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Assassin's Creed (2016)

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Callum Lynch explores the memories of his ancestor Aguilar de Nerha and gains the skills of a Master Assassin, before taking on the secret Templar society.

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Justin Kurzel

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Fassbender ... Cal Lynch / Aguilar
Marion Cotillard ... Sofia
Jeremy Irons ... Rikkin
Brendan Gleeson ... Joseph Lynch
Charlotte Rampling ... Ellen Kaye
Michael Kenneth Williams ... Moussa (as Michael K. Williams)
Denis Ménochet ... McGowan (as Denis Menochet)
Ariane Labed ... Maria
Khalid Abdalla ... Sultan Muhammad XII
Essie Davis ... Cal's Mother
Matias Varela ... Emir
Callum Turner ... Nathan
Carlos Bardem ... Benedicto
Javier Gutiérrez ... Torquemada
Hovik Keuchkerian ... Ojeda
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Storyline

Through a revolutionary technology that unlocks his genetic memories, Callum Lynch (Michael Fassbender) experiences the adventures of his ancestor, Aguilar de Nerha, in 15th Century Spain. Callum discovers he is descended from a mysterious secret society, the Assassins, and amasses incredible knowledge and skills to take on the oppressive and powerful Templar organization in the present day. Written by ahmetkozan

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Enter the Animus. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, thematic elements and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | France | UK | Hong Kong | Taiwan | Malta

Language:

English | Spanish | Arabic

Release Date:

21 December 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Assassin's Creed: The Movie See more »

Filming Locations:

Malta See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$125,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,278,225, 23 December 2016, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$54,647,948

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$240,942,515
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | 12-Track Digital Sound (IMAX 12 track)| Dolby Surround 7.1 | Dolby Atmos | DTS (DTS: X)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In the Assassin's Creed video game series the present-day character, Desmond, has a scar on the right side of his lip. This same scar can also be seen on the assassin from the first game, Altair, as well as the assassin from Assassin's Creed II, Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood, and Assassin's Creed: Revelations, Ezio. Coincidentally, Michael Fassbender also has a similar scar on the same side of his upper lip. See more »

Goofs

When Cal is in the Animus towards the end of the movie, Sofia asks where he is. The lab technician replies that it looks like a military port and adds "Cádiz, Palos de la Frontera". Palos de la Frontera is in Huelva (also in Andalusia), not in Cádiz. See more »

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[first lines]
Title Card: 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...
Title Card: Andalucia, Spain, 1492
Hooded Man: [in Latin] The Inquisition has finally delivered Spain to the Templars. Sultan Muhammad ...
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Young Cal
Written by Jed Kurzel
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This is not just kids stuff, this is seriously impressive.
23 July 2018 | by imseegSee all my reviews

I often get bored beyond belief by those dumb action movies. I would rather stare at my wallpaper, then watch those mindnumbing stories about action heroes that arent for a second connected to anything remotely true to life. But "Assassin's Creed" is not just kids stuff, this is seriously impressive. Adults and arthouse movie geeks could appreciate this frenetic, mindtwisting story as well.

I really was so surprised by the impressively, frightening undertones of this movie that I wanted to find out more about who directed this movie. Justin Kurzel is the director's name.And then I immediatedly understood why this movie aint nowhere near any other ordinary hollywood action movie. This director has in his young carreer already achieved worldwide acclaim with "Snowtown". Just check out the trailer on Imdb, that is seriously heavy stuff. No kids stuff at all, although kids have leading roles in it. Afterwards he made "MacBeth". Another hardhitting gritty action movie.

Michael Fassbender produced this adaptation of this action game himself. That means he must have had a lot of control over the end result. And that shows, because "Assassin's Creed" has got terrific acting in it and no hollywood ending, which I applaud. I immediatedly want to praise the soundtrack as well, which is one of the best ones I have heard in a long time. Chilling, powerful music that went under my skin. So did this movie.

"Assassin's Creed" is a story about timetravel. The goal of going back in time is to save a symbol that preserves men's free will. Will they be able to destroy this symbol of men's own free will or will it be protected for future mankind? That 's the suspense of the story in a nutshell. I know, this sounds childish and bizarre. When I would read such a synopsis of the story myself I would immediatedly disregard this picture. But please give it a try, because when I started to watch it, with a lot of negative expectations, I soon noticed the enormous acting and direction qualities. For example, I was so pleased to see Jeremy Irons and Charlotte Rampling acting again. Those are masters at their skills and although they only play supporting roles, their emotional impact is very powerful. "Assassin's Creed" is one of those few exceptions in which a game truly has become a very impressive movie.

"Assassin's Creed" is ofcourse not a cinematic masterpiece, because it is still catered to the youth, hence the boring action sequences that go on for too long, but that's the only flaw of this movie though, the rest is truly impressive. In it's own action hero genre I would say this is one of the best I have seen in years. "Logan" comes to mind as an equally powerful action hero movie, which can be enjoyed by adults and arthouse moviegeeks as well...


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