It has been a little too long since Michael Fassbender’s name has been mentioned here on Cinema Smack. That’s about to change since the newest trailer for Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed film has been released.
Since most of the backstory of the upcoming adaptation has been talked about here, we’ll focus more on what’s seen in the trailer this time around. For the most part, it remains consistent with the first trailer in showing what makes the Assassin’s Creed series so enjoyable. Fassbender, as Callum Lynch and his assassin ancestor, Aguilar, are shown fighting enemies, learning the way of the assassin, and leaping from rooftops. As far as the games go, that’s where most of the fun is had.
It’s nice to see that the filmmakers seem, and there’s certainly emphasis on the word seem, to be taking this film so seriously. So many video game to film adaptations are absolute garbage. This one looks like, well…, a real movie. There’s a legitimate cast featuring Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Brendan Gleeson, and Jeremy Irons. Its Christmas release date is also worth mentioning since that is usually a popular release slot for anticipated films.
One thing that’s slightly irritating about both trailers that have been released is the choice of modern music playing over the action. Hopefully, this doesn’t extend to the feature length film itself. While the film is guided by a modern day protagonist, it can be assumed that a good majority of the runtime will be spent during the Spanish Inquisition. An epic orchestral score seems like a better fit for that time period than mixing modern flair in with the past.
Regardless, it might be time to actually start getting hyped up for Assassin’s Creed. As leery as it is to anticipate video game adaptations, this one looks as if it has been treated right. The film opens on December 21st. Check out the trailer and comment below.