The New Assassin’s Creed Trailer Will Make You Wish Your Ancestors Did Something Cooler Than Subsistence Farm and Pray a Lot


In the new trailer for Assassin's Creed, based on Ubisoft's popular gaming franchise, Michael Fassbender gets into the technical nitty-gritty of reliving his ancestors' memories during the Spanish Inquisition. Fortunately for him, Fassbender's lineage is populated by amazing hit men skilled in martial arts and not, like yours, a bunch of boring nerds who grew rice or cassava or something and probably never even learned parkour. Even more so than in the first trailer, it looks like director Justin Kurzel has successfully translated an admittedly complicated reality to screen. If only your ancestors could see it, it would blow their minds. When they wanted entertainment, the whole village would gather 'round and stare at a potato.