1 January 2017
Justin Kurzel (Director)
Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard
Through a revolutionary technology that unlocks his genetic memories,
Callum Lynch (Michael Fassbender) experiences the adventures of his
ancestor, Aguilar, in 15th Century Spain. Callum discovers he is
descended from a mysterious secret society, the Assassins, and amasses
incredible knowledge and skills to take on the oppressive and powerful
Templar organization in the present day. (IMDB Synopsis)
From the start I should say that, while I had heard of Assassin's Creed prior to the movie, I am not a gamer and have never played it. Therefore, I came to this film with no expectations as to plot and characters, save what I'd seen in the trailers. I wanted to watch it partly from having loved the trailers and partly for Michael Fassbender, who is one of my favourite actors.
I enjoyed everything about Assassin's Creed. The performances were spot on (as you'd expect from such a great cast), the story was gripping, and the special effects were great. It looked good and had an excellent soundtrack, and I came out feeling I could immediately watch it again, so the DVD will certainly be going on my wishlist. Perhaps some die-hard gamers may have gripes, I don't know, but for me, coming to it with no preconceptions, it was perfect.
To conclude, I found Assassin's Creed a captivating fantasy adventure story that I highly recommend to fans of that genre. It left me wanting to join the Creed myself so I could kick ass and do cool jumps off tall buildings!