As anyone who’s seen the Justin Kurzel-directed video game adaptation known as Assassin’s Creed is definitely aware, not all assassin films are created equal. While movies featuring some of the very best professional killers in all of film fiction are typically worth a laugh at the worst, the latest in a string of failed video game adaptations proves that even one of the coolest character types can’t avoid appearing in the occasional dud.
But you know, the problem sometimes goes deeper than that. As fascinating as your average assassin is from a story perspective, there are the rare occasions when these cinematic cutthroats just aren’t able to live up to the reputation associated with onscreen assassins.
Put simply, some assassins just aren’t that great. Oh, …
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