Assassin's Creed (2016)
Critic Consensus: Assassin's Creed is arguably better made (and certainly better cast) than most video game adaptations; unfortunately, the CGI-fueled end result still is still a joylessly overplotted slog.
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as Cal Lynch/Aguilar de Nerha
as Joseph Lynch
as Ellen Kaye
as Sultan Muhammad XII
as Tomas de Torquemada
as Mary Lynch
as General Ramirez
as Young Cal
as Prince Ahmed
as King Ferdinand
as Queen Isabella
as Prison Warden
as Priest (Father Raymond)
as Christopher Columbus
as Muhammad's Official
as Abstergo Guard
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Critic Reviews for Assassin's Creed
Assassin's Creed mistakenly assumes that the plot is the most important element of its source material. Actually, it's the least.
I suppose you could say the film made me slightly more likely to play one of the games, but only because I'd do just about anything before I saw this movie again.
Obtuse, narratively incoherent, and ultimately frustrating, it stands as another example of how hard it is to make a good mainstream movie out of a popular computer game.
[A] wan video-game adaptation revolving around some Knights Templar nonsense.
Audience Reviews for Assassin's Creed
I have the advantage of multiple Assassin's Creed games under my belt, and even to me it was nonsense. Wastes an INCREDIBLE cast on what will wind up contributing to the seemingly never-ending pile of lacklustre videogame adaptations.
I had huge expectations for this one and yet again the video game to movie doesn't translate. It is a simple case of the right story being created for the film, just make the game with all the plot points. I know as a fan of games I would like to show someone else who doesn't game why it's so awesome. These movies are making it hard to showcase the dynamic game story that eats away hours of my life. This was tedious and boring, the games aren't boring so why the drastic shakeup here?
A cast to die for and a couple of set action pieces do not make a whole movie as this outing well proves, although Cotilliard could melt a glacier with her eyes.