It is an action adventure movie based on a video game with same name. Movie is set in a similar universe as of the video game but different story.
Assassin’s Creed Movie Introduction:
Based on a popular gaming franchise with the same name, movie was much-awaited among video game fans. It was supposed to be much like the video game but writers Adam Cooper and Bill Collage kept the story original and different from video game. Directed by Justin kurzel, film stars Michael Fassbender in the lead. Filming of Assassin’s Creed the movie began in August of year 2015 and it was completed in January of 2016. A film from 20th Century Fox made to the big screens of USA and France on 21 December 2016. You can watch Assassin’s Creed free online to take a look at it.
As soon as it grounded in the theaters, it was likely to happen that audiences compared it with the video game. As it turned out, film fell on the box office with mostly negative reviews from critics as well as viewers.
Assassin’s Creed Movie Synopsis:
It is a story of Spanish Inquisition in 1942 when Assassin’s Brotherhood accepted Aguilar de Nerha. This is a secret assassins order that opposed Templar Order for centuries. Assassin’s ring finger is replaced with a hidden blade. He has his first mission as protecting Prince of Granada.
In 1986, assassins order’s modern-day member, Joseph Lynch killed his wife and his son Callum Lynch is ordered by Joseph to run because Alan Rikki, the CEO of a modern-day Temple Order named Abstergo Foundation, is coming to capture Joseph. In 2016, 30 years are passed to the incident and Callum is now ordered to be executed because he killed a pimp who tried to rob him. Abstergo Foundation fakes his death and transports him to their another facility based in Madrid, Spain.
Callum Lynch is soon in the company of Sofia Rikkin played by Cotillard. Sofia works for Abstergo Industries. Abstergo, comes from a Latin word that means Cleanse, want to bring peace on earth through an artifact known as “Apple of Eden.”
Apple of Eden is hidden from Templars for centuries by the Assassins and as Lynch hated his assassin father for killing his mother, Templars found him as a perfect way to get the Apple from assassins.Jeremy Irons, who is Sofia’s father, know that the process of getting back the Apple might cost him his life but the pressure from his superior. They send him back to 15th century where, Aguilar, his ancestor is in Spain to stop Sultan Muhammad XII from giving away the apple with Granada. The whole movie never catches eye of the viewers but some of the scenes when hooded warrior makes rooftop escapes and when comes the females assassin with whom he show a set of brilliant skills.
Assassin’s Creed Movie Star Cast:
As it turns out, movie is lacking in most of the departments and casting is also not impressing due to lack of good storyline. Michael Fassbender had to raise the bar of his skills because the video game character is already too popular. However, he is not impressive in that respect at all. Marion Cotillard is playing Sofia and she is beautiful under her character. Other cast members include Jeremy Irons, Michael K. Williams, Charlotte Rampling, Ariane Labed, and few others. Cast has not performed anywhere near good and reason behind that is screenwriter’s has got no play to show and that’s why movie will lack.
Assassin’s Creed Movie Review:
Negative reviews are making it hard for a big gaming franchise like Assassin’s Creed to survive. Rotten Tomatoes holds 145 reviews having approval rating of 17%. The average rating for Assassin’s Creed on RT is 3.9 out of 10. Movie is said to better than many video game adaptations but unfortunately a sluggish plot and CGI powered end is quite not fitting for the viewers. Based on a total 38 critical responses, Metacritic has got a score of 36 out of 100 for the film.
Certainly, till now, it can be included among the best video game adaptations but if you play the game, there is much more excitement than watching the movie. Moreover, with the type of action sequences they have tried to include, we have a lot better than that to look for in other hollywood films. While most of us might agree to its failure, few have liked it too. We would like to rate this movie 6 out of 10. There are sequels already planned for Assassin’s Creed due to a successful gaming franchise is behind it.
Assassin’s Creed Movie: Focus on News
“Failing to live up to the reputation: Assassin’s Creed”
Story of a hooded figure has made a very weak run on Box office. As per the stats till 8th January, 2017, movie’s total gross amount is only $99.9 million. It made a $49.5 million from US and Canada and only $50.4 from the rest of the worldwide theaters. It’s total production cost is $125 million that means, the movie failed on many expectations. It was supposed to earn a $25 to $30 million on the first six days, but as it turned out, movie went passed just $10 million dollar very hardly.