First Impression Of ‘Assassin’s Creed’

First Impression Of ‘Assassin’s Creed’

First Impression Of ‘Assassin’s Creed’

0 comments 📅13 May 2016, 09:30

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The first teaser for the Assassin’s Creed movie is out.  My first impression is good: the parkour is right, the visuals are great, and it feels like they are adding to the story I’ve come to love.

I don’t like to do a lot of speculating if a movie will be good or not based on the teaser trailers.  So, I’d like to focus on what information the teaser did provide.  While teaser trailers never contain much this one does give some insight into the movie.

The movie will be set in 15th century Spain during the Spanish Inquisition.  This appears to mirror the first Assassin’s Creed game which was set in late 12th century during the Crusades.  I think this is a good choice.  It gives the opportunity to draw on the nostalgia and appeal of the first game
while telling a new part of the story.  The second Assassin’s Creed game is also set in the 15th century.  So, there may be opportunity to reference events from either game.  I am a sucker for Easter Eggs so this is exciting for me.

Michael Fassbender will be playing the main character of Callum Lynch.  Callum will be viewing the memories of his ancestor, Aguilar (traditional eagle-ish assassin name), through a made-for-movies style animus.  It appears this version of the animus will allow its subjects to physically move around as they are re-living the memories – as opposed to lying comfortably on a futuristic medical table like in the games.  I’m guessing this will lead to interesting visual contrasts as the movie shifts from the cold steel present-day setting to the richer and more colorful setting of the Spanish Inquisition.acreedmi-1[1]

The move will release December 21, 2016.  To Assassin’s Creed fans, this date holds some significance.  December 21st is the date that the cataclysmic world-ending event occurs in the game series and  with that in mind? Let’s hope Fassbener’s Callum Lynch will save the movie from catastrophe better than Desmond Miles saved the game franchise.

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