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Thursday, December 22, 2016

Assassin's Creed: Movie Review

By: Matt Suzara

Callum Lynch (Michael Fassbender) is a convict on the death row.  He is put to death by lethal injection but miraculously wakes up in a facility called Abstergo corporation. There he met Dr. Sofia Rikkin (Marion Cottilard), a scientist who made a one-armed machine that can retrieve genetic memories called the Animus. From here, Cal is forced to take part of the experiment and relive the life of his assassin ancestor Aguilar from the 15th century.

I know that Assassin's Creed is one of the most game in the planet, but I haven't played yet, so I don't know how the story goes. For me, the Assassin's Creed adaptation is quite remarkable and frustrating at the same time. The story line is quite convoluted and confusing as there are a lot of plot holes and questions left unanswered, especially if you're not following the game. But you can't simply take away the gorgeous visuals and impressive overall design that made the virtual game come to life.

The film mostly works when it is shifted back in time where in, we get a lot of outstanding action scenes that are really spectacular. The fast-paced and mind blowing ancient era is simply entertaining and an ecstatic treat to the naked eye. It just felt a bit incomplete when it travels back to the present time and cut all the momentum it already built. 

Obviously, Assassin's Creed has a great set of outstanding actors where you got a team up of an Academy Award nominee in Michael Fassbender and Academy Award winner Marion Cotillard. They both fueled the film with the right amount of energy even with a shallow script.

Overall, Assassin's Creed is an enjoyable game adaptation. You just simply lower your expectations and appreciate whatever is happening on the screen. It is way much better than the adaptation of Warcraft released earlier this year. 

Lakwatsera Lovers rates it 7 out of 10 stars  

Cast:  Michael Fassbender, Marion Cottilard, Jeremy Irons

Directed by: Justin Kurzel
Distributed by: 20th Century Fox PH
Opens January 4, 2017


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