Watching this, my first reaction was: “Michael Fassbender, woo!” Followed by: “Hmm, this looks like a computer game...” But hey. Fassbender kicking ass. I’m in.
There’s not much here to get me excited – yet. The unmistakably videogamey action is competent, but there’s not much to lift this above generic action trailer territory.
The whole trailer looks like an extended cutscene from an early instalment of the game franchise. I’m hoping there’s a lot more going on to intellectually support the pretty visuals.
If anybody can dispel the videogame movie curse, it’s the team behind Macbeth. This looks grubby and fighty in the best way possible, like Braveheart meets The Matrix.