Cal Lynch travels back in time to 15th-century Spain through a revolutionary technology that unlocks the genetic memories contained in his DNA. There, he lives out the experiences of Aguilar de Nerha, a distant relative who’s also a member of the Assassins, a secret society that fights to protect free will from the power-hungry Templar Order. Transformed by the past, Cal begins to gain the knowledge and physical skills necessary to battle the oppressive organization in the present.
For non Assassin’s Creed player, watching the movie adaptation is like watching teaser. Although they only use main-plot (sending someone going inside Animus to search the Apple), but to me, it’s enough to convince me to play the game.
For Assassin’s Creed hardcore fan, the story line can be very disappointing. I know their focus is how they find the Apple’s location, using dead person’s memories, but there’s no room for character development and clear explanation why Templar invented that machine.
Throughout the movie, I can’t stop admiring the parkour style that called Leap of Faith. It’s amazing and almost looks real. You may hate it, but admit it, this movie is faster than your heartbeat as if don’t want you to skip it. No room for romance, because it’s already full with running and jumping.
I know there’s lots of negative reviews, but here’s what I think: Assassin’s Creed is the great action-fantasy movie after Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials. Why I said that? Because they didn’t waste time by explaining too much. They just keep moving forward to the next stage.
Assassin’s Creed isn’t the best based-on-video-game movie, but it stings my heart and tickling my curiosity to dig more.
Released Date : December 21, 2016
Director : Justin Kurzel