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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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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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It's time to make history. 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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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

Fassbender was attracted to the project because he wanted to do a fantasy film that was rooted in science, and also thought the idea of Templars vs. Assassins was intriguing. 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 »

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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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Followed by Assassin's Creed 2 See more »

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Written by Jed Kurzel
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Very Enjoyable
6 January 2017 | by RinetteSee all my reviews

I have not played the Assassin's Creed games. However, this movie did not make me feel as though I needed to have played them in order to understand or enjoy the film.

The cinematography was great, and there were some magnificent aerial views of 15th century Spain along with modern day. Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard both gave excellent performances, managing to deliver the occasional corny, melodramatic dialogue with poise, and the supporting cast were equally great in their roles. Despite the occasional cheese, this film had some excellent dialogue that were thoughtful and poignant - unexpected in a fantasy action movie! Speaking of action - this was the best part of the movie. Gorgeous choreography, and I loved all the various weaponry and free running.

This is by no means an award winning film, but overall it was incredibly enjoyable, and I don't think it quite deserves the negativity critics and fans of the games are giving it.


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