I've also been told I have little tact, so if this offends you simply ride on.

Friday, May 13, 2016

Assassin's Creed, dive right in

So, the trailer dropped yesterday for Assassin's Creed.  And yes, it's based on a video game.  And yes, the movie looks... very interesting.  Over on Towleroad they actually linked to a bit written by some none game player at Forbes.  I know he was a none game player because... well, he didn't know what the animus was, or is, depending upon how much you like the game.  It's a lot like the holodeck on Star Trek only it relies on your genetic memories, it actually gets plugged into your neck.
The Assassin's Creed series is based up a war between the Knights Templar and the Order of Assassins, one group wants to rule the world by control, the other by freedom.
Anyway, Jason over at My New Plaid Pants was besides himself because there are a couple of shots of Michael Fassbender shirtless.

Here's one
There were also shots of the parkour.  That's right, this is a video game where you need to run, and jump and scale buildings.  If your hand / eye coordination isn't too good, well, you're going to die a lot.

This is from Unity, which takes place in Paris during the French Revolution

Here it is if you haven't seen it.

Oh, and the dive from the cathedral at the end?  That's a skill you need to master as an assassin.

Oh, and in case you were wondering, you are the assassin.

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