Fuck me, they actually did it. Ubisoft got it good here with Kurzel: here's the things this movie needed and achieved: 1) A straightforward IP adaptation: this thing cuts a lot of the fat bullshit the series has and gets all its inspiration from the original, first, entry in the series, one of the strongest concept pieces in gaming history (the first one!). It's simple,it's quick, it works - we never [cont.]
there are cool philosophical ideas here that are never explored. there's potential in the lazily edited, overly long fight scenes. there are also kind-of-troubled characters that change their minds out of nowhere (and, oh, do they change their minds a lot). it could have been great, judging from Kurzel's work with "Macbeth" (especially the fight scenes), but it's not. oh, there are a lot of eagles, too.
Mi aspettavo molto da questo film, come appassionata del videogioco. Purtroppo sono rimasta pesantemente delusa da una trama inconsistente e confusa, un'eccessiva serietà dei personaggi e rari legami alla saga originale. Attori di alto livello sprecati per una sceneggiatura di una ridicola povertà.
Sono entrato in sala con le più alte aspettative, da vero seguace del Credo delle Aquile, ma sono uscito convinto ad unirmi all'Ordine Templare, sperando che dalla loro abbiano registi migliori. La regia è scarsa, la recitazione mediocre e la sceneggiatura è così piena di buchi da risultare irreparabile. Il film perde tutto il fascino storico del gioco, barcollando in modo incerto tra il presente ed il passato di Cal
I mean, I don't expect much from video-games-turned-movies but with Fassbender and Cotillard I did expect a little better. Cotillard's acting was stunted and she spoke with almost no emotion - I felt like I was watching her speak English for the first time. Cal was terribly developed, his character was mostly just anger. The pacing and development of the story was bad as well. There is nothing right with this film.
Kurzel becomes the latest director to sell his soul to the tentpole machine with this chaotic mess/ video game adaptation. Despite the pedigree of the cast this is a soulless and bombastic effort that does no favour to those involved or for those watching. The 'second digression' is an impressive enough action sequence but there is nothing else here to involve the potential viewer.
It's breathtaking how earnestly Assassin's Creed believes in its own absurdity. It never apologizes, backpedals, or mansplains its loopy internal logic on DNA-encoded memories, fringe science, fringer pseudoreligion, and fringest conspiracies. Freely accepting its conceit of Free Will VS Control, there is a puzzling enjoyment to be had.
Bland. Tedious. Monotonous. Assassin's Creed is all of those things and more. This film is 115 min and I felt every second of it's runtime go by. The cast is an embarrassment of riches, but not a single person gives a memorable performance. The action feels sloppily edited and it is shot in such a way that at times it is even hard to see what's happening. We are bound to get a good videogame movie eventually, right?