Assassin's Creed (2016), Dir. Justin Kurzel

Assassin's Creed (2016), Dir. Justin Kurzel
It’s 2016. No one cares about freedom.
— Ellen Kaye, Assassin's Creed (2016)

Stars: Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Jeremy Irons, Charlotte Rampling, Brendan Gleeson, Michael Kenneth Williams, Ariane Labed, Callum Turner, Denis Ménochet, Matias Varela, Essie Davis, Khalid Abdalla, Brian Gleeson.
Director: Justin Kurzel
Screenplay: Michael Lesslie, Bill Collage, & Adam Cooper.

The idea is cool, but the execution is pretty sloppy to the point that I didn't even understand its twist ending. There is a point where sometimes you have to spell out your plot as this is a 2 hour story and not one that unravels over 15+ hours while playing it.

The overall film is really pretty, the cast is stellar, the CG work is mighty impressive and the use of spanish instead of english is inspiring, I just wish all this good stuff was enhanced by a good screenplay. In the end this film just feels silly and I think the actors know this. However I was completely blown away with the Spanish Inquisition era of the film, so I just wish they made a bloody Spanish Inquisition film!

I know there will one day be a good film interpretation of a video game, because games really are just insanely long movies now but this is not the film to make that a reality. Which is a shame, the idea though insanely ridiculous to believe, it is still a smart mechanic within the plot. It just was never explained correctly, the characters flip flopped sides like an undercooked pancake and their reasonings never seemed to come from them but just from the need of the plot.

I am confused, very confused. If they get another movie out of this disappointment I may just have to go just to see if the next one answers my questions about the first.

★ ★ 1/2