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Assassin’s Creed movie Review

By Cole Romine

Daring, murderous, and historical, ”Assassin’s Creed” hit theaters on December 21, 2016; The movie is directed by Justin Kurzel, and stars Michael Fassbender as Aguilar and Marion Cotillard as Dr. Sophia Rikkin.

“Assassin’s Creed” does not meet the standards of many original Assassin’s Creed gamers. The movie takes place in 2016 and follows the story of a man named Aguilar. Aguilar had to live a harsh life after his mother dying and finding out that his father was a trained Assassin. He became an orphan, and later as an adult, he finds out he is from a long line of deadly assassins, and is told that he is now known around the world as dead after committing a murderous crime.

Instead of being killed, a scientist named Doctor Sophia Rikkin faked his death to keep Aguilar alive and see how to rid of a world of violence. To do this, she had to put  Aguilar in the machine and send him back so that he could find a device called an apple that could rid the world of violence. This was sadly unsuccessful because Aguilar was a very aggressive person and enjoyed fighting.To try these methods to achieve her goal, Dr. Sophia Rikkin would send Aguilar into a simulator and allow him to go deep into his past to be one of his ancestors in the 15th century and fight as a true assassin.

This plot of a story wasn’t all that interesting. Aguilar briefly goes into his past three times throughout the 2 hour and 20 minute movie, which leaves the other minutes of the movie to be slow and monotonous. During the fighting scenes, the movie switched back and forth from the past to present day –present day, it showed Aguilar in the simulator fighting holographic people. These changes tend to confuse a lot of people and give them a headache.

If you like the Assassin’s Creed game, don’t see this movie. It gets tedious in between the fights,and it’s a waste of money and popcorn.

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