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    Movie Review: “Assassin’s Creed” at Sayville Cinemas
    January 4, 2017 7:08 pm  
    Movie Review: “Assassin’s Creed” at Sayville Cinemas

    New Years Day was a test of speed viewing of three films: “Creed,” “Passengers” and “Rogue One.”

    “Creed” was the best of the three. Couldn’t take “Rogue.” I walked out. Don’t be concerned, my absence was not felt, the theatre was packed. Now “Creed” had Fassbender stripped to the waist through most of the movie.  So, when I couldn’t get the drift of this fantasy-battle-movie I could watch Michael’s well toned upper body bounce, swing, climb, jump all over the screen.  By the way, the story was about going into your DNA and bringing back your ancestors for better or worse.

    The value I put in the film was the cast: Mariane Cotillard, Jeremy Irons, Brendan Gleeson to name a few. I eventually found my footing grasping the mixture of technology and mythology.  I also was caught up in the cinema photography, I loved the sepia tones. The action sequences were superb. When a screenplay has it’s source in a video game and experimental research don’t try to use your brain just go with the flow. It worked for me. As I have mentioned in the past, I stay for the screen credits to find the film locations which are listed LAST. This time out I viewed the scroll for close to 15 minutes. The post script said that 15 thousand people were employed making this movie. Yes, I know, I just read every name/occupation of all 15 thousand. I was wondering if I missed the individual that replaces the toilet paper rolls…just joking.

    by Joan Lengyel

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