Even though it’s probably too soon to say, it looks like Assassin’s Creed could be the least embarrassing video game movie of all-time!
I’m sure we have the Marvel movies to thank for this, but I’m not sure I’ve seen a video game movie embrace its source material to the extent of the Assassin’s Creed movie. At least judging by this reveal trailer (duh):
I’ve fallen out a bit with the game series as its grown increasingly annualized, but Assassin’s Creed was undoubtedly one of my favorite series launched on the last generation of consoles, if not my favoritest. Of course I want the best for it! And give our take how ever the hell that last idiotic Hitman movie turned out, damn near ever movie adapted from a video game has fallen somewhere between “slap in the face” and “piss in your mouth.” Sorry if I’m too optimistic for the negative-by-default gamer crowd, but this new AC trailer is a breath of fresh fucking air for me.
Yeah, it takes place during the Spanish Inquisition, but Jebus, the Animus and Abstergo logo? That’s the kinda stuff that, while super important to the series, I would’ve just assumed Hollywood would leave on the cutting room floor. I’ve always argued that the Animus, a machine that allows a subject to relive a past lives via ancestral DNA, was the perfect conceit for a game. However, the possibilities for a film series are almost the same too: You’re free to go to anywhere, in any time, with the same people. Dope!
The only thing I’m worried about is that high probability of a PG-13 rating. The trailer gives us an ample glimpse of AC’s special instruments of palm-to-throat stabbery, so let’s wait and see if Fox/Ubisoft have the balls to depict that to moviegoers across the nation. To toss it back to Marvel once again, Deadpool should be looked at as the Jackie Robinson of the viability of R-Rated authenticity, so let’s hope Fassbender doesn’t have to keep his hidden blades too hidden. Either way, the building-scalin’, roof-jumpin’ I love the series even more for looks to be well represented so I wanna see more. What say you?!