Assassin’s Creed film: an Epic Visual Treat

By on 2017/01/18

I must confess…I decided to watch the film for pure visual recreation. When I saw the trailer, and knowing the video game pretty well, I was clear I would be enjoying it just for the mere satisfaction of watching some parkour action professionals dressed in period customs doing their thing on well crafted computerised sunsets.

Those were the elements that brought the game into my attention in the first place. I have never seen myself as a video game fan, aside from a period of going to the arcades in the late 80s when the infamous Street Fighter game was most popular and I used it as a cathartic way to release the tension and worrries of a regular teenager… but there was something about this game that made me stay and watch while others played…or play myslef.

Anyhow, “if Michael Fassbender and Jeremy Irons were in the cast for the film…”, I thought, “…there must be something more than that.” And I was right. With also a great Marilion Cotillard playing Iron’s scientist daughter, the film is well interpreted, keeps the interest and has some background history in the mix with the fantasy of the original video game script. And there is a large amount of dialogues in Spanish, so I couldn’t ask for more! I smell a sequel for this  that I will be looking forward to watching.

The plot:

Cal Lynch travels back in time to 15th-century Spain through a revolutionary technology that unlocks the genetic memories contained in his DNA. There, he lives out the experiences of Aguilar de Nerha, a distant relative who’s also a member of the Assassins, a secret society that fights to protect free will from the power-hungry Templar Order. Transformed by the past, Cal begins to gain the knowledge and physical skills necessary to battle the oppressive organization in the present.

Cast: Michael Fassbender, Jeremy Irons, Marion Cotillard

Genre: Fantasy, adventure.

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