ByCollins Vincent, writer at
A cynic who's eaten one too many Redvines
Collins Vincent

[Assassin's Creed](tag:437814) has been one of the most actively played and respected games for a while now, and on top of boasting about its accomplishments it is also getting a feature film that could change the face of video-game movies forever. The movie has become highly anticipated, and when the first costume photo was released fans immediately voiced their approval. This film has so much going for it that it's impossible to see how it could fail. The director Justin Kurzel is also promising since Michael Fassbender previously worked with Kurzel on "Macbeth" and that film has been getting a lot of attention and praise from critics and fans even before its wide release.

Here's the film synopsis:

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.

Assassin's Creed is one of the most important films since it could earn the title of "milestone" if it manages to break the cycle of bad videogame adaptations. The biggest complaint about videogame adaptations is that the movies don't respect the mythos. Elements of the game are lost when translated to the big screen and it's considered frustrating since some filmmakers don't examine the game and find a way to incorporate key elements while doing something new and bold with the property. Assassin's Creed seems to be doing that by using a new protagonist who is ancestrally connected to a more well known character,Plus the people involved have explained that the film will influence the games and the overall mythos which could lead to some interesting turns in the larger narrative.

This film could be great for a number of reasons. The first being Fassbender who is widely acclaimed as an actor for his versatility and charismatic nature. If anyone can breath life into this movie then it's him. While Assassin's Creed is big on action there is also a drama element that will give Fassbender the oppurtunity to act as well as pull off breath-taking action sequences. Then we have director Justin Kurzel who has proven himself a top-tier filmmaker with an eye for detail. He has proven that he has the flair to craft dramatic films with strong characterization, but can he craft an action film that is just as compelling? Given these factors this film has the ingredients for success, but it needs to prove that it can cook up something good with those ingredients.


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