DVD review: Assassin’s Creed

Reviewed by: Samantha Keogh

Review made possible by: Times New Media

To do so they fake the death of death row inmate Callum Lynch, take him to their facility in Madrid and connect him to the Animus.

By doing so they allow him to relive the genetic memories of his ancestor Aguilar de Nerha, a member of the Assassins Creed Brotherhood in 1492 during the Granada War, and the last known person to have the Apple.

It has received myriad bad reviews for seemingly relying too much on the assumption that the audience is familiar with the game, but I found it quite digestible without any prior knowledge of the game.

It’s true this movie is complex and somewhat convoluted in parts, but with a little attention paid to all the minute details, its a brilliant watch whether you’re an avid gamer or not.

While this isn’t Jeremy Irons’ finest performance, his lack of lustre is more than made up for by the performances of Michael Fassbender as Callum and Marion Cotillard as Sofia, the head scientist at the Abstergo Foundation who in charged with attaining knowledge of the Apple’s whereabouts from Callum’s subconscious.

If you watch this movie with an open mind and free of gaming bias, it’s a fascinating watch and far more interesting and mind boggling than many of the other movies currently being released on DVD.

Samantha Keogh

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