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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

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Taglines:

We work in the Dark, to serve the Light. We are Assassins. 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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Details

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

According to producers, Justin Kurzel directed huge action sequences really fast thanks to his high level of organization. For example, they prepared horses for five weeks for an action scene, but the scene itself was shot within three days. See more »

Goofs

The practice of severing the ring finger for assassin initiates was discontinued by Altair, the master of the Brotherhood, sometime after its reformation in 1192. This was referenced in the video game Assassin's Creed 2, occurring decades before the events in the movie. As the movie and its sequels are original stories set within the same universe as the games, removing a finger to use the hidden blade has not been necessary for centuries by the time Aguilar joins the Brotherhood. Ubisoft and the Assassin's Creed franchise team explained that the Spanish branch of the Brotherhood to which Aguilar belongs still severs one finger per initiate to ensure the commitment and loyalty of each initiate to defend both the Brotherhood and the Creed. This is why Aguilar has the ring finger severed on only one hand despite wielding two hidden blades; the severance is no longer about function, but rather about symbolism and dedication. See more »

Quotes

[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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Connections

References The Matrix (1999) See more »

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Second Regression
Written by Jed Kurzel
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User Reviews

 
Don't listen to the haters/critics!
22 December 2016 | by sier-85276See all my reviews

Following a somewhat parallel story to the original game, I do wish they would've stuck with original characters. Despite that, the film remains a fun and intriguing watch. The change of the Animus from a bed-like system to the VR style arm was something I originally disliked, but that change ends up playing well into the film visually and aids in parts of the story. The action scenes are well choreographed and exciting, countered with what may be a few too many close up facial expressions and dialogue that might easily confuse someone less familiar with the base plot of the franchise. As far as movie adaptations of video games, this is a far better rendition than many other attempts. As a standalone film it needs some work. But I know they intended to produce a trilogy so I'd like to believe the opportunity to release sequels will give the audience more of what they're looking for, while this movie may have been a bit too much set up rather than development. Personally I generously offer it 7/10, and would recommend seeing it. I hope it is successful enough for them to finish the intended trilogy.


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