Everyone knows that if you want to feel like a sophisticated film fan, all you have to do is put down the popcorn and load up something in a foreign language instead. If you have to endure the indignity of reading subtitles, then surely you must be an intellectual.
Sadly though, if we're honest with ourselves, we'd all much rather than be watching 8 Fast 8 Furious than hearing foreigners explore their feelings without throwing a single punch.
And this is why we're delighted by the news that the forthcoming Assassin's Creed movie was shot so that scenes set during the Spanish Inquisition have dialogue in Spanish. Thus, immediately transforming what we expect will be some top-notch popcorn fodder into something that might be discussed on Radio 4.
The news was first reported by our pals at GamesRadar, who quotes director Justin Kurzel explaining the decision by saying that “We did play around with English as well, but it was really obvious what you wanted as soon as you went back and started speaking beautiful Spanish. It really adds an exoticness and richness to the film.”
In a bumper crop of AC gossip, GamesRadar has also revealed that the slightly more lively Animus claw that star Michael Fassbender uses in the film might makes its way back to the videogame series - and that Fassbender and Kurzel are already mulling sequel ideas.
The film is due to hit cinemas on January 1st.