For some reason, video game adaptations have never been very popular. I don't know why and I could never figure out why they never worked. I mean, for some games, storylines were all there. Given the right budget and the right people, I feel video game adaptation profits could be enormous. But they've never amounted to anything.
This could be the year of video game adaptations.
"Assassin's Creed" looks like they took the "just" out of "just another video game movie."
First of all, this cast is stacked. Not just because it features Michael Fassbender. But Marion Cotillard, Jeremy Irons and Dean Norris. Plus, the look at feel of the game is impressively adapted. I have played some "Assassin's Creed." This feels like that game.
I hope this turns out to be a home run. So Hollywood will start treating these kind of adaptations with more respect.