I’m certain that I wasn’t the only one impatiently sitting up last night, waiting for the new Assassin’s Creed trailer to drop. I may have been the only one listening to AC2’s soundtrack in preparation, but that’s besides the point.
I’ve always been one that’s been somewhat indifferent towards video game movies; especially since so many have been poorly executed in the past. Since Assassin’s Creed is one of my all-time favorite franchises, it was hard not to have high expectations for this movie. I mean, freaking Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard were casted, so it has to be relatively decent, right? Regardless of the fact, I strived to keep my expectations low so that I wouldn’t become disappointed in any way.
Even though I do love this franchise, I tried my very best to develop an un-biased opinion on this trailer. That being said, I was honestly blown away. Since it’s premiere, I have watched this trailer a disgusting amount of times. From doing so, I’ve been able to appreciate/dissect various aspects.
The trailer is extremely fast-paced, and action-packed, as to be expected. On the other hand, I felt as if it was simplified enough so that those unfamiliar with Assassin’s Creed could still follow along.
One of the initial things that caught my eye was how dark they portrayed the series to be. Now, when you think about it, the Assassin’s Creed storyline is relatively dark, but when you’re parkour-ing everything in the games, you tend to forget because of how much freaking fun you’re having. I loved the dramatic approach that was taken for this trailer, and Marion Cotillard’s voice is nothing short of chilling.
Seeing the Animus logo on the screen had me literally jumping out of my seat with excitement, but given the context in the trailer, I actually felt a bit scared. Fassbender’s expression to this machine explains it all.
The way a mere trailer was able to elicit such a vast variety of emotions from me was awesome.
And how could I not fangirl when Fassbender quoted the most memorable Assassin’s Creed line ever?
“We work in the dark to serve the light. We are assassins.”
Check out the trailer below:
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