Through Abstergo a company that creates a revolutionary technology that unlocks his genetic memories, Callum Lynch (Michael Fassbender) experiences the memories of his ancestor, Aguilar de Nerha (Aguilar Of Nerha), in 15th Century Spain. Callum discovers he is descended from a mysterious secret society, the Assassins and Templars, and amasses incredible knowledge and skills to take on the oppressive and powerful Templar organization in the present day. Written by
20th Century Fox
The film features a 125 foot drop that Michael Fassbender's character takes and it is not CGI, it's a real stunt man plunging the high and dangerous drop. Such a stunt hasn't been performed in 35 years. See more »
The practice of severing the ring finger for assassin initiates was discontinued by Altair, the master of the order, sometime after its reformation in 1195. This was referenced in the video game Assassin's Creed 2, occurring decades before the events in the movie, but Ubisoft has stated, that this and upcoming movies, are not a continuation of the video games, but an entire new story. So it's possible that in the time of Aguilar, it's still a common practice to severe the ring finger. See more »
There is a reason I don't pay attention to reviewers before seeing a movie; seems most of them have lost the ability to view a movie without preconceived notions. Too much over-analyzing. Very little of what is put out these days is in any way realistic. I'm not looking for realistic when I go see a movie; I'm looking for an escape from the daily grind. I'm not a gamer and decided to see the movie since I'm familiar with Michael Fassbender and I like his work. I chose to see the 3D version, which I rarely do, and am glad I did. It was a thoroughly enjoyable movie! Kudos to Damien Walters for the stunt work--great to watch.
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