Cast - 70%
Story - 50%
Music Score - 40%
Effects/Quality - 70%
Originality - 30%
Besides being made for its vast fan base if the box-office numbers are anything to go by, Assassin’s Creed offers a completely different cinematic setting than any movie currently out. Yes it’s still a “video game” movie but boldly sticks out amongst the futuristic space sci-fi movie landscape, which we are getting in spades this year. In this weird combination of modern with 14th century Spain which blends seamlessly well together draws you into this video game universe.
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.
For once I wished this video game movie adaptation had spent less time fleshing out the story and more on sweeping action scenes. In terms of overall quality you can’t find fault in the level of CGI and acting talent. Visually interesting and must see for a fan of the video game franchise. The movie also sets you up for a sequel so expect more to come as the video game franchise continues.
Reviewed on: DVD
Available on: DVD, Blu-Ray, Digital
Age Rating: Mature
Estimated RRP: R100+
Release Date: 28 February 2017
- The Movie was really interesting. I think it was a good idea to create a new main character for the movie rather than to take from the games. Well worth a watch. – Leon de Bruin