Assassin’s Creed Hosted An Early Premiere For Fans, And The First Reactions Are In


With the weight of an entire video game franchise resting on its burly shoulders, Justin Kurzel’s live-action Assassin’s Creed movie is no stranger to heightened expectations.

Not only does the movie hold the chance to break the industry’s long-standing video game hoodoo, but long before Kurzel’s historical actioner began to coalesce, the director and his creatives were dreaming up ideas for sequels – sequels that could adopt Ubisoft’s approach to the core AC franchise and shift the action to new epochs in history. Such a flexible set-up can be traced back to the Animus, the flagship technology of Abstergo Industries that enables the host to tap into the genetic memories of their distant ancestors.

It’s a form of time travel, essentially, and though not everyone will be interested in the sci-fi sensibilities of Assassin’s Creed, according to the first wave of fan reactions, Justin Kurzel’s budding franchise-starter may just live up to those expectations after all.

In anticipation of next week’s release, Fox and New Regency hosted a special fan screening of Assassin’s Creed in New York City, and you’ll be able to get a small sample of the general consensus, below.

Assassin’s Creed will make the leap of faith into theaters on December 21. Stay tuned to We Got This Covered over the coming days when we’ll have our own review for you to peruse.