Ubisoft, 20th Century Fox and Regency Entertainment released the latest trailer for Assassin’s Creed: The Movie and the two and a half minute trailer manages to confuse and confound while throwing in a lot of “cool” scenes and a plot that I just can’t follow.
So the general gist is that Michael Fassbender’s character has been obtained by evil organization Abstergo. They want to dig into his past, which is tied to a bloodline of the Order of the Assassins, later referred to as the Assassin’s Brotherhood. I assume for time constraints they simply refer to them as the Assassin’s Creed (which was actually the philosophy of the group not the name of the group) anyway, they throw Fassbender into The Matrix – oops, I mean the Animus, and then proceed to train him up like Neo for some unexplained purpose.
You can check out the trailer below.
I can’t make heads or tails of this film. It looks like a hot mess. Likely an hour and a half of nonsensical “fun” moments to give people a reason to go check it out at the theater, but there’s nothing of substance mentioned at all in the trailer. Like, what is the actual plot of the film other than a guy training up based on old historical DNA? I don’t get it.
I have no idea what Fassbender is supposed to be doing in the film, and halfway through the trailer it looks like a prison breakout takes place. So is it really just a poor man’s Matrix?
So far the whole thing looks messy. That’s about the best way to explain it.
It would have been cool if it was just a period piece all the way through but then at the very end Fassbender’s character wakes up from the Animus and realizes that it was all taking place in a simulation, similar to but not quite like The Signal. It looks as if they’re trying to cram way too much into this one movie and they run the risk of information overload for normies and lots of divergence from the source material to reel in the hardcore gamers.
Anyway, you can look for the film to launch on December 21st, 2016 later this year. The movie takes the place of Ubisoft’s annual outing of Assassin’s Creed games, which tanked last year when gamers didn’t pick up Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate, thus resulting in the company pushing the next game off by a whole year. We’ll find out if the extra year will afford them fewer glitches, better gameplay and renewed interest in the series.