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Going into this review, I will be upfront: I have never played the video games, and when I realized I was probably going to see the movie I didn't read read up them to avoid bias. After watching the movie, and then reading the games synopsis, I can understand why many fans were upset with the film. From what I can tell, the background of the Assassin's of the story is the same, but the characters are completely different. The film follows a character named Callum Lynch (Michael Fassbender), who after being rescued from his own execution, is brought to a facility in Spain, where a group of scientists are working on finding out the genetic code to free will. The scientists, lead by Dr. Sophia Rikkin (Marion Cotillard), believe that Lynch's ancestor, Aguilar de Nerha, was the last known person to have the Apple of Eden, which contains the genetic code for free will. Using a machine to tap into the genetic memory of Lynch, they are able to trace Aguilar's discovery of the Apple, but Lynch begins to have doubts over helping the scientists. Lynch is slowly becoming one with ancestors, and one with the Creed. All in all, the film wasn't a bad film, it was entertaining, action-filled, and the acting was pretty decent, but the problem for me it just wasn't that interesting. As a result, I didn't feel invested into caring about the character's or what happened to them. At first, I felt like it was because I didn't play the video games and didn't know about the background to the games, but after reading how little the film and the games have in common I realized that wasn't the case. I truly do believe that films based off video games can work, but something fell short with this film. I'm still not sure exactly what it was, but I don't think I would invest any sort of time or effort into going to any of the possible sequels that might spawn from this film.

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