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Assassin's Creed (2016)

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Callum Lynch explores the memories of his ancestor Aguilar de Nerha and gains the skills of a Master Assassin, before taking on the secret Templar society.

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Storyline

Through a revolutionary technology that unlocks his genetic memories, Callum Lynch (Michael Fassbender) experiences the adventures of his ancestor, Aguilar de Nerha, in 15th Century Spain. Callum discovers he is descended from a mysterious secret society, the Assassins, and amasses incredible knowledge and skills to take on the oppressive and powerful Templar organization in the present day. Written by 20th Century Fox

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21 December 2016 (France)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$125,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,278,225, 23 December 2016, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$54,647,948

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$240,697,856
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Trivia

Michael Fassbender was Ubisoft's first choice to play the franchise's iconic hooded hero, according to Jean-Julien Baronnet, CEO of Paris-based Ubisoft Motion Pictures. Baronnet also stated in an interview that none of Ubisoft's upcoming film adaptations will follow the same plot as their respective games, but will instead focus on telling new stories parallel to those games. See more »

Goofs

The real Knights Templar were condemned as heretics and disbanded in the 14th century.

The real Assassins were an Islamic creed, destroyed by the Mongols in the 13th century. See more »

Quotes

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Title Card: For centuries, the order of the Knights Templar have searched for the mythical Apple of Eden. They believe it contains not only the seeds of man's first disobedience, but the key to the free will itself. If they find the relic and decode its secrets, they will have the power to control all freedom of thought. Only the brotherhood called the Assassins stands in their way...
Title Card: Andalucia, Spain, 1492
Hooded Man: [in Latin] The Inquisition has finally delivered Spain to the Templars. Sultan Muhammad ...
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Don't listen to the haters/critics!
22 December 2016 | by See all my reviews

Following a somewhat parallel story to the original game, I do wish they would've stuck with original characters. Despite that, the film remains a fun and intriguing watch. The change of the Animus from a bed-like system to the VR style arm was something I originally disliked, but that change ends up playing well into the film visually and aids in parts of the story. The action scenes are well choreographed and exciting, countered with what may be a few too many close up facial expressions and dialogue that might easily confuse someone less familiar with the base plot of the franchise. As far as movie adaptations of video games, this is a far better rendition than many other attempts. As a standalone film it needs some work. But I know they intended to produce a trilogy so I'd like to believe the opportunity to release sequels will give the audience more of what they're looking for, while this movie may have been a bit too much set up rather than development. Personally I generously offer it 7/10, and would recommend seeing it. I hope it is successful enough for them to finish the intended trilogy.


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