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Assassin's Creed

Assassin's Creed film has one important question to answer: When audiences walk out of the theater, will they want more? That's all that matters. The movie is set to be the tentpole of a franchise, and it’s Ubisoft's first foray into adapting one of its IPs into a full-length feature film. Ubisoft is seriously committed, in case you couldn’t tell by the big names attached: Michael Fassbender is a prestigious Oscar nominee, and Marion Cotillard is an Oscar winner for Best Actress. Director Justin Kurzel has a short filmography, but he’s well-known for adapting another historical fantasy: Macbeth, in 2015. Assassin’s Creed has a less esoteric goal. And against all odds, with a quirky franchise and a team of star talent, Assassin’s Creed succeeds at being an enjoyable action film, truly excited about where the story could go.The film follows two Assassins, both played by Michael Fassbender: Aguilar de Nerha, in 15th-century Spain, and his descendant Callum Lynch, who knows nothing of his Assassin ancestry and yet — because of it — ends up a Templar captive at Abstergo in the present day.Under the watchful eye of Templar scientist Sophia Rikkin (Cotillard) and her father, Alan Rikkin (Jeremy Irons), Cal is forced to enter the Animus and relive Aguilar’s memories in order to lead the Templars to the Apple of Eden, an ancient magical artifact of which Aguilar is the last known owner.It’s Cal’s journey that is at the center of the film, and Michael Fassbender excels in the role. When the material is good, he rocks it, and his ability to emote means that even when the writing falls short, he’s still enjoyable to watch.

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