Release Date: 12 April 2017
Format: DVD Blu-ray
Starring: Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Jeremy Irons
This lavish, big budget adaptation of Ubisoft’s best-selling video game franchise was assassinated by critics during its cinema run. However, viewers should take a leap of faith and trust us – Australian director Justin Kurzel (Snowtown, Macbeth) has done for video game movies what Christopher Nolan did for Batman comics, delivering a dark and dazzling fantasy-adventure grounded in the real world. Michael Fassbender plays a death row inmate who mind-melds with his 15th century Assassin ancestor using a device called the Animus – his mission being to retrieve a powerful artifact before the Knights Templar can use it to eliminate free will. Like a Dan Brown thriller packed with parkour, Assassin’s Creed is a rare breed – a smart and sophisticated video game adaptation that’s destined to find an appreciative audience on DVD and Blu-ray.