The New Assassin's Creed Movie Trailer Still Doesn't Understand Why People Like Assassin's Creed

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It looks like Michael Fassbender’s main character in the upcoming video game adaptation is some kind of hardcore criminal locked up in a corporate superjail. You sure training him to kill people with his ancestor’s ancient assassin skills is a good idea, guys?

The newest teaser for the Assassin’s Creed movie shows off more of the film’s ensemble and the high-tech Abstergo penitentiary/research lab that apparently holds people against their will. The glimpses at present-day stuff are nice, but the big appeal of Assassin’s Creed is that the games are historical period pieces. Historical period pieces where you run around neck-stabbing people, yes, but historical period pieces nonetheless.

This new trailer has a bit more footage of Fassbender running around in the Spanish Inquisition, but it also has much more footage of the present, which seems to be where all the story lies; the bits in the past seem to be solely about running, jumping, and killing people. It still makes us worry that the overwhelming majority of the Assassin’s Creed movie is going to take place in the present, which, again, is not what people enjoy the franchise for. Unless Fox is planning on showing that stuff when we least expect it...

Video games. Comic books. Blackness.

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James Whitbrook

I will forgive the AC movie if at some point Michael Fassbender is told he has to go climb a bunch of towers so he knows how to get around the city better. Just him doing an exasperated sigh, and then a five minute montage of climb, eagle, leap into a bale of hay, repeat.