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Assassin's Creed ranks...

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Assassin's Creed
« on: December 10, 2016, 08:57:41 pm »
Directed by Justin Kurzel from a screenplay by Michael Lesslie, Scott Frank, Bill Cooper & Adam Collage, 20th Century FOX's adaptation of Ubisoft's popular video game series stars Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Jeremy Irons, Brendan Gleeson, Michael K. Williams, Charlotte Rampling, and Ariane Labed. Through the Amicus, a revolutionary technology that unlocks his genetic memories, Callum Lynch (Michael Fassbender) experiences the adventures of his ancestor Aguilar in 15th century Spain during the Spanish Inquisition. Callum discovers he is descended from a mysterious secret society of Assassins and amasses incredible knowledge and skills to take on the oppressive and powerful Templar organization in the present day. The film will be released into theaters worldwide on December 21st.

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Re: Assassin's Creed
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2016, 09:04:36 pm »
Give me a reason to care.
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Re: Assassin's Creed
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2016, 10:15:09 pm »
From the same genre that brought you Warcraft.
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Re: Assassin's Creed
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2016, 10:23:32 pm »
From the same genre that brought you Warcraft.

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Re: Assassin's Creed
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2016, 11:07:31 pm »
Ban my account the next time Jim Raynor hits funny on my comment.
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Re: Assassin's Creed
« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2016, 11:38:06 pm »
Ban my account the next time Jim Raynor hits funny on my comment.
Well...fuck.

Excuse me for chuckling and giving out a funny rating then.
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Re: Assassin's Creed
« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2016, 03:54:43 am »
Trailers didn't really impress me, but I'll hold out faith because I liked Kurzel's take on Macbeth.

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Re: Assassin's Creed
« Reply #7 on: December 13, 2016, 02:59:46 pm »
I'm predicting 28% on this one.

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Re: Assassin's Creed
« Reply #8 on: December 13, 2016, 03:18:52 pm »
I'm predicting 28% on this one.

I'll go a bit higher.  41%.  I think this will be one of the better video game adaptations, but of course, that's not saying much.
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Re: Assassin's Creed
« Reply #9 on: December 19, 2016, 06:16:46 pm »
I'm predicting 28% on this one.

Turns out this was an overestimate.

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Re: Assassin's Creed
« Reply #10 on: December 19, 2016, 06:21:07 pm »
The Tomatometer is below the range of what I expected, but unsurprising nonetheless. 2016 has not treated Fassbender well.

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Re: Assassin's Creed
« Reply #11 on: December 19, 2016, 06:22:49 pm »
The Tomatometer is below the range of what I expected, but unsurprising nonetheless. 2016 has not treated Fassbender well.

Please... he earned his money.  No actor who signs up to do Assassin's Creed did it because they thought it'd be a masterpiece.

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Re: Assassin's Creed
« Reply #12 on: December 19, 2016, 08:23:58 pm »
Please... he earned his money.  No actor who signs up to do Assassin's Creed did it because they thought it'd be a masterpiece.
He produced the film so obviously he had passion for it.

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Re: Assassin's Creed
« Reply #13 on: December 19, 2016, 08:24:35 pm »
16% on RT. Consensus: "Assassin's Creed is arguably better made (and certainly better cast) than most video game adaptations; unfortunately, the CGI-fueled end result still is still a joylessly overplotted slog."

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Re: Assassin's Creed
« Reply #14 on: December 19, 2016, 11:30:18 pm »
16%. *hangs head*. No more hope.

On another note, I am getting really sick and ficking tired of the inconsistency of the RT consensuses. Don't take the first three quarters of your consensus bar to talk about how the film is "better than most video game adaptations" if 84% of reviewers slandered it. Just trash it. Enough with the sugarcoating. They did the exact same thing with Prince of Persia and Warcraft.

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Re: Assassin's Creed
« Reply #15 on: December 20, 2016, 12:29:27 am »
16%. *hangs head*. No more hope.

On another note, I am getting really sick and ficking tired of the inconsistency of the RT consensuses. Don't take the first three quarters of your consensus bar to talk about how the film is "better than most video game adaptations" if 84% of reviewers slandered it. Just trash it. Enough with the sugarcoating. They did the exact same thing with Prince of Persia and Warcraft.

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Re: Assassin's Creed
« Reply #16 on: December 20, 2016, 04:34:14 am »
Interestingly, one of the few positive reviews came from IndieWire, who, besides their obvious acquaintance with us, are also notable for giving zeroes to Warcraft (and Ratchet & Clank, not that anyone cares), and set off a verifiable blizzard of fanboy rage. Wonder if it means this'll actually be significantly better, or if they were simply unwilling  to deal with AC fanboys as well. (Though since most of them now just whine about glitches and microtransactions, that's hardly a worthwhile concern.)

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Re: Assassin's Creed
« Reply #17 on: December 20, 2016, 01:25:55 pm »
Interestingly, one of the few positive reviews came from IndieWire, who, besides their obvious acquaintance with us, are also notable for giving zeroes to Warcraft (and Ratchet & Clank, not that anyone cares), and set off a verifiable blizzard of fanboy rage. Wonder if it means this'll actually be significantly better, or if they were simply unwilling  to deal with AC fanboys as well. (Though since most of them now just whine about glitches and microtransactions, that's hardly a worthwhile concern.)

Also, this:




David Ehrlich (who wrote the review for Assassin's Creed) is actually a really good critic.  I doubt he'd sanitize his opinions to deal with fanboys.  I think he just genuinely enjoyed the film.
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Re: Assassin's Creed
« Reply #18 on: December 21, 2016, 12:39:33 pm »
Someone is taking it seriously enough to spend much of the review complaining about its anti-Catholicism.

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Re: Assassin's Creed
« Reply #19 on: December 21, 2016, 02:01:13 pm »
Someone is taking it seriously enough to spend much of the review complaining about its anti-Catholicism.

Hey, do I get to whine about being persecuted now?

 

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