'Snake Eyes': Reviews Say It's "Just Entertaining Enough"
With so much buzz online today about the new DUNE trailer, and with people still hitting theaters for Black Widow and Space Jam 2, you may have forgotten that the new Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins slices up the big screen this weekend.
The film, which stars Henry Golding (Crazy Rich Asians) and directed by Robert Schwentke (RED), tells the origin of one of the most iconic characters of the 1980's, the silent, but beloved, Snake Eyes.
The film, which is the 3rd feature film in the new G.I. Joe franchise, hits theaters this weekend and is currently sitting at a 52% on Rotten Tomatoes. The film was originally set for a March 2020 release, but was moved to 2021 due to the COVID shutdown.
So, if you're like me and still on the fence about the new Snake Eyes standalone, here are some of the critic and viewer reactions from Twitter courtesy of an article from the folks over at COLLIDER.
Henry Golding is pretty great in SNAKE EYES but unfortunately all of the fight scenes look like this
#SnakeEyes is ... fine? Just entertaining enough, but often very flat and 90% of the action is over-edited and shot SUPER shaky cam style - so shaky I had a nearly impossible time appreciating the combat choreography. Full review coming soon ...
SNAKE EYES: G.I. JOE ORIGINS has non-stop action consisting of sword fights, motorcycle chases & giant snakes but all of it’s dull & unmemorable. With hasty storytelling & an unlikable protagonist, this latest attempt to revitalize the G.I. Joe series rolls the dice & fails again
#SnakeEyes is good. But man, having seen nearly all these actors do numerous action sequences in one take, the amount fo editing and shaky cam detracted from the ability I know they have. That said, it's damn we'll worth the watch and please give Henry Golding all the franchises.
#SnakeEyes was in some ways better than I anticipated but failed to live up to its promise. Henry Golding is solid & Andrew Koji steals it, but overuse of shaky cam & muddled editing sadly ruins fight sequences that should absolutely pop. Still, it's a very entertaining time.
So what do you think? Do these critical reactions sway your decision to see Snake Eyes on the big screen this weekend? Sound off in the comment section and let us know.
Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins hits theaters on July 23, 2021.