Assassin’s Creed, great action, character development…not so much.

                                                          When it was announced that there would be an upcoming Assassin’s Creed movie coming out I was really excited to see what they would do with it. After all I had played a few of the games and was familiar with some of the lore. I also know that a lot of viewers who never played any of the games would not be so familiar and therefore 20th Century Fox would have to make an effort to bring folks up to speed which unfortunately was not done. Movie goers in this case are treated as if they are already in the know which hurts this film. For those of you who aren’t familiar the basic premise is that there is an ancient brotherhood of assassins who have been at war with the Templars over various relics that if found could lead to taking away free will from society. The Templars try to get these relics and through assassination the brotherhood tries to safeguard them. Sounds simple right?             Here’s where things may get a little confusing if you haven’t went through the adventures with Ezio or Captain Kenway from the game series. Time periods are kind of fluid in the game as well as the movie in that the protagonists for both are descendants of people from the past who were a part of the brotherhood of assassins with a strict code they believed in...

Is less more when it comes to certain characters?

                    Everyone was in an uproar when Vader wrecked shop at the end of Rogue One myself included! I reviewed the film and left thinking what an awesome movie featuring just Darth Vader after order 66 would make. Two hours of Jedi hunting mayhem sounds like a good thing to me. After posting my review  I looked at other reviews online and most people were excited about the small doses of Vader we’ve been given but ultimately felt a feature film would be a disservice to both fans and the character. That surprised me. Then I thought of one of my own characters Malice who is used sparingly throughout my book, and it is meant to add some punch to the story but he’s definitely not featured. When he enters a scene it adds more weight to it which would not have the same effect if readers are used to seeing him all the time. Another character similarly used in the Star Wars universe is Darth Maul. Side note there is a novel featuring him which is no longer canon called Darth Maul Shadowhunter which I loved, but for the most part I am talking about the use of that character in Phantom Menace which I know many fans hated because of Jar Jar. Boba Fett would be another great example and he is rumored to be getting feature film as well.             Fett has I believe one speaking line in the original trilogy and those who unashamedly read most of the EU before it was relegated...