The ‘Assassin’s Creed’ Movie Starring Michael Fassbender Has Broad Appeal: It’s Not Just For Gamers

Assassin’s Creed gamers are already excited about the new Justin Kurzel film. Impatience builds as the movie will not be released until December 21 in the U.S. and the UK may have to wait until early January for the film’s UK release. While gamers can’t wait, others will also find this movie captivating.

Michael Fassbender, an academy-award nominee, will star in the movie along with academy-award winner Marion Cotillard. The cast also includes Jeremy Irons, Brendan Gleeson, and Michael K. Williams according to 20th Century Fox Movies.

Assassin’s Creed, starring Michael Fassbender, will have a much broader appeal than most films. It is a lot like the video game, but the game itself is of a different nature than what most people imagine when they think of video games. The game is a historically accurate, beautifully executed masterpiece recreating an exotic time and place with painstaking detail.

This Justin Kurzel film likewise has a lot to offer. Those who love action and adventure will love this movie, but so will cerebral types who like art, history, and philosophy. Those who like mystery and a taste of horror in their movies may also appreciate the spooky feel of a distant exotic past as well the idea of assassins stalking about. The film will feature fast paced action, murder, and mayhem.

The Assassin’s Creed plot features a technological breakthrough that unlocks genetic memory. Callum Lynch, portrayed by Michael Fassbender, is then enabled to experience the life of his ancestor, Aguilar. The setting is fifteenth-century Spain. That is in the same era as the time of the Spanish Inquisition, and Aguilar belongs to the secretive mystic society of the Assassins.

Assassin's Creed by s_bukley r Assassin’s Creed [Image by S Bukley/Shutterstock]Michael Fassbender’s character fully becomes Aguilar the Assassin, moving as his ancestor moved through ancient city streets and across the rooftops. Aguilar is silently stalking, and plotting the course to achieve the Assassin’s objectives. Through his ancestor, Callum Lynch learns the secrets, skills, and philosophies of the Assassins. He also learns to secretly combat their powerful and wealthy enemies of the ancient cult of Assassins. He will eventually bring these skills into his own time, and relay his new knowledge.

Assassin’s Creed is a great film for those who love art, philosophy or history. The authentic costuming and weaponry will have collectors and history buffs enchanted as well. This movie has everything one ever wanted to know about the ancient guild, that originated the word Assassin, as well as the Knights Templar and other sects. Knowledgeable people who have seen the game immediately recognize the accuracy of every fine detail in virtual costuming. The movie will also be accurate to the times it portrays, including costumes, weaponry, and customs.

Assassin’s Creed costume and weapons designer, Tim Wildgoose, is a credentialed expert in Islamic art and architecture. Wildgoose was charged with designing authentic costumes and weapons according to Entertainment Weekly. He pulled freely from the game’s arsenal of digital game assets, which were equally well researched. Still, Wildgoose ensured that every single weapon at least could have existed in those times and that the Knights Templar costumes featured exact replicas of known historical emblems and outfits. Wildgoose explained his process this way.

“Although we’re designing the weapons ourselves, there are certain things you have to stick to — the way the wrist blades work. In that sense, we were going the Ubisoft reference as a design guide. At the same time, there are assassins from the games in the film as well. In some case, we could directly copy the Ubisoft weapons onto their characters.”

Assassin's Creed by Twocoms Shutterstock r Assassin’s Creed [Image by Twocoms/Shutterstock]Assassin’s Creed starring Michael Fassbender is an amazing recreation of history, with a captivating storyline full of action, adventure, and intrigue.

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