I have seen in a few things in the the trailer for the Assassin’s Creed movie that worries me.
First off, it is a video game movie.
So it is already fighting an uphill battle.
Video game movies have a stigma, rightfully so, that they are not that good.
Hollywood just doesn’t know how to get people from the console to the theater.
Secondly, the video game was popular because it looked cool.
Not because the gameplay was so great.
You were a badass assassin running around killing whoever you wanted.
Oh and there were some missions you had to complete if you wanted to get better gear and equipment.
The movie tries to have those aesthetics, but it doesn’t.
The video game is meant to be fake.
You are supposed to go around jumping from rooftop and rooftop killing people, without any explanation.
Because it is a video game!
You were basically doing your best Batman impersonation and that was alright by fans, since it looked pretty damn cool while doing it.
I remember it was such a big deal when you could use your
There was something novel about that in a video game that the movie won’t have.
No one played the game because the story was just so good.
In fact, it was quite the opposite.
Which gets me to my last point.
At the end of Assassin’s Creed 2, I stopped having hope in the franchise.
I didn’t know what was going on.
Apparently there are godlike people, but they don’t call themselves god.
They want to help us, but they are trapped.
The hologram is talking to Ezio but she is really talking to Desmond.
Then Desmond kills the woman who he was working with all along.
And don’t even get me started on Subject 16.
Yeah, if the video game confused people, then the movies are bound to really get them.
People thought the ending to Arrival was hard to follow.
Can you imagine what they will think about when they hear about ancient civilizations, and prophecies and how the main guy dies in the third one!
Even if the movie is successful we will have to deal with confusing endings like in the second video game.