Lynch discovers he is a descendant of the secret Assassins society through unlocked genetic memories that allow him to relive the adventures of his ancestor, Aguilar, in 15th Century Spain. After gaining incredible knowledge and skills he’s poised to take on the oppressive Knights Templar in the present day.
|Release Date||:||December 21, 2016|
|Genres||:||Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Science Fiction|
|Production Company||:||20th Century Fox, Regency Enterprises, The Kennedy/Marshall Company, CatchPlay, Latina Pictures, RatPac Entertainment, Ubisoft Entertainment, Monarchy Enterprises S.a.r.l., Ubisoft Motion Pictures, Helicopter Film Services, New Regency, DMC Film, Alpha Pictures|
|Production Countries||:||France, Hong Kong, Malta, Taiwan, United Kingdom, United States of America|
|Writers||:||Michael Lesslie, Adam Cooper, Bill Collage|
|Casts||:||Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Jeremy Irons, Brendan Gleeson, Charlotte Rampling, Michael Kenneth Williams, Ariane Labed, James Sobol Kelly, Denis Ménochet, Callum Turner, Khalid Abdalla, Essie Davis, Carlos Bardem, Javier Gutiérrez, Hovik Keuchkerian, Crystal Clarke, Brian Gleeson, Rufus Wright, Matias Varela, Coco König, Michelle H. Lin, Julio Jordán, Angus Brown, Kemaal Deen-Ellis, Aaron Monaghan, Thomas Camilleri, Marysia S. Peres, Gabriel Andreu, Octavia Selena Alexandru|
|Plot Keywords||:||spain, assassin, secret society, brotherhood, chase, time travel, based on video game|
I watched this movie with apprehension because of the bad reviews by critics. But I did enjoy the movie and I don't even play video games. And the reasons why I liked this movie is because: 1. Action scenes and chase scenes are very good and fast paced. 2. Acting by the cast was superb - Fassbender, Cotillard and co. 3. Visual effects are good.
Now, for the critic's beef - 1. The story line was bad? No, it is not. It is comprehensible and with intelligent ideas and uses characters from history. 2. It is boring? This coming from people who think "Manchester by the Sea" is exciting.
Assassins Creed is not comparable to and way better than Warcraft. But it looks like the critics have just lumped all video game adaptations as bad, perhaps because they don't like this genre.