Assassin’s Creed Review

Assassin's Creed Movie Poster featuring Michael Fassbender

Assassin’s Creed is a step in the right direction for video game movies but slick action and beautiful visuals are undercut by a hollow hero story.

Following the murder of his mother, and thirty years spent running from his pain, the past finally catches up to Callum Lynch (Michael Fassbender) – as the criminal is set to be executed for his past crimes. After lethal injection has been administered, Callum awakens to discover he has been saved by a mysterious organization: Abstergo Industries. Unfortunately, Abstergo’s motives in springing Lynch aren’t altruistic and, shortly after his rescue, the company forcibly enlists Lynch into an experimental research initiative, called the “Animus Project.” Lead by Sophia Rikkin (Marion Cotillard), the Animus Project allows the subject to enter a virtual environment and relive ancestral memories (stored in our blood). Imprisoned by Abstergo, with the promise …

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