Michael Fassbender thinks Assassin's Creed should have been 'more entertaining'

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Mar 26, 2021, 5:00 AM EDT (Updated)

Were you kind of “meh” on last year’s Assassin’s Creed movie? Judging by the film’s overall reception, many of you were. But don’t worry, you’re in good company, because it sounds like star and producer Michael Fassbender was kind of meh about the film, too.

Granted, that’s reading between the lines a bit from his comments below, in which he admits the movie "missed an opportunity there a little bit" – but boy does his facial expression and body language appear “meh.” And the rest of his words give us no indication to conclude otherwise.

For starters, as he tells Movie'n'co UK, he would make the film “more entertaining.” Aka, less meh.  

But wait, there’s more refreshing honesty where that “main note” came from. When questioned further about what went wrong, the two-time Oscar nominee didn’t hold back: “The feeling of the film, I think it took itself too seriously and I would get to the action a lot quicker. I think there’s three beginnings of the film, which is a mistake.”


The 2016 adaptation was based on Ubisoft’s huge-selling video game series, but even with a built-in audience, Fassbender, and big names like Marion Cotillard, Jeremy Irons, Brendan Gleeson, Charlotte Rampling, and Michael Kenneth Williams, Assassin's Creed fell short of expectations. It certainly didn’t fail at the box office – grossing 240.7 million worldwide against a $125-millon estimated budget – but it wasn’t exactly Star Wars either.

Still, a sequel isn’t necessarily out of the question, but apparently, beyond his constructive criticism, that’s out of Fassbender’s control. When asked about getting ready for Round 2, Fassbender said, “We’ll wait and see what Ubisoft are coming up with. But right now I don’t know.”

So that’s where that stands. What do you think, does Assassin’s Creed deserve another, "more entertaining" shot as a sequel? Let us know in the comments below!

(via IndieWire)