Tuesday, 27 December 2016

MPOV: Assassin's Creed

Convicted criminal Callum Lynch is rescued from his own execution by Abstergo Industries, the modern-day incarnation of the Templar Order, and learns that they are searching for the Apple of Eden, which seeded the first sin, in order to subjugate the human race and end its perceived corruption. The company's head scientist, Dr. Sophia Rikkin, reveals that Callum is a descendant of Aguilar de Nerha, a member of a secret order of assassins that for centuries have opposed the Templar Order, and conscripts him to the Animus Project, in which Callum is connected to a machine that allows him to revive Aguilar's memories so Abstergo can learn the current whereabouts of the Apple of Eden.

In Spain, 1492, Aguilar and his partner Maria are deployed to rescue Prince Ahmed de Granada, who has been kidnapped by the leader of the Templars, Tomas de Torquemada, to coerce Prince Ahmed's father, Sultan Muhammad XII, to surrender the Apple of Eden. Aguilar and Maria intercept the chariot transporting Ahmed, but are then ambushed and captured by Torquemada's enforcer, Ojeda, just as Callum is pulled out of the Animus by Sophia.

In captivity, Callum befriends other descendants of assassins, led by Moussa, and begins experiencing hallucinations of both Aguilar and his own father, Joseph Lynch, who murdered Callum's mother while in assassin attire. Callum and Sophia build a rapport over their sessions, in which Sophia reveals herself as the daughter of Abstergo's CEO Alan Rikkin, and confides with Callum that her mother was likewise murdered by an assassin.

The above taken from Wikipedia.

The start of the movie was a little confusing for me, couldn't grasped the story line, leaving me uninterested. As the movie progresses, slowly but surely I was able to rejoin the story line and had me on my toes with all those special effects and action packed plots. Quite a number of Spanish spoken scenes but it did not hinder the pace of the movie thankfully. It was slow at some point but the fighting scenes made up for it. Overall an interesting, if not exciting, kind of movie. 

My rating: 3/5
IMDb rating: 6.8/10

Director: Justin Kurzel
Casts: Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Jeremy Irons, Brendan Gleeson, Michael K.Williams
Category: PG-13: A 2016 fantasy/ science fiction film
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