3. Assassin’s Creed
Video game movies have never found much favour in Hollywood. Most would struggle to point out a film based on a video game that was an unreserved critical and commercial success, even if releases like Disney’s Prince of Persia and Paul Anderson’s Resident Evil movies have succeeded at the box office. So director Justin Kurzel had the unenviable task of turning Ubisoft’s historically-themed Assassin’s Creed games into a decent film, something he arguably managed to do despite the negative critical reception video game movies usually get.
And this Assassin’s Creed movie not only gave fans of the games everything they were looking for, but also featured some pretty spectacular action sequences set in 15th century Spain and decent acting from big-name actors like Marion Cotillard and Michael Fassbender. And taking into account this movie ended up doing quite well at the box office, it’s likely we will see the Assassins fight the Templars again in another conspiracy-soaked movie in the future.
Assasin’s Creed (Ubisoft Motion Pictures)