“When Callum Lynch explores the memories of his ancestor Aguilar and gains the skills of a Master Assassin, he discovers he is a descendant of the secret Assassins society.”
Has the curse of horrible video game movies been broken? To put it simply, no. This movie has a pretty major flaw, and it’s also a result of the movie itself being based on a video game. The best part and the major reason Assassins Creed is so popular, is because of its ability to put the player in the past, which the movie does also but it’s a double edged sword. The movie is at its best when it goes back, but unlike the game, it can’t stay there as much. And it’s not that the parts set in present day are bad, they just are not as compelling as the parts set in the past. To be fair to the movie, that was always going to be an uphill battle for it, and it does struggle with it. There are good bits here, the visuals are trippy and surreal, and the action is solid, but it does slow down at points. All in all Assassins Creed is just an okay product, but it was maybe biting off more than it could chew from the start.
Review Score : 6 out of 10