– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Not too long ago, we were all hoping that Assassin’s Creed would be the film to break the curse of the terrible video game movies. Sadly, rather than being the exception, it became yet another statistic. The film disappointed on virtually every level, and as a result, audiences never actually connected with it, making for a disappointing box office haul.

So now that that film has already run its course, we can now look back on the film objectively, and this is exactly what actor-producer Michael Fassbender did in a recent interview. So what would he change about the Assassin’s Creed, if given the opportunity?

Here’s what Fassbender said:

“I would make it more entertaining, that’s really the main note. The feeling of the film, I think it took itself too seriously and I would get to the action a lot quicker. I think there’s three beginnings of the film, which is a mistake.”

While Assassin’s Creed did match the video games in terms of its visuals, it was, in my opinion, incredibly boring to watch. Had the film had a better sense of fun about itself, it would have at least been an enjoyable ride, flaws aside.

What do you think? What would you change about the Assassin’s Creed film? Let us know your thoughts down below!

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SOURCE: Movie’n’co (via IndieWire)

  • Facebook User

    i just dont think the source material was good enough to make a decent film out of.. maybe the video game universe is just too difficult to adapt to film

  • Victor Roa

    I’m currently replaying AC4 – Black Flag, and I’m amazed how much is missing in that film. Like it’s on the visual of the game but it’s a shallow surface. Like the’re the part with the guard who’s in the past but what happens if he died in the past would he die in real life. It’s that simple explanation for the most common viewer and it wouldn’t hurt me as a fan, because as a fan we already know Abstergo is evil. It’s a movie that was anti climatic even for fans who would rather just run arround collecting items instead. I seriously doubt there will be another without a massive budget cut.

  • Danny B

    I agree with all that was said but for me it was the look of the film that disappointed me. The ‘Parkour’ stuff could have been and should have been so much more breathtaking and awe inspiring. But the quick fire editing and the murky ‘lens’ left me frustrated.
    The Daniel Craig Casino Royale chase scene was how to shoot that kind of ‘foot chase’, even Prince of Persia had that stuff looking better.
    Add that to the lack of fun overall and the movie got big ‘f##k you’ from me

  • Kronx

    A film tells a story.

    A game is a framework to make your own story.

    Sure, things like exposition and plot points may be set, but the “drama” of a game is in finding ammo, mastering controls, solving puzzles, passing obstacles, often after failing many, many times. In fact, we often don’t even want to sit through those pesky cut scenes in the first place. Just lead me to the next level, please.

  • axebox

    Entertaining does not mean more action. Boredom does not mean more action.

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.