The assassins of Assassin’s Creed have an assassin's creed that they recite repeatedly in Assassin’s Creed. (If that mere fact alone makes you smile, you’re in for a treat.) This creed involves the phrases like “nothing is true” and “everything is permitted” (the assassins are the good guys in this movie, by the way) and concludes with the declaration "We operate in the darkness to preserve the light."
There are three things you have to know in order to be a good Assassin: how to tell who your enemies are, how to throw a dagger, and how to jump off of things. In this new clip from Assassin’s Creed, Michael Fassbender’s Callum Lynch/Aguilar knows his enemy (it’s easy to tell when they’re aiming a crossbow at you), throws a ton of daggers with deadly accuracy, and takes one death-defying leap of faith.
A great many things happen in the new trailer for Justin Kurzel’s upcoming adaptation of the popular video game Assassin’s Creed. Great thespians Jeremy Irons and Charlotte Rampling have a staring contest while saying the words “the Apple of Eden” with a straight face. A giant robotic arm grabs Michael Fassbender and throws him into the past. There’s a burning at the stake and smoke bombs and a double-neck-stabbing and so much more, and yet this all pales in comparison to the magnificent sight of Michael Kenneth Williams saying “What now, pioneer?” to our hero. It’s like seeing the aurora borealis, or Niagara Falls, or the miracle of a new life beginning. It’s majestic, elemental even. Clearly, other things will happen in this movie, but in a way, is Assassin’s Creed not a documentary about the former Omar Little saying “What now, pioneer?”
In order to become an assassin, you have to train. Or, alternatively, you can have your mind uploaded to a machine that tosses it back in time into the body of your Templar-fighting ancestor. That works too. In the trailers for the upcoming Assassin’s Creed, we’ve watched Michael Fassbender’s Callum Lynch jump from roof to roof and leap off of very tall buildings, but before he gets there, he’s got to learn what the Animus is. Marion Cotillard offers him a much too short explanation in this new clip from the movie.
If you don’t play Assassin’s Creed, you might be a little confused as to what the upcoming movie is all about. We know from the trailers that Michael Fassbender plays Callum Lynch, who is a descendant of someone who lives during the Spanish Inquisition, and who is forced by Marion Cotillard to go back in time and relive his ancestor’s past as a gravity- and physics-defying assassin fighting against the Templar Knights. Now, with a new featurette, we’re able to delve deeper into the mythology of Assassin’s Creed to figure out exactly why these two groups are fighting.
Halloween is very nearly upon us, and there’s hardly any film more appropriate for the season than Robert Zemeckis’ upcoming Allied. Though it may be set for a release on November 23, the suspenseful account of intelligence officer Max Vatan (Brad Pitt), who’s forced to investigate rumors that his beloved wife Marianne Beausejour (Marion Cotillard) may be a Nazi spy, fully embodies the spirit of the ‘ween season. In her layers of deceptions and intrigue, Marianne wears a mask not unlike the rubbery monster-faces children don for trick-or-treating every year. That’s a valid connection, right? Yeah? Timely lede!
We learned earlier this year that ‘Assassin’s Creed’ would take place in the present more than the past, and the latest trailer gives a better look at that ratio.
“Deception is an art. Truth is a test. Is love a lie?”
The last teaser we saw for Brad Pitt’s espionage thriller Allied came at an oddly coincidental time, released online just hours after news hit of Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s divorce. It begged the question of just how much Allied‘s reception may or may not be affected by Pitt’s real life news. But either way, the latest trailer has enough twisty romance drama on screen to keep your attention.
Brangelina is no more, love is dead, and oh, by the way, here’s the first trailer for a new movie starring Brad Pitt. Paramount no doubt figured they might as well take advantage of his name trending on Twitter and release the trailer for Allied. Or the trailer release was scheduled for today all along, in which case it would be quite a coincidence.