Film: Cinema kills the video game star

It takes a very long time for Kurzel to trudge through the muddy gobbledegook that makes up his story

8th January, 2017
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Michael Fassbender in Assassin’s Creed

‘Adapted from a video game.’ Words to send a chill down the spines of the most hardened cinemagoers, even those devoted to their consoles and joysticks and inured against hope by decades of disappointment. From 1993’s Super Mario Brothers to last year’s Warcraft, the history of transforming perfectly decent video games into dreadful films is littered with expensive disasters.

And now, with Assassin’s Creed, there’s another one. Australian director Justin...

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