Last year we had two potential video game movies try to break the curse of cinematic adaptation flops and neither was able to. Now, Michael Fassbender, who was the star of ‘Assassin’s Creed,‘ is opening up as to why he feels the movie didn’t end up well.
According to Fassbender:
“For sure, it wasn’t ideal. I think we missed an opportunity there a little bit. So we’ll wait and see what Ubisoft are coming up with. But right now I don’t know. 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.”
Between the prologue set in 1942, another where a child learns his father kills his mother which comes into play later in the story, and finally one where Fassbender’s character is about to be executed on death row, all of this is shown on screen prior to any proper introductions, plot development, or action.
When it actually got to the action and meat of the story there was clearly a few gems. The potential for a great movie was there but the actual plot and pacing were never able to live up to it. If a sequel does get greenlit we can always hope that they learn from their mistakes and hopefully with a longer format such as the television series which is being produced, we can see the longer format used to properly tell an ‘Assassin’s Creed’ story.
Do you agree with Fassbender as to why ‘Assassin’s Creed’ failed to resonate with audiences? Could a sequel still redeem the franchise or should they just give up and go the television series route? Share your thoughts below!