Summary: “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.”
No. No, no, no, no.
First off, I’ve never played Assassin’s Creed, am not a HUGE fan of action movies, and may have slept through a portion of the movie, but everyone else I was with said it was kind of bad too so it wasn’t just me.
The movie starts off weirdly with a flashback to the main characters childhood and then jumps a big gap of time where he is being executed for killing some guy. Then all of a sudden, he’s captured by these people who want to use him to go back in the past. There’s no real explanation to anything it’s just quick, let’s get to the part of the story we actually want to tell and ignore anyone who doesn’t know the plot already.
The first half, probably even more, of the movie felt like long action sequences with tiny bits of dialogue sprinkled in for fun. I wanted to watch an interesting story and instead got the parts of a video game where you’re just killing bad guys pressing the same buttons over and over.
Watching this movie on TV, I probably wouldn’t have minded it as much, but I paid for 3 people to go see it in theatres and really wish we had gone to see Live by Night instead.
Unless you’re a big fan of the games (and even then) I wouldn’t bother with this one at all.
Did you like it? Hate it? Let me know in the comments!