Through Abstergo a company that creates a revolutionary technology that unlocks his genetic memories, Callum Lynch (Michael Fassbender) experiences the memories of his ancestor, Aguilar de Nerha (Aguilar Of Nerha), in 15th Century Spain. Callum discovers he is descended from a mysterious secret society, the Assassins and Templars, and amasses incredible knowledge and skills to take on the oppressive and powerful Templar organization in the present day. Written by
20th Century Fox
Ubisoft changed their distributor from Sony Entertainment to 20th Century Fox, though the reason for this has not been made known. See more »
The practice of severing the ring finger for assassin initiates was discontinued by Altair, the master of the order, sometime after its reformation in 1195. This was referenced in the video game Assassin's Creed 2, occurring decades before the events in the movie, but Ubisoft has stated, that this and upcoming movies, are not a continuation of the video games, but an entire new story. So it's possible that in the time of Aguilar, it's still a common practice to severe the ring finger. See more »
As many others I played the Assassins Creed games and was looking forward to this film however it is safe to say that I was extremely disappointed. No matter if you have played the games or not this film was awful. First things first the script is poor. If I hadn't played the games I would have struggled to understand many of the references. The script is vague and confusing in parts which led to a man who sat in front of me leaving half way through (I wish I did the same). Although I am a fan of Michael Fassbender the quality of the writing meant he was wasted in this film. When it comes to the special effects the use of CGI was average. The fighting sequences weren't as good as I expected as it wasn't clear what was happening. The overall story was disappointing and the fact that there will be a sequel made it even more disappointing. I hate to compare but the games were good and the film was rubbish. I would not advise wasting time watching this. Please. For your sake.
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