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Can Michael Fassbender guess why a KERIS has an odd shape? We quiz the cast of Assassin’s Creed

For those of you who follow us on Snapchat, you may have noticed a few weeks back our writer Hans was having a bit of fun in Sydney, Australia.

But the real reason he was there wasn’t just because the company thought he was an excellent employee who needed a break  😉  😉  😉 but it was mainly because our friends at 20th Century Fox brought him and a few others over there for a media screening of their latest movie, Assassin’s Creed!

But 20th Century Fox didn’t just send Hans all the way over there to watch the movie, no, because they actually sent him there to do something even cooler: Interview the director and some of the cast members of the movie INCLUDING Michael Fassbender!

And it was a lot of fun. Aside from being able to watch the movie before anyone else, Hans had an all expense paid trip to Sydney to interview some of Hollywood’s biggest stars, and even had wagyu beef for the first time  😛

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He’s also really bad at selfies, but notice the Sydney Opera House in the background. Just so you know we weren’t lying hahaha.

But the real fun was what actually happened during our interview where we managed to do some fun stuff with said Hollywood stars. Remember how this movie is about assassins? Well we brought along a little something which Malaysians used in combat long ago, and asked them to try it our for themselves….

Some of you who played the games may be wondering if there is a connection between the games and the movie. Well, the movie actually has it’s own story BUT in the same universe. Director Justin Kurzel also adds that Ubisoft (the company which created the games) was really keen on developing a whole new set of characters in a different timeline.

“It was really just about doing something kinda fresh and original from the game and offering up a kind of unique cinematic experience for the audience that are familiar with it, but also those who don’t know much about it.” – Justin Kurzel, director of Assassin’s Creed, in an interview with CILISOS

So yes, the movie is made for fans and not-yet-to-be fans of the series.

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So did the cast of Assassin’s Creed pass the keris test?

We actually got the idea to talk to them about a keris from a previous article, and in it, we actually explain that the keris is made up of 3 parts:

  • Blade (wilah)
  • Hilt (hulu)
  • Sheath (warangka)

Also when Marion mentioned that it was “snake-y”, she was actually on to something because the waves were said to symbolise a snake preparing to attack. And while some keris are actually straight, some of our readers pointed out that the curvey ones allow for more damage when pulling out a blade after stabbing.

Still, we’re quite surprised at how Michael and Justin actually used it correctly the first time. Also at how they both had no hesitations stabbing Hans, unlike Marion. Perhaps they really are master assassins after all.

But anyway, if you do want to see more no-hesitations stabbing, once again you can check out Assassin’s Creed, which is in Malaysian cinemas on the 22nd of December!  😀

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