The Assassin’s Creed movie (2016) stars Michael Fassbender in a dual role as Cal Lynch, a captive in the present time, and Aguilar, a master assassin, in the past. Marion Cotillard and Jeremy Irons also star in the film as part of a technologically advanced society hell-bent on changing the the past and controlling the future. The Assassin’s Creed movie is loosely based on the popular game which has seen numerous video game releases over the years from Ubisoft. Much like the video game the movie is stylized with careful attention to costumes, locale and weapons in both the future and past timeline.
The Assassin’s Creed movie got a fair share of criticism when it was released to theaters late last year but we think it will receive more praise than hate when viewed in the comforts of home on DVD or Blu-ray. The bulk of what made the Assassin’s Creed movie unenjoyable was the dull introduction and exposition of the characters and setting. If you can make it past the first 30 minutes of the movie then you’ll be treated to a well choreographed roof top fighting scene and chase in the style of the video games. If rumors are true there will be additional Assassin’s Creed movies on the horizon so let’s hope those start off with more of a punch as the highlights from this movie are when the video game comes to life on screen.
The Assassin’s Creed movie Blu-Ray DVD includes more than 90 minutes of additional material:
- Five part featurette on the making of the Assassin’s Creed movie with Michael Fassbender interviews, behind the scenes on the stunt work, making the outfits and weapons and more.
- Deleted scenes with a conversation from Director Justin Kurzel and Editor Christopher Tellefsen.
- Interview with Director Justin Kurzel looking back on the process of making the film.
- Gallery with concept art, weapons and more.
If you enjoyed the Assassin’s Creed movie in theaters then you will love the presentation on the Blu-ray DVD. The layout and art on the cover is rather fetching and the menus and presentation are well put together. Our biggest concern watching at home was that many action scenes – especially with smoke in the foreground – seemed to flutter and take away from the movie going experience.