A video game movie that actually looks like it might be… good? It’s kind of hard not to be cautiously optimistic about Assassin’s Creed.
Music aside (who picked that?!), that’s a pretty great looking trailer. Yes, I know that the Animus is all wrong (more on that in a second) and that the Assassins aren’t wearing white, but I can forgive all that if the movie itself looks like it might be on target, and -so far- it does.
Big battle scenes, assassinations galore, badass free-running segments that have the title characters flipping all over Inquisition-era Spain, and a leap of faith that looks spot on… everything seems great. I particularly like the fact that this is a new story too, starring 15th Century Spanish assassin Aguilar, but still one that could fit pretty seamlessly into the overall AC narrative as shown in the games.
The only thing I really do have a problem with is that Animus. I mean, it looks like a classic case of overkill as the movie has this big free-floating system that holds the user in mid-air, while the games have a simple VR-type bed that looks more like a tanning booth. Sometimes simple is better.
Again though, other than that, it’s looking great. And with no new AC game on the shelves this Holiday, this is the only Assassin-themed entertainment product that fans will be able to sink their hidden blades into in 2016. So lets hope the finished product comes out as good as that trailer.
Starring Michael Fassbender, Assassin’s Creed hits the big screen on December 21st.