We've all been anxiously awaiting the the Assassin's Creed trailer ever since the movie was announced, and now we finally have it. First of all, I want to say bravo to how amazing the visuals and the cast looked. The few fight and chase scenes we saw looked very intense and beautifully choreographed. It looked like it was just ripped straight out of the game, but now with a cinematic look that was just beautiful. It's always terrifying when a video game gets a movie adaptation since they have a horrible track record, but this one actually looks quite promising.
Although the visuals in the trailer were pretty much on point with the video game, the music was not quite what many were expecting. The music used during the trailer is Kanye West's "I am a God" from his album Yeezus, and many people didn't take a liking to it. Of course you should judge that for yourself, so check out the original trailer:
I, of course, am not here to say Kanye isn't a great artist, but his music just didn't fit with the trailer. It's not that the song is bad or anything, I just don't think it encompassed what Assassin's Creed should feel like at all. I am not the only one that thinks this of course, some fans have even started a petition against it.
That said, Youtuber BinarySunProductions has taken the original trailer and pretty much scrapped the original music. He then went on to add original music from the video game and the results are quite amazing. I found myself watching it over and over again, loving every second of it. It's quite a different trailer with the change of music and actually has me even more excited than before. If you want to check out the fan edit trailer take a look below:
It's pretty amazing to see what a simple music edit can do to the trailer to completely change its tone. I really believe this choice of music takes you to the world Assassin's Creed is set in. The first trailer wasn't bad at all. Like I said, it was just the curve ball they made with the music choice that had me confused. I do get why they might have gone with the music they did choose, but it just didn't seem to click with many fans at all.
I'm really loving the fan edit and hope the second trailer brings the same sort of feeling the fan brought in his. In the meantime, you can prepare for the Assassin's Creed movie by re-watching either trailer on jumping on the games themselves.
Assassin's Creed Hits Theaters December 21, 2016.