The Assassin’s Creed trailer has dropped. After its premiere, speculation now arise that it could be the first great video game movie – even non-gamers would most likely enjoy it. Can Assassin’s Creed live up to its video game counterpart?
There are always doubts whether video game films would make it. Some think they are better left alone as video games, as it is quite challenging to capture the exact universe of the game. Standards are high to maintain a mainstream market, and filmmakers are always at risk of losing the edge that made the game successful in the first place. However, Assassin’s Creed may be an exception.
According to NME, the level of acting offered in the move is unprecedented for a video game movie. The movie features two giant leads: Oscar-nominated actor Michael Fassbender and Oscar-winning actress Marillon Cotillard. Likewise, the report also noted that the source material does not always have to be loyal to the game, but Assassin’s Creed may manage to get past the trivial premise and get people immersed in the universe. Likewise, action and visuals are also excellent and may just satisfy the audience.
As the trailer shows, Fassbender portrays Callum Lynch. He wakes up in a mysterious lab with an even more enigmatic woman played by Cotillard. The woman tells Callum that he has been executed and that he will now enter “the Animus.”
This is where everything starts. Fassbender sees his memories unlocked. He was sent back to 15th century Spain during the period of the Spanish Inquisition. Right there, he will live through the experiences of his warrior ancestor. The rest of the video features Fassbender doing some serious action. As the Wall Street Journal says, a series of actions that are “just enough to get audiences primed for the film’s Dec. 21 opening date.”