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Why Assassin's Creed the movie was bad according to Fassbender



So most of us might agree that the Assassin's Creed movie just wasn't good. The most annoying thing was the animus imo, looked nothing like it should.

Michael Fassbender said this about the movie and why he think it failed:
"I would make it more entertaining, that's really the main note. The feeling of the film, I think it took itself too seriously and I would get to the action a lot quicker. I think there's three beginnings of the film, which is a mistake."

Is he right?
  • SGP-13
    SGP-13

    Well, I actually liked the movie... OK, many elements were different from what we game fans know, but it is usually expected of a director or script writer to adjust according to their own vision for the movie. I will agree with Michael Fassbender that it had a slow start, but that doesn't make the whole movie bad... maybe it should be a little bit longer, so that the other important characters were more promptly introduced to the viewers. The casting was excellent.

    • Zwippie
      Zwippie

      Nah. The casting was ok. The two main characters were good and the story worked but I was so annoyoed at the switching between reality and the memories the experienced all the time. Felt like I didn't have a chance to actually know what was going on. But I do hope they do another movie and do it more right. First thing is to change that animus machine, it should NOT be moving and mimicking what the user is doing.

  • Kernel.Fender
    Kernel.Fender

    The movie wasn't terrible, but it certainly lacked!why didn't they just go with the proven formula and start at the beginning, Altair would have made a great starting point, sure the story could have been tweaked to fit the big screen. It was the starting point for us and it should have begun there. or even the first scene should have been the Adam and Eve escape from AC2; At least that would have started with intrigue and interest to the viewer, the wish to make a new story for the sake of the wider audience was foolish. There is a massive following of the series in all forms, be it gamers, cosplay, sad tube over many years, people talk about it passionately. My wife isn't a gamer, yet she thinks the premise and storytelling behind the game's violent narrative was excellent and was like me disappointed with the movie's lack of depth. sure there were easter eggs galore but they don't tell the story to new people that have never played or know of the games or books. To someone who knew nothing it was about a death row prisoner experimented, saved the chamber, to only be mistreated some more, yet there's a bunch of other criminals who are the good guys, they are each strapped to a great big robot arm thing that stabs their neck, not very elegant solution for the best and brightest engineers, So after some time in the past (which is hardly explained) will save themselves by killing the secret sect people who are experimenting on them (we know why) and escaping, oh and by the way we are assassins and them, templars. ok, I hope u enjoyed our film. Also to short needed at least 2hrs 20m ish I don't know about most of you, But I don't like to watch a movie spending half my time explaining to ppl what the hell is going on and why. If its scripts ideas you're having an issue with drop me a line I've written many works. I hope the sequel is much much better

    • Zwippie
      Zwippie

      AH MY EYES! Ok, now I have read your reaction and that quite the reaction. This small text size and that much too say.... Well in any case, I have to agree with you there allthough I don't think Altair story would be too great for those of us who has played the game sence we know what happends. Kind of destroys the movie if you know the ending. Allthough the Adam and Eve escape is a really nice way to start things but it's also said that the AC movie is part of a whole other universe tha the games so Adam and Eve might not exist. Damn this gets complicated....

  • SGP-13
    SGP-13

    Well, I actually liked the movie... OK, many elements were different from what we game fans know, but it is usually expected of a director or script writer to adjust according to their own vision for the movie. I will agree with Michael Fassbender that it had a slow start, but that doesn't make the whole movie bad... maybe it should be a little bit longer, so that the other important characters were more promptly introduced to the viewers. The casting was excellent.

    • Zwippie
      Zwippie

      Nah. The casting was ok. The two main characters were good and the story worked but I was so annoyoed at the switching between reality and the memories the experienced all the time. Felt like I didn't have a chance to actually know what was going on. But I do hope they do another movie and do it more right. First thing is to change that animus machine, it should NOT be moving and mimicking what the user is doing.

  • Kernel.Fender
    Kernel.Fender

    The movie wasn't terrible, but it certainly lacked!why didn't they just go with the proven formula and start at the beginning, Altair would have made a great starting point, sure the story could have been tweaked to fit the big screen. It was the starting point for us and it should have begun there. or even the first scene should have been the Adam and Eve escape from AC2; At least that would have started with intrigue and interest to the viewer, the wish to make a new story for the sake of the wider audience was foolish. There is a massive following of the series in all forms, be it gamers, cosplay, sad tube over many years, people talk about it passionately. My wife isn't a gamer, yet she thinks the premise and storytelling behind the game's violent narrative was excellent and was like me disappointed with the movie's lack of depth. sure there were easter eggs galore but they don't tell the story to new people that have never played or know of the games or books. To someone who knew nothing it was about a death row prisoner experimented, saved the chamber, to only be mistreated some more, yet there's a bunch of other criminals who are the good guys, they are each strapped to a great big robot arm thing that stabs their neck, not very elegant solution for the best and brightest engineers, So after some time in the past (which is hardly explained) will save themselves by killing the secret sect people who are experimenting on them (we know why) and escaping, oh and by the way we are assassins and them, templars. ok, I hope u enjoyed our film. Also to short needed at least 2hrs 20m ish I don't know about most of you, But I don't like to watch a movie spending half my time explaining to ppl what the hell is going on and why. If its scripts ideas you're having an issue with drop me a line I've written many works. I hope the sequel is much much better

    • Zwippie
      Zwippie

      AH MY EYES! Ok, now I have read your reaction and that quite the reaction. This small text size and that much too say.... Well in any case, I have to agree with you there allthough I don't think Altair story would be too great for those of us who has played the game sence we know what happends. Kind of destroys the movie if you know the ending. Allthough the Adam and Eve escape is a really nice way to start things but it's also said that the AC movie is part of a whole other universe tha the games so Adam and Eve might not exist. Damn this gets complicated....

  • hadron5510
    hadron5510

    All reasonable opinions. I agree with Fender's assessment has to the quality of the movie. It was not all that bad at all. My own thoughts on 'video game' adaptions is there a delicate balance that has to be found in referring to the source material. Too much and the movie comes off as cheesy and too little and the point of the movie seems lost altogether. A good example of this is the adaptations of "Street Fighter" (granted it was made a while ago but it was just awful) and that other Ubisoft favorite, "Prince of Persia". Street Fighter relied more than it should have on the source material and came off as a piece of low budget dribble that was an insult even to action movie fans. On the other hand the Prince of Persia movie was really only Prince of Persia name only and bore no real resemblance to the "Sands of time" trilogy. That being said the Assassin's Creed movie tried very hard to pay homage to the source material but where I think it fell over is that the movie makers failed to grasp that the concept of the whole story is more that just a story of discovery of one's self and genetic archaeology. It basically left out a lot of the threads of the general Assassin's Creed story (such as any meaningful reference to 'The First Civilization' for instant) and this is where Fender is right again, the movie lacked depth. If you think about Mr. Fassbender's assertion that 'the feeling of the film took itself to seriously' does support (in directly) what has been said about the movie. After all Assassin's Creed (basically) is all about a conflict of ideologies between two main groups of protagonists that has been going on for (roughly) seventy seven thousand and twenty years ever since Adam and Eve escaped from the clutches of the First Civilization. Each story that has come along (Video game, book, comic or what ever) is but a part of this whole. How on earth do you even try make light of such a concept? (oh....at least we Templar fans were well represented)

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