Release date: December 21 2016
Director: Justin Kurzel
Writers: Michael Lesslie (screenplay), Adam Cooper
Christian Gudegast (screenplay), Bill Collage (screenplay)Patrick Désilets (based on the video game series created by) (uncredited) &
Corey May (based on the video game series created by) (uncredited) & Jade Raymond (based on the video game series created by) (uncredited)
Stars: Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Jeremy Irons
[divider]When Callum Lynch explores the memories of his ancestor Aguilar and gains the skills of a Master Assassin, he discovers he is a descendant of the secret Assassins society.
In this adaptation of this classic video game series set in the era of the Spanish inquisition. Cal Lynch (Michael Fassbender) was a imprisoned and sentenced to be put to death. But little to his surprise he woke up in a private facility called Abstergo industries and is ran by the Templar order. The Templars and the assassins have been at war with each other for generations. The companies lead scientist Sofia played by (Marion Cotillard) and her father Rikkin played by Jeremy Irons convince Cal to assume the role of his ancestor Master assassin Aguilar to locate the Apple of Eden because within in Cal’s DNA lays the memories of it location. The Templar order has been looking for this artifact for the for over 500 years, but they were not successful.
In order for Cal to reach these hidden memories he had to willingly get into the machine called the Amimus, this machine allows him to access his ancestors memories which is buried in his DNA. After numerous attempts he was able provide the location of the Apple of Eden to the Templar order and was unaware of their true intentions until it was too late. When he found out the reson of why they wanted the apple so desperately he has to fight to get it back and hide it again.
The good: The actors did the best they could to portray the characters, the action sequences and special effects were great.
The bad: The story was a little bland and needed to have a little more story to capture the audience more. In all the video games there was alot of blood in the assassinations. it should have been awarded a R rating to be true to the genre.
In all it was an entertaining movie but for the people that played the video games like myself, it needed more.