While many had hoped that the Assassin’s Creed film would break the streak of unsuccessful video adaptations, the film was met with negative reviews and performed poorly at the box office upon being released late last year. Now, lead star Michael Fassbender has commented on mistakes made by the film and discussed what he might have done differently if given a second chance during an interview with Movie’n’co.
Fassbender acknowledged that the film was ‘missed opportunity’:
“For sure, it wasn’t ideal. I think we missed an opportunity there a little bit. So we’ll wait and see what Ubisoft are coming up with. But right now I don’t know.”
When asked how he might handle the film differently now, Fassbender stated that the film could have been more entertaining:
“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.”
Having never seen the Assassin’s Creed film myself, I can’t comment on the accuracy of Fassbender’s assessment, but what do you think? Could the film have benefited from a lighter tone? Share your thoughts 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 descended 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.
Directed by Justin Kurzel, Assassin’s Creed stars Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Jeremy Irons, Brendon Gleeson and Michael K. Williams.
Assassin’s Creed is now available on Digital HD, Blu-Ray and DVD.
7 Movies Still Worth Catching In Theaters In 2017
The summer movie season may be winding down, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t some amazing films still coming out this year! It just opened the fall box office with a bang, earning the highest opening for a horror film, and there are quite a few films set to follow its lead. The holiday season in particular is always a great time for movies, with Oscar contenders and big-budget family-friendly movies being released simultaneously.
Of course, the movies on this list aren’t the only films coming out this year — they’re just some of the ones with the biggest marketing budget, making it easier for people to know they are coming out soon. So, if none of these movies seem interesting to you, do a little research and see if there are any great independent or foreign films coming to your local theaters!
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