Movie review #7: Assassin’s Creed

So I snuck in some gushers and some Capri suns. What? Ain’t my fault my daughter left them behind. I had like 7 bags of gushers too. Hahahaha.

Assassin’s Creed is based of the video game baring the same name. Unfortunately director Justin Kurzel could not replicate the authenticity in the game on the big screen. I went into this movie with low expectations and being unbiased. Playing all the Assassin’s Creed games is not a good way to get amped up to see this movie. The movie stars Michael Fassbender who plays the lead Assassin whose name in the film is Callem Lynch. Callem’s father Joseph Lynch (Brendan Gleeson) is one of the last descendant in the Assassin’s Creed society. You see folks, the Assassin’s were created as a world wide secret society to stop the Nights Templars and Freemasons from a conquest of power. Whether it’s securing artifacts, secrets, treasures, elixirs, orbs, or solving mysteries, the Assassin’s Creed main job is to protect humanity from evil beings and restoring the moral balance of good will. Even if they have to sacrifice themselves or their lives to achieves their mission.

Callem witnesses his dad kills his mother on a random day in 1986. His dad instructs Callem to run to protect the Creed. Callem runs away and the film immediately jumps to present day where Callem is set to be executed for murder. (Yea the skipped Callem’s life of crime). While on the injection table, a diversion of some sort happens and Callem ends up in a laboratory called Abstergo. Abstergo is a training facility/sanatorium/lab where they use their subjects (the Assassins). They want they Assassin’s memory because their memory contains the DNA of their ancestors who were formed Assassin’s. The lab is ranned by Sophia Rikkin (Marion Cotillard) and her father Alan Rikkin (Jeremy Irons). 

Baptiste (Michael K. Williams) is also help at Abstergo and automatically starts taunting Callem. Long story short the Assassin’s eventually band together and take over Abstergo and Assassinate Alan, who happens to be a Templar.

This movie is tanking at the box office and I see why. With a $125 million dollar budget, it’s only made $36.5 million dollars world wide. I give this movie a C- just because the action was awesome but waaaaaaayyyy too much dialogue.


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