So, just a heads up. This specific review was originally written at a time when I didn’t count on falling behind on reviews, so my solution was to cram them into a single post. However, I hated the way they turned out, so now I’m putting them into their own reviews. In short, this review is going to be crazy short. With that said, let’s carry on.
Cast: Michael Fassbender (THE LIGHT BETWEEN OCEANS ), Marion Cotillard (ALLIED , THE DARK KNIGHT RISES , and INCEPTION ), Jeremy Irons (BATMAN V SUPERMAN ), Michael Kenneth Williams (WHEN THE BOUGH BREAKS ), and Charlotte Rampling (45 YEARS , MELANCHOLIA , and THE DUCHESS )
Director: Justin Kurzel (MACBETH )
Writers: Michael Lesslie (MACBETH), Adam Cooper (ALLEGIANT and THE TRANSPORTER: REFUELED ), and Bill Collage (TOWER HEIST )
Composer: Jed Kurzel (MACBETH)
Cinematographer: Adam Arkapaw (THE LIGHT BETWEEN OCEANS, MACBETH, and MCFARLAND, USA )
Editor: Christopher Tellefsen (QUIET PLACE , JOY , and upcoming films LIGHT OF MY LIFE  and THE KITCHEN )
This is my honest opinion of: ASSASSIN’S CREED
Wow, what a bad film. But more than that, it’s a missed opportunity to have possibly created one of the coolest action movies ever. For those that don’t know, the video game is essentially parkour with a lot of sneaking around. It’s a popular video game with a sequel every year. This film had a glorious opportunity to be great… or awesome, and fails at both. Too many quick cuts and bad CGI to ruin the illusion. To make matters worse, it’s an insult to stunt-folk. Before this movie was released, I remember a behind-the-scenes bit where the filmmakers actually show a stuntman doing one of the signature things in the game: leaps of faith (where the player jumps from impossible heights and survives by landing in haystacks). He’s literally jumping hundreds of feet in the air, but you never truly see it in the film. Michael Fassbender sadly doesn’t save it with mostly bland acting, and one horribly-acted scene. Only Marion Cotillard seemed to be given a character that was alright. Is it the worst movie I’ve seen this year? No, not even close. But… man, was it bad. I think I fell asleep for about five minutes. I don’t think fans of the game will like it, non-fans will be indifferent, but I do not recommend this film to anyone.
My honest rating for ASSASSIN’S CREED: 2/5