- Order "Assassin’s Creed" on Blu-ray, DVD, 3D or in 4K and receive a free copy of Assassin’s Creed Uprising #1 on Comixology Here's how (restrictions apply)
No enhanced packaging
Frequently bought together
Customers who viewed this item also viewed
Special offers and product promotions
Episodes-Bonus Features: English; Disc 1: Theatrical Feature 3D Blu-ray Disc 2: Theatrical Feature Blu-ray **Take the Pledge: Behind the Scenes of Assassin’s Creed — Five-Part Documentary **Conversations with Justin Kurzel **Deleted Scenes Conversation with Justin Kurzel & Christopher Tellefsen **Gallery and More! **Digital HD
Top customer reviews
Wow. The story concept was brilliant. Smart. Clever. Definitely not derivative. I could see where this fictional world would be quite entertaining to spend real time in.
The action sequences were well done. Yes, there is CGI, but a great deal of the action was real people doing real stunts. The Parkour sequences were very very good. The slack line jumps and transitions were great. And the "Leap of Faith" was heart-stopping, and incredibly beautiful.
The costuming was exquisite. Tiny tiny details, literally hours and hours of handwork that I needed to "pause" the movie to examine. And the costumes worked. I mean that they were functional, and allowed the actors and stunt people to move. The costumes were not merely good to look at. They worked like real athletic clothing, and still had very nice flow and drape.
I like the touch of post-processing, especially with the horses. Made them look just very slightly like horses in MMOGs. And better yet, the actors looked like they actually knew how to ride, and ride well. That was very satisfying. (I have horses. I hate movies where people obviously cannot ride. Pet peeve.)
Overall, I will watch it again. And probably again. Good story, good movie.
But, I tried it, and was so happily surprised. First of all; it is a very well made movie. Visually it is stunning. And I think that they have made some very solid design choices to make the premise visually work.
The story is very solid as well, and really feels like an Assassin's Creed installment. Even though some decisions were made to make it into a 2-hour story instead of a 50-hour game. So, yes, you do miss all the historical background that make you feel as if you were there making decisions during massive moments in history. But it still feels authentic.
A quick non-spoiler introduction to the story: as with the earlier games in the series; there is a present-day story and a historical story; and the main character from the story is being sent to relive the memories of his ancestor that was part of the group called the Assassin's by use of a machine called the Animus. And as in the games, the Abstergo Foundation, funded by the Templars, has built this Animus to search through these memories of the Assassin ancestors to find so-called Pieces of Eden; powerful artifacts that are left by the First Civilization (although in the movie this is left to the viewer to decide).
The historical story plays during the Spanish Inquisition near the city of Grenada. I am so glad that they have decided to use Spanish as the language during these scenes, without ever changing back to English. The settings are beautiful, and wisely filmed in a different color scheme as the rest of the movie.
The present day part of the story is where the story is going back to the earlier Assassin's Creed games; where the Animus is still a real contraption, and that Abstergo Industries did not yet use the entertainment industry to discover the pieces of Eden. The Animus machine in the movie is quite different than that of the earlier movies, and it is clear why; the original Animus from the games would be boring in the movie. Where this version is visually really nice for an action movie.
What I am very happy about is that they have taken the time to tell the story. There is a nice pace between action and backstory, and a lot of times to set up the mood. I also expected that the parcour elements of the games would play a much bigger part in the movie, but it kept it nicely balanced with other elements that are great in the game.
For a movie based on a game, this was really well done, well written and acted. But it lacks the depth the games have. Where one of the great part of the games is that you really feel part of the memories, that part lacks in the movie. This is not a negative to the film, but simply the lack of interactivity with the medium.
Another small negative is that although the story explains a lot, I think it is a little too difficult to get into the story for people who are not know with the concept of the Animus and the memories. It is being explained, but pretty late in the movie, while the game practically started with it right from the start.
So if you are an Assassin's Creed nut like I am, rent it, buy it, you will like it. If you are not known with the concept, I can still recommend it as an action movie with actually a good story and good acting - but you might need some time to pick up on the story.
I hear they are going ahead with a sequel, hopefully they take some of the reviews to heart and shape the script to be a bit more robust. I'll definitely go see it either way though if it as good as this one.
Most recent customer reviews
Set up an Amazon Giveaway
Customers who bought this item also bought
Look for similar items by category
- Movies & TV > Blu-ray
- Movies & TV > Blu-ray > Movies
- Movies & TV > Genre for Featured Categories > Action & Adventure
- Movies & TV > Movies
- Movies & TV > Studio Specials > 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment > Action > General
- Movies & TV > Studio Specials > 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment > All Fox Titles