Movie | New film based on popular video game centers on search for Biblical artifact, but it’s no Indiana Jones
by Bob Brown
Posted 12/22/16, 04:39 pm
The new movie Assassin’s Creed, based on the popular video game series, offers slim pickings in the hero department. On one side lurks evil corporate type Alan Rikkin (perennial cinematic bad guy Jeremy Irons). Alan heads Abstergo Industries and holds a high rank in the Knights Templar, a secret society. Opposing the Knights Templar are the Assassins, who “work in the darkness to serve the light,” according to their creed. But their work involves a good deal of stabbing and throat-cutting. Hypocritical scientists fit somewhere in between.