Assassin’s Creed (2016) Reviews. When Callum Lynch explores the memories of his ancestor Aguilar and gains the skills of a Master Assassin, he discovers he is a descendant of the secret Assassins society.
Director: Justin Kurzel
Writers: Michael Lesslie, Adam Cooper
Stars: Marion Cotillard, Michael Fassbender, Essie Davis
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Assassin’s Creed (2016) Reviews / Metascore:
Parents need to know that Assassin’s Creed is based on the wildly popular video game by the same name (and its sequels). The games are known for their cinematic quality and intense violence, so expect the movie to follow in their footsteps. As in the games, historical fiction meets science fiction when a descendant of a secret medieval society called the Assassins uses revolutionary technology to access genetic memories and live out his ancestors’ adventures. In this case, former criminal Callum Lynch (Michael Fassbender) is recruited to unlock the memories of an Assassin during the Spanish Inquisition so the society can gain the necessary skills to take down their enemies, the Templar Order, in present day. The popularity of the game series will likely attract teens and tweens to the movie, but it could well be too violent for younger viewers.