Thank you to Caribbean Cinemas and the Dominican Cosplays of the Assasin’s Creed we had the opportunity to assist to the premiere of the Assasin’s Creed Movie in Downtown Center, letting us express our oppinions about the movie before it’s official release January 5 in Latinamerica.
First of all I must say that in this review there will not be any kind of spoilers and this review was made by a fan of the Assasin’s Creed Saga.
Assassin’s Creed: An argument based on the story of “Callum Lynch” starring Michael Fassbender, a criminal sentenced to death for his crimes, which receives a new opportunity from the Abstergo organization that through revolutionary technology allows Through his DNA unlock his genetic memories by experiencing the adventures of his ancestor “Aguilar de Nerha”, a murderer member of the Secret Guild of the Assassins.
Anyone who has played the Assassin’s Creed saga will feel the movie familiar since is somewhat similar to the first games, including the characters. Of course, those details are only noticeable if you are a big fan of the saga and there is the detail that we must always emphasize, the cinema adaptations from video games there’s always the difference between the “cinema fans” and the “video game fans”.
They focused the movie to the players because if you haven’t played the Assassin’s Creed game you will miss some details which are not explained enough in the film. I don’t know how to say this but:
“IF YOU’RE GONNA MAKE A MOVIE OF A VIDEO GAME SAGA THEN LOOK FOR A DIRECTOR THAT LOVES AND KNOWS ABOUT THAT SAGA”
Few of the movies based on video games end in a good standing. The only good example that I can think of are the Tomb Raider movies and even those don’t follow the suspense treatment and adventure that the video game delivers; but movies like Resident Evil, Mortal Kombat, Prince of Persia, and even Super Mario always leave us with low hopes. But I dare to say that in this new adaptation they have managed to improve a little.
But something I must make clear and is that it is so much the similarity to the video game that this film can easily fall as a sequel. The action scenes are very well taken, with the exceptions of some failures of camera; the image direction, locations and soundtrack are very well done. The costumes are great, and so is the performance of Michael Fassbender is to be admired as it gets into the role so splendidly that they barely use a double for the action scenes.
Assassin’s Creed has all the potential to succeed in the movie industry given to how it handles and engages a fictional story and historical facts, but if you do not choose a good director lover to the saga as it happens with this film. The structure of the script, character development and story is very simple and unattractive; giving me the impression as a fan that they could have done more.
However I cannot be so abusive with the movie because I enjoyed it, but I know that many of you who are not attached to the saga could not see it with the eyes of nostalgia in some of those good moments. But well done, leaving is with an ending that maybe hints a sequel, perhaps, who knows ..
Misael Acosta / GamersRD
Translated by Angelica Lora