Assassin’s Creed

ASSASSIN’S CREED

Review: Callum Lynch inherits the memories of his 15th Century ancestor, Aguilar. He gains the skills of a Master Assassin, before taking on the secret Templar society.
Director: Justin Kurzel
Actors: Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Jeremy Irons, Brendan Gleeson, Charlotte Rampling, Michael Kenneth Williams, Denis Menochet, Ariane Labed, Khalid Abdalla, Essie Davis, Matias Verela, Callum Turner, Carlos Bardem, Javier Gutierrez and Hovik Keuchkerian
Year: 2016
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama and Fantasy
Conclusion: 2/5
Apparently this is based on a videogame. Many young lads would know and understand the whole concept. How similar the videogame and film is I do not know. To me it does feel very much like it has been adapted from a videogame. All three of the lead actors Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard and Jeremy Irons were all very good and tried their best. Every time you see Jeremy Irons you always think he is the bad guy (Scar in The Lion King. 1994). Michael Fassbender and Brendan Gleeson both worked together on Trespass Against Us (2016). I have read that Michael Fassbender and Ariane Labed did 95% of the fights in the film themselves. Brendan Gleeson’s son, Brian, has a little part to play in this as young Joseph. Alicia Vikander was considered for the role of Maria before Ariane Labed was then chosen. Alicia Vikander dropped out as she chose to do Jason Bourne (2016) instead. I did like the fact that the whole film did keep moving. I felt I was never fully bored and thought the director did a reasonable job as it can’t be easy adapting something like this onto the big screen. 

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