Last year’s Assassin’s Creed film from 20th Century Fox and Ubisoft was a curious little thing. It wasn’t entirely a bad movie, but it didn’t exactly light the spark that the game series is known for either.
The movie didn’t generate that big of a box office draw, and only a few fans voiced their pleasure with the film. Outside of that, it got a quick home video release, then went to HBO and, well, that’s pretty much about it.
Until now, anyway. The film’s main star, Michael Fassbender, has gone on record about why he isn’t particularly crazy about how the project went. It's strange to hear criticism from the protagonist himself, which is why this has made for some pretty hilarious headlines.
Speaking with MSN, Fassbender stated that he wasn't particularly fond of certain aspects of the film, and how it was directed. He said that if he were in charge of the production, he “would make it more entertaining. That’s really the main note.”
He also noted that the film was loaded with way too much talking, and not enough action – and a lot of fans are sure to agree with him on that front. “The feeling of the film, I think it took itself too seriously and I would get to the action a lot quicker,” he explained. “I think there’s three beginnings of the film, which is a mistake.”
And he’s not wrong. The film took quite some time to get started, and even when it got to where it needed to go, there was a lot of talking and not enough action. Plus, the way the film ended left quite a bit to be desired, especially with the way the main villain kinda just went…away. Oh, and don’t even get us started on that weird take on the Animus.
The movie did generate $240 million at the box office worldwide against a budget of $125 million, but that doesn’t quite show complete success for it. That said, Ubisoft is looking into other Assassin’s Creed films, but might “start from scratch” when it comes to nailing down the tone. Hey, guys, might we suggest casting Edward Kenway and hitting the high seas? Can’t go wrong there.
Meanwhile, if you’re up for another Assassin’s Creed adventure, Origins arrives on October 27th for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.