Michael Fassbender: Assassin’s Creed Movie ‘Took Itself Too Seriously’

Michael Fassbender: Assassin’s Creed Movie ‘Took Itself Too Seriously’

Star Michael Fassbender wasn’t too happy with the pacing of the game-to-film adaptation of Assassin’s Creed. The movie released in 2016 to poor reviews and lower-than-projected box office numbers.

"For sure, it wasn't ideal," the actor said in an interview with Movienco. "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.

"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."

According to GameSpot, before the film released there were talks of two potential follow-ups. Fassbender would be onboard to produce and star.

Assassin’s Creed Origins – the latest game in the series – releases October 27 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. It takes players back in time, to explore the creation of the Assassin’s Order.


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Comments Comments (4)

Posted by ironfist92
On Wednesday 11 Oct 2017 1:03 PM
AC has always had serious themes Fassbender. No, the problem with the film was the majority of focus on the Modern day sequences. Focus more on the history and the assassin order within a specific time period.

Even the games have reduced the modern day sequences to about 5 mins of cutscenes.
Posted by LukeB
On Wednesday 11 Oct 2017 1:40 PM
I enjoyed the movie. Thought it worked well with the lore of the games. My only gripe with it was how visually dark (not the tone, but the literal lighting) it was near the end. Personally, I'd say it's the best big screen game adaption since the first Mortal Kombat movie.

Honestly, the only thing I'd want more from it would have been a few more scenes or at least montages set in the Animus - make it feel like he had been there for a few weeks, rather than a few days. A few more meaningful scenes set in the past (perhaps hinting at, or even showing the first civilization) would also have been nice.

I'd happily watch a sequel, especially if this is the only real way we're going to get the story of what's happening during the modern day war between the Assassins and Templars :)
Posted by Jenesyde
On Wednesday 11 Oct 2017 2:33 PM
I find the movie surprisingly decent, it probably would have been better served leaving out most/all the animus stuff though and concentrating on being a proper Templars v Assassins origin story.
Posted by ptys
On Thursday 12 Oct 2017 7:19 PM
Video-game movies, when will they learn. Just saw the new Blade Runner, films are still progressing quite a bit so the gap is still there (excellent film btw).