Stars Michael Faassbender and it's based on the video games of the same name.
The machine he goes into allows him to go into his ancestor's body and do parkour and base jumping...while he looks for something these people really need...with that they'd eliminate violence from the world... And he does all of this by killing a bunch of people...so...
The movie is AWFUL!
The action sequences had a lot of promise...but they were ruined by directing - awful, awful directing!
Apparently the directed just couldn't live with himself knowing his audience might see the WHOLE fight sequence in it's entirety, so he did a lot of switching from the assassin to 'Michael' in the machine...hoping for it to seem more challenging. With this in mind he treated his audience as idiots who apparently couldn't figure out that it was him the whole time...doing it in the present - which translated into the past... As if the majority of this movie's audience weren't the ones already playing these games for God knows how long!
Action sequences desire to show everything from 3 different angles. This cutting back and forth to different shots ruins the audience's enjoyment and immersion in the action, and the sotry itself by default.
The plot didn't make sense...and they relied on CGI to 'fix' everything.
The actors were not over their heads, but the movie dumbed them down... It's a movie that's suprisingly PG 13 - even though the games are for the over 18 audience, rated mature. It's weird that the movie cuts away from violence and the blood is more black than red. It's nuts!
The movie had a lot of potential - they could've done SO much with this...and yet they didn't.
The box office seems to be what's most important here...not paying homage to a wonderful game - which it should've been!
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I don't think the movie was awful, but it wasn't as good as an AC fan like myself would have wanted.
I think the main problem with the movie, was the Animus, it wasn't an Animus, it was something else, this changed the whole movie.
In the games, Desmond earns all the abilities from the Bleeding Effect, so he's just laying down in the Animus learning all those moves. In the movie, this doesn't happen, so that's why we have the main character moving around like in his memories, and that's why we have all the action being cut and going from past to present all the time.
This is just the first movie, there's obviously gonna be a sequel, and maybe that's why they did it the way they did it, and spent more time in the present, but still, the main reason people play the games is for the story from the past, and in the movie it was basically nothing, it felt like just something to fill up and because the games have a past story, but in the end, everything was focused on the present, and the story from the past had little to no meaning, and definitely didn't get you hooked, the only good parts was the action parts, that's it.
I don't think overall it was a bad movie, I did enjoy it, it was entertaining, but considering AC is my favorite video game saga (the 1st one being the best game), I was a bit disappointed it didn't remain faithful to the essence of the games.