No one is quite sure what to make of the new ‘Assassin’s Creed‘ movie just yet, especially considering the almost schizophrenic marketing campaign it has had so far. When the film was announced there was an attempt to build a lot of hype, and star Michael Fassbender spent a lot of time talking to the press about the potential for the movie. Then they went and shot it, and we have not heard much for a long, long time. Now as the film approaches its December 21st domestic premiere date, suddenly the marketing team is back in full swing, and to be honest, the movie actually looks almost decent.
In the latest clip released in the wake of the new trailer (which thankfully revealed a lot about the plot and gave audiences who don’t know the game some details about what exactly is going on), we see Fassbender’s character Callum experiencing a long roof-top chase in his memories, while his body makes it way across the lab which seems to mimic the environment he is remembering. There is a lot of jumping and close calls before we finally find Callum (channeling his ancestor Aguilar) finding himself trapped before a long drop and his pursuing attackers, choosing to take the iconic leap (which every fan of the game series knows so well), being spurred on by Marion Cotillard’s character in the lab who shouts at him to “jump!” He leaps from the rooftop, mimicking the sign of the cross with his arms (as is a signature move of the franchise), and then the clip fades out before we know the ultimate fate of Aguilar or Callum.
There does seem to be a lot going on in ‘Assassin’s Creed,’ my only worry is that with Callum being in a lab the whole time the stakes might not feel as high when he is experiencing his memories, but then again I don’t know the game nor do I know how the mechanics of how it all works. Either way, I am definitely intrigued enough to give the film a shot when it hits theaters, though if it gets awful reviews it might just have to wait till it comes to Netflix.
What are your thoughts on the new clip, and the ‘Assassin’s Creed’ movie in general? Or you excited about it coming out? Share your opinions in the comments below!
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