Snake Eyes G.I. Joe Origins [Movie Review]

Snake Eyes G.I. Joe Origins [Movie Review] | A proud Sarawakian that I am, I have been waiting for Snake Eyes G.I. Joe Origin, like for, forever. And when it finally drops online, I watched it with anticipation. 

Was the movie worth the wait?

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SYNOPSIS

Snake Eyes G.I. Joe Origins (2021) Trivia

  • Starring: Henry Golding, Andrew Koji, Ursula Corbero, Samara Weaving, Haruka Abe, Takehiro Hira, Iko Uwais
  • Directed by: Robert Schwentke
  • Produced by: Brian Goldner, Erik Howsam, Lorenzo di Bonaventura
  • Production companies: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Skydance Media, Entertainment One, Di Bonaventura Pictures
  • Distributed by: Paramount Prictures
  • Release date: July 23, 2021
  • Running time: 121 minutes
  • Rating: PG-13 (for sequences of strong violence and brief string language)
  • Country: United States
  • Language: English
  • Tomatometer: 37%
  • Metascore: 43%
  • IMDb: 5.4/ 10
  • The movie is a reboot of the G.I. Joe property on film, and intended to be a part of a shared universe of features on Hasbro properties.
  • Andrew Koji hated the first two G.I. Joe films because the characters were too 'perfect'. He took on the character and he wanted he to be flawed as Storm Warrior is going through stuff.
  • Snake-Eyes is changed from a Caucasian character to a mixed race character as Henry is half English and Malaysian. 
  • The electric motorcycles in the movie are heavily modified Energica Eva Ribella.

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As a young boy, Snake Eyes witnessed his father murdered in front of his eyes. He grew up as a talented martial arts fighter, driven by his ambition to avenge his father's death and calls himself 'Snake Eyes' - a word he heard his father's murderer said. Snake Eyes is referring to a throw of two ones with a pair of dice.

Later he ws recruited by Kenta, a wealthy yakuza, who offers him the identity of the murderer in return for his services. 

One day, when he was asked to kill Tommy who betrayed Kenta's trust, he decided against the order and helped Tommy instead. 

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Tommy and Kenta are cousins and both are actually in line to become the head of the clan. Kenta decided to cut off his competition and tried to kill his cousin, to which he failed and banished from the clan.

The duo managed to outrun the yakuza gang. Tommy brings Snake Eyes home to Japan and asks his grandmother, Sen to accept Snake Eyes as a member of their clan, Arashikage clan. Sen agrees to initiate him only he succeeds in three trials to determine if he is worthy. Akiko, the clan's head security did not trust Snake Eyes and was against the idea.  When Snake Eyes shares his history, Akiko slowsly trust him.

Snake Eyes G.I. Joe Origins, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi, Thriller, Movie Review by Rawlins, Rawlins GLAM, Rawlins Lifestyle
Snake Eyes G.I. Joe Origins, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi, Thriller, Movie Review by Rawlins, Rawlins GLAM, Rawlins Lifestyle

In reality, Snake Eyes are two-timing Tommy as he is the spy for Kenta and his mission is to steal the clan's most sacred treasure, the 'Jewel of the Sun' which can give tremendous magical power to its wielder. In order to do that, he needs to gain Tommy and the clan's trust so that he could enter the dojo and steal the treasure from the dojo's ground.

As he was being trained to excel the trials, Snake Eyes finds himself increasingly torn between his close relationship with Tommy, his promise to Kenta and his desire to avenge his father's death. 

He excels the first two trials but the last trial will decide his life and death, literally.

Which will he choose, friend, promise or revenge?

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MY REVIEW

Plot: 3.5 / 5.0 Truth be told, I was a bit let down by the plot and the entire movie. At some points, it was too slow and at times, it was so fast that I lost focus on what's actually going on. 

And too many important and crucial characters to the movie were introduced hastily but seems disconnect to the movie.

Cast: 3. 3/ 5.0 I know these actors can act, but there are times that I think they are trying too hard that it came up in organic.

Will I watch it again: I probably would, after I watch the first two just to compare and try to connect the dots, if there's any.

The pictures are taken from multiple sources on the Internet. Thank you.

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6 Comments

  1. Tengok Henry Golding dah mula berlakon dalam filem aksi dari koleksi G.I Joe. Rasa bangga pula kan. Tapi jalan cerita ni slow sangat la. Macam dah boleh expect apa berlaku. Maybe sebab Part 1 sebelum dia bisu. Tak sabar nak tengok Part 2.

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  2. cerita ni mmg slow..ramai yg komen.. tapi henry dia jarang berlakon genre mcm ni..mcm tak sesuai jer hehehehe

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  3. Baru nak excited sebab ada Henry Goldings tapi bila tengok rating rendah terus tak semangat. Iza memang tak boleh kalau cerita slow ni memang jawabnya tido la sambil tengok.

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  4. Nak try layan lah...star nampak sikit tapi kadang semua tu subjektif. Kena layan sendiri baru tau macamana.

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  5. Oiii kalau ada ular-ular ni adoii seramnya i nak tengokk.. takuttt.. ke hanya mata ajeee.. ular takde Rawlins? Hahahaha

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  6. Wow.....jealous nyer I you dah tengok Snake Eyes. You tengok dekat streaming mane bro? I pun nak tengok juga.

    Most critiques says that lako Henry Golding memang mantop dlm filem nie. I'm proud of him. He really work hard and committed to his craft. Yo, go Henry!

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