Assassin’s Creed

Posted on May 19, 2019

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Plot:

Assassin's Creed Picture courtesy of Wikipedia

Assassin’s Creed
Picture courtesy of Wikipedia

A boy sees his dead mother at his home in the kitchen, his father seemingly the killer standing not fat from her looking away. He tells his son to run, that there are people coming from him and that he must not be found.

Queue thirty years later and the boy is now a man and on death row for a murder he committed. He is injected with the poison and hours later wakes up in a different country in a lab and told he is officially dead but now part of a secret organisation to find the Apple (a device of knowledge and power) to kill off a group known as Assassin’s Creed. To do that he needs to become one and a device is used to pair him with an ancestor’s memories from five hundred years previously who was one of the said Assassin’s.

What follows is a race against time between the Templars and the Assassin’s in a battle to find the Apple and for the Assassin’s to stop humanity from losing free will…

Review:

First up, this film is complex in its storytelling and if you don’t concentrate easily, you will lose the thread just as easily and wonder what the hell is going on. I was tired from a long day when I watched this and drifted off during parts of it, so had to keep going back to certain scenes to find out what the hell was going on?

Saying that though, it is a very good film and leaves it open for a sequel which I believe would work if the writers and directors don’t get too bogged down in too many threads to the story. People are easily confused nowadays sadly and don’t have much patience I find, losing interest very quickly although anything with the great Brendon Gleeson and Jermey Irons in I’ll watch in a heartbeat.

Many critics didn’t like this film but I found it to be everything it could be and more besides. It definitely paid homage to the games of the same name.

All in all I thoroughly enjoyed it, even if a tad predictable in parts.

Cast:

Michael Fassbender
Marion Cotillard
Jeremy Irons
Brendan Gleeson
Charlotte Rampling
Michael K. Williams

Director:

Justin Kurzel