Fans of ‘Assassin’s Creed’ should be pleased to hear that there is a brand new international trailer for the forthcoming movie being released by 20th Century Fox. While the upside of the new trailer is more of an international appeal and a handful of new scenes and dialogue, the downside, to be fair, is that this trailer feels an awful lot like the last domestic trailer they released for the film, which is a little disappointing. When a studio releases a “new” trailer for any kind, I feel like it should be at least seventy-five percent new footage, meaning only a fourth of the what we see and hear can be repeated from the last trailer. Some might say, ‘Well then you’ll give away the movie if you keep making trailers,’ to which I respond, movies do not need that many trailers. Make a teaser with limited footage, then one trailer, and an international trailer. Of course, that’s just my rant for the day about trailers.
Anyways, for anyone not in the know about ‘Assassin’s Creed,’ the movie will be starring Michael Fassbender as Callum Lynch, a man who is experimented on after his “execution” by the powerful Templar organization, using a powerful new technology that lets people experience the genetic memories of their ancestors, thus allowing them access to abilities and skills, and memories of their ancestors. In the past, Fassbender’s character Callum was part of the Assassins organization, who fought the Templars who try to create peace through absolute control, while the Assassins are champions of free will.
The video-game movie has wrapped shooting and should be in deep post-production by this point, meaning we will soon be seeing it in theaters. Make sure to watch the trailer (below) and then share your thoughts about it in the comments section, and feel free to discuss whether ‘Assassin’s Creed’ could finally be the video-game movie that breaks the mold and is both critically and commercially successful.
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