[Blog] Assassin’s Creed the movie (Spoiler free)
I start of this blog stating that I haven’t really watched any of the trailers from Assassin’s Creed except the first one. This meant that my expectations weren’t actually that high, especially since it is a movie made by a brand new studio. After watching the movie yesterday evening, I can honestly say I am pleasantly surprised by the movie and storyline. It was worth seeing and I will definitely buy it on Blu-Ray the day it releases.
The movie Assassin’s Creed has an equal amount of current day screen time (2016) as back in history in 1492. The movie can be quite a blur for a lot of moviegoers who haven’t played any of the games. However if you have finished one or two games from the series, you shouldn’t have any issues understanding both the story as the references in the movie.
The CGI in the movie is amazing, the city of Granada is brought to life and seems just as real as cities in similar era’s featured in other AAA movies/series (Kingdom of Heaven, Lord of the Rings, Game of Thrones). Sometimes it is noticeable that CGI has been used to finish some stunts, but these aren’t distracting from the movie.
Personally I love movies where the native language is spoken instead of English with an accent. Assassin’s Creed does this exactly right. Back in 1492, only Spanish and Arabic is spoken, while back in the future in 2016, English will be present. This was something I really want to acknowledge, especially since Michael Fassbender and other actors aren’t native speakers of the Spanish language. All in all they did a marvelous job on pronunciation, especially since Hollywood could have gotten away by simply having English with an accent.
The clothing made for the movie is spot on. Never have I had the feeling something was off and the clothing for the Assassin’s wasn’t as “obvious” that they would stand out in a crowd. There are dozens of references to the games, such as clothing items seen in the original games and are now present in the movie, along with some characters which I will not reveal. It is obvious that the Templar Order scenes are highly influenced by the Freemason charters throughout the world, which are not coincidentally the current day remnants of the real Templar Order.
In my opinion the actors chosen for the roles are the right choice. Main and side characters are spot on and their acting is AAA work. Never have I had the feeling that the movie was made by a brand new studio. All in all I would recommend this movie to any Assassin’s Creed fan and gamer. If you haven’t played any of the games however, you can better skip this movie or first play any of the games. The story is simply too complex to be explained in a single movie, it is really a movie made for fans.
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