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Movie Review: Assassin’s Creed (DVD Review)

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  • Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
  • Justin Kurzel
  • Jean-Julien Baronnet, Gérard Guillemot, Frank Marshall, Patrick Crowley, Michael Fassbender, Conor McCaughan, Arnon Milchan
  • Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Jeremy Irons, Brendan Gleeson, Charlotte Rampling,Michael K. Williams
  • Times Media Films
  • DVD
  • Bluray
NiteFenix

Many people disagreed with my original synopsis of the Assassin’s Creed film, which came out in December of 2016. I still stand by my original opinion, especially now that I’ve seen the film the way it was meant to be seen…not steeped in the darkness imposed on it by bad 3D in our local cinemas.

The Assassin’s Creed DVD has a lot more going for it though, than just better visuals…sans bad 3D. It actually has some pretty awesome extra features, my thoughts on which I’ll just summarize here.  Fassbender’s love for the franchise and vision to make it a reality…as close to the source material is very well documented. A love and attention was put into these extra features that is rare for a film like this, especially considering there isn’t a lot of space available on a DVD disc like this. Every single one of the documentaries in the five-parter goes into meticulous detail on how different facets of the film was put together. The history, the tools, the work. It’s all there…and more.

The deleted scenes show a bit more fluff that could have been in the film, but in my opinion, would not have added any real value to the film, but definitely still fun to see.

Five-Part Documentary

  • Legacy of Assassin’s Creed – Justin Kurzel, Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard discuss the legacy of the iconic video game franchise and the original story created for the film.
  • Becoming an Assassin – Michael Fassbender and the rest of the cast explore the training required to become master assassins.
  • Tools of the Trade – The filmmakers discuss the inspiration behind the design of the costumes, hoods and weapons, as well as the signature hidden blades.
  • In the Realm of Realism – The Assassin’s Creed cast and crew discuss the recreation of 15th century Spain, as well as modern-day Abstergo.
  • Swift Moves and Stealth Maneuvers – An inside look at the incredible team behind the film’s action sequences, defying gravity with parkour and “leap of faith” stunts.

Deleted Scenes Conversation with Justin Kurzel & Christopher Tellefsen

  • Director Justin Kurzel and Editor Christopher Tellefsen look back on the scenes that didn’t quite make the cut.

Deleted Scenes Conversation with Justin Kurzel

  • Join Director Justin Kurzel and his key collaborators on Assassin’s Creed as they look back on the process of crafting the film.

Gallery & More

  • Photos from the set, concept, costumes and weapons art.

Assassin’s Creed’s DVD is definitely one for the collectors and one that I will definitely cherish, while silently hoping that a sequel to the film sees the light of day sooner rather than later.

*EAGLE SQUAWK*

Many people disagreed with my original synopsis of the Assassin's Creed film, which came out in December of 2016. I still stand by my original opinion, especially now that I've seen the film the way it was meant to be seen...not steeped in the darkness imposed on it by bad 3D in our local cinemas. The Assassin's Creed DVD has a lot more going for it though, than just better visuals...sans bad 3D. It actually has some pretty awesome extra features, my thoughts on which I'll just summarize here.  Fassbender's love for the franchise and vision to make it a reality...as close to the source material is very well documented. A love and attention was put into these extra features that is rare for a film like this, especially considering there isn't a lot of space available on a DVD disc like this. Every single one of the documentaries in the five-parter goes into meticulous detail on how different facets of the film was put together. The history, the tools, the work. It's all there...and more. The deleted scenes show a bit more fluff that could have been in the film, but in my opinion, would not have added any real value to the film, but definitely still fun to see. Five-Part Documentary Legacy of Assassin's Creed – Justin Kurzel, Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard discuss the legacy of the iconic video game franchise and the original story created for the film. Becoming an Assassin – Michael Fassbender and the rest of the cast explore the training required to become master assassins. Tools of the Trade – The filmmakers discuss the inspiration behind the design of the costumes, hoods and weapons, as well as the signature hidden blades. In the Realm of Realism – The Assassin's Creed cast and crew discuss the recreation of 15th century Spain, as well as modern-day Abstergo. Swift Moves and Stealth Maneuvers – An inside look at the incredible team behind the film’s action sequences, defying gravity with parkour and "leap of faith" stunts. Deleted Scenes Conversation with Justin Kurzel & Christopher Tellefsen Director Justin Kurzel and Editor Christopher Tellefsen look back on the scenes that didn’t quite make the cut. Deleted Scenes Conversation with Justin Kurzel Join Director Justin Kurzel and his key collaborators on Assassin’s Creed as they look back on the process of crafting the film. Gallery & More Photos from the set, concept, costumes and weapons art. Assassin's Creed's DVD is definitely one for the collectors and one that I will definitely cherish, while silently hoping that a sequel to the film sees the light of day sooner rather than later. *EAGLE SQUAWK* [taq_review]
Original Film Score - 8.5
DVD Extra Features - 9.5

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A true Assassin's Creed fan's wet dream. Which is what made this review so easy to write. I really enjoyed the DVD and everything it had on offer. Well worth a purchase.

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Jonathan has been a journalist for several years. Writing primarily about video games, and occasionally films and television series. He spends most of his time talking crap on Twitter and looking for the meaning of life in all the wrong places.
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