Assassin’s Creed movie trailer reactions

The VG News Wire staff react to the latest Assassin’s Creed movie trailer

I want to say, right off the bat, that I’m not the biggest Assassin’s Creed fan. My favorite title in the series is Assassin’s Creed 3, which actually, happens to be my last experience with the franchise.

Since the reveal of the movie trailer, however, I may want to dip my toes into the series once again.


Although I didn’t exactly like the music that was played during the trailer, which you can check out here, I was a fan of what was involved.

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What was involved was tons of action, arrows, and ass-kicking, which is always good. I really loved the costume design that seemed to stick fairly-close to what is represented in the video games, and that swan-dive, though.

After watching the trailer three times in a row, I can definitively say that I am interested in the movie, but not exactly sure if I intend to see it on launch day. Should another trailer pop-up some time before release, maybe that will move the dial a bit more for me, but for now, I’ll reserve judgement until then. – Peter Lopez

There’s no movie I have been looking forward to in 2016 more than Assassin’s Creed. There’s a lot I like about this trailer but I do have some reservations.

The action looks great. The historical scenes feel like Assassin’s Creed, and that’s one of the most important aspects the movie needs to nail. We see some parkour, and that leap of faith at the end is really fun, but I wonder if they’re going to actually try to use hay bales as a landing in the movie.


The music selection for this trailer is awful, anachronistic, and doesn’t fit the brand at all. I don’t understand why anybody from Ubisoft would have signed off on it. If this is an indication of what the soundtrack of the movie will be like, I’m very worried. I don’t at all like what they’ve appeared to have done with the Animus. I’m sure some movie suit said simply attaching yourself into a machine and jumping into another “world” would look to much like The Matrix, but I don’t think turning it into a giant VR theme park 4d simulator is the right call. And why are they giving the guy a pair of hidden blades when he is getting strapped into the Animus?

Plot wise you get pretty much the whole story. Not that anybody familiar with Assassin’s Creed was likely to be surprised by it, but the narrative looks to be largely following the blueprint of the first game. Man held hostage by Templars trying to use his past for their gain, and he’ll eventually fight back. We see glimpses of all of that in the trailer, but no actual mention of Templars other than knowing Abstergo is operated by them. I think the basic story is a good one to play with and as long as this movie ends up being good I hope it is successful and allows sequels to be made that hop all around history. – David Quigley

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