Assassin’s Creed Movie Delivered Death Blow By Reviewers
The Assassin’s Creed Movie is out tomorrow but already reviews have started hitting the internet and print publications. The action adventure film based on the video game franchise of the same name starring Michael Fassbender is receiving mostly negative reviews from critics. In fact, it is absolutely getting annihilated.
On review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the film has an approval rating of 27%, based on 45 reviews, with an average rating of 4.3/10. The site’s critical consensus reads, “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.”
On Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating, the film has a score 37 out of 100, based on 24 critics, indicating “generally unfavorable reviews”.
The Verge scores the movie the highest score with a 68 out of 100. They say: “Assassin’s Creed’s creators have the courage to always take themselves seriously, even when they’re working with material that sounds fundamentally silly. There’s no great leap of faith in Assassin’s Creed, but a surprising amount of the time, it at least finds steady footing.”
The New York Post dished out one of the lower scores with a horrendous 25 out of 100. They say: “As might be obvious, I’m not a gamer, so perhaps all of this will be thrilling for fans who’ve played it. The rest of us, I imagine, may come out of this film invigorated with a creed of our own: Avoid movies based on video games.”
Variety is certainly one of the more trusted critics in the industry and they threw down a 40 out of 100. They reported the following: “In Assassin’s Creed, Michael Fassbender is like the ultimate special effect. Just by showing up, he confers respectability on two hours of semi-coherent overly art-directed video-game sludge.”
So there you have it, the critics cannot stand the movie. Are you going to see it? Does this change your opinion? Tell us in the comments below.
Stay tuned for our review later this week when COG’s movie critic, Doug, checks out Assassin’s Creed.