By Nate Jensen
Assassin’s Creed, originally a game series by Ubisoft, has now come to the big screen. Starring Michael Fassbender as Cal Lynch. He also stars as Aguilar, an assassin new to the franchise. This movie also features Jeremy Irons as Rikkin, a Templar scientist. So sit back as we enter the Animus and review this movie.
Abstergo, a company run by the Templars, that has created a radical new technology. A technology that allows them to unlock the genetic memory of Cal Lynch. They do this by having him relive the experiences of his ancestor, Aguilar de Nerha. As he goes back and forth between 15th century Spain and the present, he learns that he is a part of the Assassins. A group dedicated to the freedom of humanity. They are also the sworn enemies of the Templars, whose desire is ultimate control over humanity.
Okay let me say this, I am a huge fan of the Assassin’s creed franchise. Each game takes place in a different part of history, and has a unique storyline. The games are great. The movie on the other hand, did not live up to the expectations from the trailers promised us. I was excited for the movie when I went in there, and came out disappointed. It just didn’t live up to the rest of the Assassin's Creed franchise. Now don't get me wrong, I didn't hate the movie. I actually found it rather enjoyable for the most part. Michael Fassbender and Jeremy Irons did a great job in my opinion. It was just missing something. It’s hard to explain,but it's almost like it’s missing a certain element of the story. The Animus was a little too transparent in my opinion.
Assassin’s Creed. A game franchise turned movie. Starring Michael Fassbender, an actor that should stay away from video game movies. Overall not a fantastic film, but not a terrible movie either.
Nate’s Rating: 3.5/5 Stars