Now I know how DC fans felt after watching Suicide Squad.
Warning: This Review contains spoilers. Read at your own risk.
Dun, Dun, Dun… The long awaited Assassins Creed was released today, December 21, and to much of my dismay I was semi-pleased with the movie. Honestly, I am not familiar with the video game franchise aside from trailers and game play videos on YouTube. I don’t know anything about the main characters or really the true premise of the video games. However, since I am an adult with common sense I can completely tell when something that is an adaption is missing a few pieces. Assassin’s Creed is missing a little more that a few pieces.
The movie starts off with Michael Fassbender’s character Cal trying attempting to ride his bike off a building and land on a cargo carrier only to fail…in an epic way. I believe this was a foreshadow of Cal’s skills of being an assassin and their parkour skills. Anyway, he then goes home only to find his mom and her murderer which is his dad. We then see some expensive Mercedes-Benz G Class cars rolls up and we assume they came for Cal’s dad? Truly, I have no idea. This movie jumped around so much…
After a while, and when I say a while I mean 30 years, (YES THEY JUMPED 30 YEARS), Cal is an adult in prison…He gets sentenced to death for murdering some pimp and basically he gets taken to a facility and his genetic memories are tapped into in order to find out where the Apple of Eden (I THOUGHT IT WAS A FIG) is hidden so that violence can be eradicated through the apple’s genetic code.
That’s the whole movie. In a nutshell.
This movie left so much to be desired story wise. Like, what was Cal doing for 30 years? Why was he the last decedent of an assassin left? What happened to the others? How did his family end up in Mexico? Why did he kill that pimp? why was it an apple and not a fig? Who were all those other people in the rehabilitation? If Cal was the last decedent then why were those other people capable assassins?
Visually I thought it was absolutely beautiful. No issues there.
Overall, do I hate this movie? Nope. I actually enjoyed it.
Like all things franchise genres everything must have it’s beginning. Comic book movies SUCKED when they first started rolling out until we got Iron Man, The Dark Knight, and Captain America. Assassin’s Creed is visually stunning and while the script was bland and a little mediocre, it was a good starting point. I enjoyed the religious, scientific, historical, and moral examination elements that it had to offer. I wished that the historical Animus scenes were a little more involved. The ending was lackluster to say the least.If they were to create an Assassin’s Creed 2 I would see it if and only if the screenwriters and such would learn from their mistakes in this first movie.
Tell me what you think about the movie if you’ve seen it BELOW in the comments! Also, what do YOU think about video game movies?