ROG'S VIEWPOINT - Saved from execution, convicted killer Callum Lynch (Michael Fassbender) is reluctantly drawn into the ages-long battle between a secret society known as The Assassins and the oppressive Templar Order. Attached to a
machine, Lynch is embedded with the memories of his ancestor Aguilar in 15th Century Spain that allow him to obtain the skills to carry on this battle in present day. Based on a video game, this silly jumbled mess of a movie completely falls apart. Some impressive sets, effects and action can't help Fassbender and company. Lost in the shuffle are Jeremy Irons as the head of a Templar company and Marion Cotillard as his scientist daughter. Brendan Gleeson appears briefly as Cal's father and Charlotte Rampling is a mysterious Templar figure. These stars don't shine brightly in this confusing concoction that only gamers may enjoy. To his credit, director Justin Kurzel (2015's "Macbeth") keeps this film moving at a fast pace to cover inane dialogue and huge plot holes. But it's not nearly enough. "Assassin's Creed" is increedibly bad. *

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