– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Image via Ubisoft and 20th Century Fox

Image via Ubisoft and 20th Century Fox

This year seems to be quite pivotal. This is the year that we may very well see the beginning of the new era of video game movies. It may not have gotten the start we’d hoped for with Warcraft, but regardless of whether or not mainstream domestic audiences saw the film, it certainly found an audience overseas. But hope is still not dead. This December, we’ll be getting the long-awaited Assassin’s Creed film.

This movie has been the pet project of Oscar-nominated actor Michael Fassbender for a couple years now, and given the actor’s general good taste when attaching himself to movies, this is the movie many are hoping will change the tide of horrifyingly terrible video game movie. The last two trailers were very promising in terms of visuals, and the second trailer managed to suck audiences in with its intriguing plot. But the big question is whether or not the film itself will actually hold up to the promise.

In the next month or so, expect to see a torrential downpour of TV spots and posters, both domestic and international. Today, we got a taste of that with a new international poster.

Check it out below:

So I’m not one to usually be overly-critical about posters, but bow-wow. For real, this is a pretty bad poster here. Had it just been Michael Fassbender’s Callum Lynch at the center, it could have been pretty cool, but in an attempt to show the breadth of characters in the story, some genius decided to add a set of poorly photoshopped characters to the middle.

I can’t tell if it’s just the positioning that annoys me, or if it’s the different shade of the characters in front of Callum, but it’s not one that sits well with me. 

The synopsis for Assassin’s Creed is below:

“Through a revolutionary technology that unlocks his genetic memories, Callum Lynch (Michael Fassbender) experiences the adventures of his ancestor, Aguilar, in 15th-century Spain. Callum discovers he is a descendant from a mysterious secret society, the Assassins, and amasses incredible knowledge and skills to take on the oppressive and powerful Templar organization in the present day.”

What do you think of this new poster? Do you think it’s as bad as I think, or am I being too harsh? Let us know your thoughts down below!

Assassin’s Creed hits theaters on December 21, 2016.

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SOURCE: 20th Century Fox (via Screen Rant)

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.