The marketing campaign for Assassin’s Creed has been a rather strange one as it clashed together a futuristic and medieval time period with modern day hip-hop. The final trailer for the film finally featured appropriate music but up until now the actual score for the film has remained a mystery. In a clip released by 20th Century Fox which unveils an intense chase scene ending with the video game franchise’s signature leap of faith, we get a taste of the which delivers an eastern sound provided by composer Jed Kurzel (Macbeth, The Babadook). The verdict? For a chase scene that ends with something so important for the game, the music is completely underwhelming.
Another clip also gives a look into the drama of the film featuring Michael Fassbender acting opposite Michael K. Williams. Obviously, both clips are out of context but the clips don’t do much to help sell the film to a nerd like myself or general audiences either. The more I see from the film, the less I feel the need to go see this film, especially when another Star Wars film is playing at the theater.
Assassin’s Creed hits theaters December 21st.
The film stars Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Jeremy Irons, Brendan Gleeson and Michael K. Williams. Written by Michael Lesslie, Adam Cooper, and Bill Collage. Directed by Justin Kurzel
Through a revolutionary technology that unlocks his genetic memories, Callum Lynch (Michael Fassbender) 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.
SOURCE: 20th CENTURY FOX