Assassin’s Creed (2016)
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I would like to start by saying I am not a gaming person. So I have no knowledge of, or interest in, this film’s resemblance to the game it is based on
This movie stars three excellent actors, so the fact that this film is still pretty dull shows that even Michael Fassberger, Jeremy Irons, and Marion Cotillard could not revive it. I will give them full marks for trying, however.
Acting was about the only thing I felt worked here. The production was visually appealing, I suppose, but all of this paled in the face of the utterly ridiculous plot.
I love fantasy, and I am quite happy to suspend disbelief and enjoy a good yarn. But this plot just goes beyond the whole suspension of disbelief and happily into ridiculous right from the start. What is this machine they are using? How was it made? How could such a thing be remotely possible? No attempted explanation is given, it is just there as a plot device. How could a machine possibly put you into a past life, just because an ancestor had similar dna. How can the other people possibly be seeing the things the hooked up person is seeing? As for the ‘apple’, the million dollar question is this – if the apple removes free will, how are the Templars going to protect themselves from having their free will removed along with everyone else? So many questions, no answers. I am firmly of the belief that if you are going to present a fantasy, it needs to be logical within its own universe. This wasn’t.
Assassin’s Creed lacks intelligence and coherence, so is definitely not recommended.