Through a revolutionary technology that unlocks his genetic memories, Callum Lynch experiences the adventures of his ancestor, Aguilar, in 15th Century Spain. Callum discovers he is descended from a mysterious secret society, the Assassins, and amasses incredible knowledge and skills to take on the oppressive and powerful Templar organization in the present day.- WWW
Justin Kurzel ... (directed by)
Michael Lesslie ... (screenplay) and
Adam Cooper ... (screenplay) &
Bill Collage ... (screenplay)
Patrick Désilets ... (based on the video game series created by) (uncredited) &
Corey May ... (based on the video game series created by) (uncredited) &
Jade Raymond ... (based on the video game series created by) (uncredited)
The story gives me the chills(or was it the very cold "wind" produced by the 4Dx? LOL) and Michael Fassbender's acting as Cal Lynch was very believable.
Marion Cotillard's depiction of the beautiful and smart Sofia is very admirable, and Jeremy Irons, as her father, was convincing as well.
Jina Jay chose the actors well and Charlotte Rampling's portrayal of Her Excellency, Ellen Kay, was effortless.
This movie, based on a video game, would surely have a sequel and I am crossing my fingers that it would be better and bolder. They say they might not push through with it because of the result of the tills, but let's wait and see.
In a nutshell: This movie had a good purpose, but it didn't quite deliver it. There was nothing wrong with the actors. They did their parts quite well. The story was just playing with our emotions. The trailer was more interesting than the movie itself. Dad couldn't connect the characters(but probably because he was a bit sleepy) and believes that the powerhouse cast could have been given a better script.
I guessed "it" right(no spoilers here) and if you are out and you've seen everything, but want to watch something at the Cineplex and this is the only one you haven't seen, even with the play of emotions...wait, who am I kidding? Myself?
Remember the Collateral Beauty? Huh?
I said if I have nothing good to say, I won't even write about "it", so that means I found something worth writing about.
Oh, I really love the cast and how they acted.
I have seen better movies with almost the exact same theme, but I don't agree with those who called this horrifyingly yucky. They are defintely exaggerating.
There are many endearing scenes. There are action scenes and scenes that would give you the Heebie-jeebies or scare the hell out of you. There are scenes that would make you angry and sad, but there are scenes that would give you a light feeling too.
For reviews, just "Google" them ;-)
VINCE & KATH & JAMES
Bestie and I had an idea that this is one of the modern day versions of Cyrano de Bergerac, that it has no dull moment and that it brought out the best in Joshua Garcia and Julia Barretto.
We had no idea what else "it offered". Maybe emotional baggage and other stuff like that, but more or less, it sounded like an old Regal Films movie made for teens or coming of age films. From the feedback of those who have watched it ahead of us, there's no dead air(same as no dull moment, I know), and you know what? When we watched it, we agreed with them.
Alright, the story is nothing new, but Julia was able to potray Kath with ease, allure and conviction. She probably believed that she's Kath and that's why she was able to be a very real person people could relate to.
Ronnie Alonte's role here is far from his role as that secluded place's "savior", Miguel. Here he plays the jock with the very amazing smile(sorry, but your muscles weren't enough "here"...no worries, you were still able to play your role well...you are a young "crushable" man). He was indeed James.
Joshua Garcia is getting better and better. In Barcelona he was already very noticeable. Here, he is funny, annoying et cetera, but he also pulled some heartstrings.
Congratulations to the ENTIRE cast and crew!
Oh, and love the way they did the credits(something similar has been done before, but it was greatly executed).
The songs that made a mark in my heart: