Archive | December, 2016

Assassin’s Creed

30 Dec

Assassin's Creed (1)To begin with I didn’t have high expectations for this film. Let’s be honest, video game movies don’t have a very good track record. The Assassin’s Creed franchise was one that has an extreme potential for becoming a good or even great movie, with the complex yet adaptable storyline, a wealth of historical places, figures, and real events, and a visual style including choreographed fights already laid out in the games. Some big names joined the project (like Fassbender, Cotillard, Irons, Rampling, etc.) and gave it even more hope.

But it fell far short of being even a descent adaptation, which I think the blame mainly falls on the writing, directing, and overall vision for the movie. The story itself wasn’t altogether clear (especially for those unfamiliar with the games) and most of it took place in modern times which simply made it less interesting.

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