I Know F*ck All About Assassin’s Creed, But I’m Pretty Sure Michael Fassbender Just Entered The Matrix

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The closest I claim I can make to video games is a) I played a mean game of Pac-Man and Tetris back in the day, b) my kids play video games a lot, and c) I like to watch the mister play Crash Bandicoot. So, don’t come in here and go all gamergate on me because I don’t know f*ck all about Assassin’s Creed. It looks to me like Michael Fassbender (who’s either dead or not) just entered the (olde tyme) Matrix, and Marion Cotillard is his Trinity, only in a less lovesick kind of way, which is probably better for everyone involved. 

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With that frame of reference in mind, I find Justin Kurzel’s (Macbeth, The Snowtown Murders) trailer pretty cool — well, except for Cotillard’s odd non-accent and not quite hitting a Carrie-Ann Moss level of bad-assery. Go ahead and have a look for yourself.

And, check out all the Matrixy-moves:

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I’m guessing Jeremy Irons is not Morpheus, and Michael K. Williams is Agent Smith, but I have no idea who’ll turn out to be Cypher. All I know is Fassie should probably watch his back.

Assassin’s Creed hits theaters December 21st.

Cindy Davis

Cindy Davis

Cindy Davis has been writing about the entertainment industry for ​over seven years, and is the ​Editor-in-Chief at Oohlo, where she muses over television, movies, and pop culture. Previous Senior News Editor at Pajiba, and published at BUST.

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  • HasenKlub

    I’m just here for the Fass.

  • As someone who has played some of the games, I’m here to say your confusion is pretty justified. It’s a plot that is the definition of “convoluted”. And your analogy re: the Matrix is not far off.

    It is weird that they have that giant arm letting Fassy actually jump around though; the games had the main character just sit in a special chair (just like the Matrix). I guess they are trying to make it more like a Oculus Rift type simulation, maybe trying to make it more different from the Matrix? Not necessarily bad, just…weird.

    And really brown.

    And part of me is a bit miffed they didn’t get Kristen Bell (she was in the first game as the Cotillard/Trinity).