Five Reasons You’ll Love It - May 11, 2017

Assassin’s Creed - Five Reasons You’ll Love It
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Assassin’s Creed - Five Reasons You’ll Love It

It’s been in development for more than five years and gone through more than a few directors, co-stars and producers, but the big screen adaptation of hugely successful video game Assassin’s Creed finally hits DVD shelves this week.

In the big budget adaptation, Michael Fassbender plays the role of Callum Lynch, a descendant of the secret Assassins society who is tasked to unlock genetic memories that allow him to relive the adventures of his ancestor, Aguilar, in 15th Century Spain, memories that will prepare him to take on the oppressive Knights Templar in the present day.

He is joined in the movie by Oscar winner Marion Cotillard, Jeremy Irons, Brendan Gleeson, Michael Kenneth Williams and Ariane Labed.

Assassin's Creed, which has sold over 91 million copies in its history, has been directed by Snowtown's Justin Kurzel, who directed Fassbender and Cotillard in William Shakespeare's Macbeth last year.

It hits DVD shelves on Monday (May 15th), but we caught an early screening and have rounded up five reasons you’ll love it...

 

It looks incredible…

This movie was always going to stand or fall on whether it could capture the game’s incredible depth and scale, but fortunately, Kurzel and an outstanding visual effects team pull it off with aplomb.

 

The fight sequences are out of this world…

Some of the action sequences, especially the ones in 15th century Spain, are just breathtaking in how they unfold, you’ll be absolutely captivated.

 

Michael Fassbender throws himself into everything...

This movie is Fassbender’s baby. He’s been attached to the movie since the start and acts as producer as well as star here, so, as you’d expect, he throws himself wholeheartedly into the role. He’s also in killer shape, which helps…

 

The supporting cast are great too…

From Marion Cotillard’s conflicted scientist to Jeremy Irons’ scheming overlord to Ariane Labed’s ass-kicking assassin, Fassbender isn’t the only one on good form in this movie.

 

Things are set up nicely for a sequel…

There are many more stories to explore in this world and the movie ends perfectly to pick up next time.



Assassin’s Creed is released on DVD on Monday (May 15th) and available to pre-order here. 

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