not one that has to grow a conscience by the end of the film. I don't think he fitted that well for the parts of the film set back in time in central Europe. Saying that though, he wasn't terrible - but I don't think this is one of his strongest rolls. Marion Cotillard doesn't ignite things enough to be a thrill-a-minute, but she's adequate for the fairly emotionless scientist she's meant to portray. Jeremy Irons on the other hand, well he does know how to play a villain quite well, and he absolutely fitted his role. Nice locations, with some nice action and some exciting parkour sequences. I'd give this a 7 out of 10.
Thank you UBISOFT AND THE WHOLE FILM CREW for bringing such an beautiful,thrilling,stylish and speechless VIDEO GAME FRANCHISE AND AS WELL AS THE ONE AND ONLY ASSASSINS CREED FILM.. IAM SIMPLY LEFT SPEECHLESS OF THE POWER OF HUMAN IMAGINATION.... AND CAPABILITY..