5. Flashy special effects and no substance
There’s no doubt viewers flocking to theatres to see the Assassin’s Creed movie will not be looking for great acting or a brilliant script. Rather, it will be the movie’s action set pieces and special effects which will make or break director Justin Kurzel’s movie. And the movie could certainly deliver plenty of eye-catching action as it’s set in two time periods, the present day and 15th century Spain.
So does this mean we’ll get to see exhilarating swordfights and modern day shootouts, or will the action be bland and boring in this Assassin’s Creed movie? A little substance would also be appreciated, and if the film can deliver some great action and dialog, all the better. But if the special effects and action sequences are not up to scratch then this movie could be a disappointment, although hopefully Assassin’s Creed will be able to break the video game movie curse and become a success when it hits the theatres on December 21 this year.
Assassin’s Creed (Ubisoft Motion Pictures)