Assassins Creed is a very popular video game which the legions of true gamers will vouch for the thrills they got playing it.
Therefore it was but natural that it be turned into a big movie franchise, the idea though exciting left a lot to be desired from this movie enterprise which already holds a brand equity amongst the young.
The basic premise is about the Apple of Eden which has been lost for five centuries and is the cuss point between the secret societies of The Templars and the highly trained, combative and sworn to their lives, the Assassin Creed.
This war between these two factions has been going on for centuries as the The templars want to unleash the power of the Apple of Eden which contains the Genetic code for finishing the free will of the masses thus enslaving them.
Cut to mordern day USA where a young Cal Lynch (Michael Fassbender – impressive and has come long way since his X- Men days) is witness to the murder of his mother at the hands of his father and is told to run away.
He ends up as a murderer when grown up and is on death row to die by injecting leathal poison but is saved by the a group of scientists headed by Rikkin (Jeremy Irons – his rich baritone intact) and his daughter Sofia (Marion Collitard- beautiful).
Along with help from a monster machine called the animus, they try to explore the memories of Augilur (Michael fassbender in double role) Cal’s ancestor thru him, as the final resting place of the Apple of Eden is locked in his memory.
The film thrives on special FX and CGI which have been blended seamlessly between current and medival times.
The scenes depicting 15th century Spain and Augilar and his creed are straight out of the video game where the makers have kept that semblence.
Some of the stunts performed by the Assassins remind you of modern day parkour and one scene in particular stands out, when Augilar surrounded by the templars takes the death defying leap of faith.
Should be a good experience, though different, for the fans of the Assassins.
Over all a movie one can see if there is nothing else to do or want to visit childhood nostalgia.
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Cast of Assassins Creed:
Michael Fassbender as Callum Lynch/Agaullar de Nerha
Marion Cotillard as Sophia Rikkin
Jeremy Irons as Alan Rikkin
Brendan Gleeson as Joseph Lynch
Charlotte Rampling as Ellen Kaye
Michael K. Williams as Moussa
Credits of Assassins Creed:
Directed by Justin Kurzel
Produced by Jean-Julien Baronnet, Gérard Guillemot, Frank Marshall, Patrick Crowley
Screenplay by Michael Lesslie, Adam Cooper, Bill Collage
Based on Assassin’s Creed by Ubisoft
Music by Jed Kurzel
Cinematography by Adam Arkapaw
Edited by Christopher Tellefsen
Production companies – Regency Enterprises, Ubisoft Entertainment, New Regency Pictures
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