Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

A Game of Life or Death through Ages

Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

A Game of Life or Death through Ages

Article excerpt

ASSASSIN'S Creed has the bones of a good movie, but they're labouring under a needlessly overwritten storyline.

The latest big screen adaptation of a popular video game franchise, the film follows inmate Callum Lynch (Michael Fassbender).

Saved from death row by Sofia (Marion Cotillard), a mysterious woman from the powerful Knights Templar organisation, the troubled criminal wakes up inside a sleek scientific/medical facility.

Through flashbacks to his traumatic childhood we learn Callum is the direct descendant of a master assassin, Aguilar, and that his mother died to keep his identity a secret.

This makes him valuable to the Templars, who are trying to track down the Apple of Eden - an ancient artifact hidden by Aguilar which apparently holds the key to humanity's free will.

To discover what happened to the apple in 15th century Spain, it's last known location, the Templars use a machine called the Animus to tap into Callum's DNA 'memory' to retrace Aguilar's steps. …

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