With technology now video games are already considered a cinematic experience. Assassin’s Creed (AC) is one that definitely stands out. The game series is already on its 7th installment! The film adaptation despite the history of game to movie attempts has a strong chance to succeed.
Micheal Fassbender: Can you think of ANY cons? The actor brings any character to life in ways that make you forget you’re watching an actor at work. He has what most lack, versatility. Whatever life he brings to the movie will be something to remember.
The Story: AC builds a world that’s filled with mystery, fantasy, and a little bit of realism. I don’t want to ruin anything so I’ll keep it simple. In one sentence: Callum Lynch, using technology that allows him to relive the memories of his ancestors (the ANIMUS), is pulled into a timeless war between the Assassins and the Templars. Already so many questions especially for the newcomers. It doesn’t seem like the film will be canon to the game so even existing fans don’t know everything that’s coming.
This is good! It mixes things up and isn’t just a recap of what gamers already know. The first time playing the game what drew me in was not the action but exploring the present, past and what could be the future. Fingers crossed we’ll get some info on the world Lynch currently lives in. For various reasons the games only allow us to explore the past. Any experience with the here and now is done with our hands tied.
The possibilities are endless. I can with 90% certainty say that the film will satisfy your inner geek AND leave you in the midst of a hunt to find out more.
The ACTION: If none of the other stuff interests you, this will. Parkour, Sword fights, Knives, hidden blades, deception, truths, assassins. All of that plus more in LIVE ACTION. It’s badass enough seeing it animated. Watching an assassin played by Fassbender scale buildings and decimate a Templar leader with his hidden blade, now that’s going to be something special.
Both gamers and newcomers to the AC series will be attending. The stakes are high and hopefully they WILL deliver. Games gone to the big screen for the most part have been cursed with failure. Assassin’s Creed will be the movie to change that.