‘Assassin’s Creed’ starring Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Jeremy Irons
6 out of 10
By Josh Spano ‘18
While providing much action and an interesting story, “Assassin’s Creed” fails to cultivate an audience who is unfamiliar with the video game series.
Deriving from a video game series, “Assassin’s Creed” fails to do what the video game did so well: living your ancestors’ memories.
By getting into the machine called the Animus, people can live their past memories.
Yet, instead of focusing the film to take part in the past memories of actor Michael Fassbender’s ancestors, they focus more in the present so they can locate a piece of Eden.
This piece of Eden called the apple is said to control anyone, and if fallen into the wrong hands it can have dire consequences.
There are two groups who are trying to find the “apple,” the Brotherhood and the Templars.
While this is a cool concept and the whole movie is based on finding this “apple,” it is simply boring to see what happens when Fassbender is not in the Animus.
Also, they do not spend enough time in the movie focusing on the rivalry between both the Templars and the Brotherhood and what they do with these pieces of Eden.
Those who play the video game already know the rivalry and how ideologically different the Brotherhood and the Templars are from one another.
To truly understand what is happening, viewers must have played at least one of the video games in the series so they could have a clearer picture of what was going on in the movie.
Main character Callum Lynch (played by Michael Fassbender) does a great job of acting as the tough and even sometimes psychotic main character while he is trapped by the Templars.
The ending of the movie, however, raises way too many questions for the viewers.
Things just happen too quickly for the viewer to realize what is happening and they will even question the last half hour of this movie because there are major plot holes.
A lot of people thought “Assassin’s Creed” would live up to the hype and become the first successful movie coming from a video game series.
Instead, the viewer has to have prior information about the video game series before seeing the movie and, for most of the viewers, they did not know a thing about the video game series.
If you have played the video game series you will think of it as an average movie at best, but for everyone else, it leaves them with a lot more questions than answers.