Snake Eyes is the beginning of an effort to reboot the G.I. Joe franchise in a way that is both profitable for the studios and enjoyable for fans. So what was Metro Goldwyn Mayer’s strategy for such an enterprise? Start the rebranding of this franchise by creating an origin story film for Snake Eyes, arguably the franchise’s most popular character. And who do you get to play the iconic character?
If you had told me a few months ago that Henry Golding, known mostly for his role as the desired love interest in romantic comedies like Crazy Rich Asians and Last Christmas, would be playing the character I would’ve been so disappointed. The big question is, did the casting work? I can honestly say, yes, yes it did.
Is Snake Eyes the best G.I. Joe movie ever made? I believe it is. I remember watching G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra a few years ago, starring Channing Tatum and Marlon Wayans, and while I gave the film an A for the effort it was pretty ridiculous. Especially considering that the CGI looked so bad at the time.Continue reading My Quick Review of ‘Snake Eyes’