Assassin's Creed

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"Your destiny is in your blood."
  • PG-13
  • 2016
  • 5.6  (207,736)
  • 36

Assassin's Creed is a 2016 action-adventure movie directed by Justin Kurzel and produced by Michael Fassbender, who also stars in the lead role alongside Marion Cotillard and Jeremy Irons. The movie is based on the popular video game franchise of the same name. The story revolves around Callum Lynch (Michael Fassbender), a death-row inmate who is sent to the Abstergo Foundation, a secret organization that is run by the Templars, a group of powerful individuals who aim to prevent wars and bring order to the world. The Abstergo Foundation is searching for the Apple of Eden, an ancient artifact that has the power to control human behavior.

After being plugged into the Animus, a machine that allows people to experience their ancestors' memories, Callum is transported back to 15th-century Spain, where he relives the memories of his ancestor, Aguilar de Nerha, who was a part of the Assassins, a group of rebels that oppose the Templars.

As Callum delves deeper into Aguilar's memories, he discovers that he is the last descendant of the Assassins, and that his DNA holds the key to finding the Apple of Eden. Dr. Sophia Rikkin (Marion Cotillard), an Abstergo scientist, believes that by unlocking the memories stored in Callum's DNA, they can locate the Apple and prevent wars from happening.

However, Abstergo's leader, Alan Rikkin (Jeremy Irons), has other plans for the Apple, which he believes will give him ultimate power over mankind. Callum must form an alliance with other Assassins and fight against the Templars to prevent them from getting their hands on the Apple of Eden and unleashing chaos on the world.

The movie showcases some thrilling action sequences, especially when Callum is reliving Aguilar's memories. The fight scenes are well choreographed and visually stunning, with the parkour moves and free-running reminiscent of the game.

The cast delivers some solid performances, with Michael Fassbender's portrayal of both Callum and Aguilar being the standout. He manages to capture the essence of both characters and delivers a convincing performance.

Marion Cotillard is also impressive as Dr. Sophia Rikkin, the scientist behind the Animus machine. She brings depth to her character and adds another layer of complexity to the story.

Jeremy Irons, as always, is a force to be reckoned with, and his portrayal of Alan Rikkin, the villainous leader of the Templars, is suitably menacing.

The movie's visuals are also noteworthy, with some breathtaking shots of historic locations like Seville and Cordoba in Spain. The cinematography is top-notch, and the use of CGI and practical effects is seamless, adding to the overall cinematic experience.

However, the movie falls short in some areas, particularly in its pacing. The story's jumps between the present day and the past can be jarring, and some of the twists in the plot feel forced and predictable.

In conclusion, Assassin's Creed is a decent adaptation of the video game franchise and manages to capture the essence of the game's iconic characters and gameplay. The movie's action sequences, cast performances, and visuals make for an entertaining watch, but the story's pacing leaves something to be desired.

Assassin's Creed is a 2016 action movie. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.6 and a MetaScore of 36.

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