A new trailer for the Assassin’s Creed movie starring Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard has been released and it sheds more light on the film’s story. Unfortunately, it looks like the majority of that story is set in the present-day at a bland high-tech prison run by franchise bad guys Abstergo. This is not why people like Assassin’s Creed.
Most people play Assassin’s Creed games to be transported to exotic historical settings where they can stab people and jump between buildings to their hearts content; something that Ubisoft continually fails to understand as they continually waste time and interrupt the experience with present-day sci-fi junk that feels shoehorned in. Apparently, the producers of the Assassin’s Creed movie are under the impression that people love this stuff, as the trailer focuses primarily on Fassbender’s character in the present, rather than the badass assassin he plays in the Spanish Inquisition.
Still, the movie could end up being pretty good if it makes all the Abstergo prison stuff feel worthwhile and compelling. At the very least, the film has captured the look and feel of the games in the actual parts that involve assassins, which is more than most video game adaptations accomplish.
Assassin’s Creed hits theaters December 21 and will compete directly with the new Star Wars movie at the box office. This should be an interesting holiday movie season.