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The cast contains stars of various countries: Michael Fassbender is Irish/German. Marion Cotillard is French. Jeremy Irons and Callum Turner are English. Brendan Gleeson and Brian Gleeson are Irish. Michael Kenneth Williams is American. Carlos Bardem and Javier Gutiérrez are Spanish, Ariane Labed is Greek and Hovik Keuchkerian is Lebanese/Spanish. See more »
In the opening scenes Young Cal has several scrapes on his face after crashing his bike, which disappear when he finds his mother dead and then reappear in the next scene when he is running across the roofs. See more »
For centuries, the order of the Knights Templar have searched for the mythical Apple of Eden. They believe it contains not only the seeds of man's first disobedience, but the key to the free will itself. If they find the relic and decode its secrets, they will have the power to control all freedom of thought. Only the brotherhood called the Assassins stands in their way...
Andalucia, Spain, 1492
The Inquisition has finally delivered Spain to the Templars. Sultan Muhammad ...
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Impressive cast deserves a movie with more substance
As a young boy Callum Lynch witnessed his father murder his mother. Now, 30 years later, he is being executed for murder. However, the execution is faked and, instead of dying, he is transported to a special facility. It turns out that he is descended from a 15th century master-assassin, Aguilar, a member of the Assassin's Brotherhood. The plan is to train him in the ways of his forefather. This will enable him to fight the arch-enemy of his forefather, the Templars.
Great cast, very weak script. Plot is very basic and much of the movie consists of predictable, well-choreographed fight scenes. The writers try to throw in some intrigue and purpose by introducing the Apple of Eden but it is a fairly weak plot device.
Great cast - Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Jeremy Irons, Brendan Gleeson, Charlotte Rampling - but these talents are all wasted due to the action-driven, no-substance script. Michael Fassbender can only blame himself for appearing in such a piece of crap - he co-produced the movie.
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