The Worst ‘Assassin’s Creed’ Reviews: Critics Are Raving!
Have you ever seen those movie ads on TV filled with gushing quotes from critics and thought to yourself, “I saw that movie; it was terrible. Where did they find these positive reviews?” If you have, you’re not alone — and you’re going to love ScreenCrush’s newest series, Critics Are Raving, which balances the cinematic scales with trailers full of slightly more accurate (and slightly more negative) lines from reviews. Real critics. Real quotes. Really bad movies. That’s what’s Critics Are Raving is all about.
On our sixth episode: A massively popular video game franchise comes to the big screen. And, like so many massively popular video game franchises before it, the results are a disaster, at least according to the critics. Assassin’s Creed’s 17 percent on Rotten Tomatoes places it amongst 2016’s worst reviewed blockbusters (and given the year’s overall output that’s really saying something). It’s made almost $150 million worldwide, which isn’t terrible. But when your source material has sold 80 million copies worldwide, it’s not great, either. The movie had a few defenders (including ScreenCrush’s own Matt Singer), but not nearly enough to prevent it from becoming the subject of our latest Critics Are Raving trailer.
This is our sixth Critics Are Raving trailer, but there are more on the way — if you’ve got a movie you’d like to see featured, let us know in the comments section below or send us a tweet or Facebook message. In the meantime, check out some past Critics Are Raving trailers. You will be raving about them when you’re finished.