The GI Joe franchise has been moderately successful due to its over-the-top, Fast & Furious style action sequences but not over any great depth in the screenplay. This time, they seem to have forgotten this, delivering a half-baked product in this film which is the origin story of one of the most beloved characters of this franchise.
Henry Golding stars as the iconic Ninja warrior and we catch him right from his tragic childhood as he grows up on the streets after losing his dad. Andrew Koji is fantastic as his arch-nemesis and we see how they go from blood brothers to enemies.
With cliche twists and repetitive action sequences that fail to amaze you, Snake Eyes reduces to a tiring watch. That is all pinned together with poor character arcs and plot points. With the wide canvas of a fresh GI Joe origin story open to him, it is criminal that the makers of this film weren’t able to paint a better picture of the beloved series.
A big letdown, especially given how much of a fan following this character has. Not recommended!
K: Score: 47%
STW: 8/30, D: 7/25, C: 7/8, E: 2/5, PVD: 10/12, A: 7/10, S: 6/10