Snake Eyes Review

Snake Eyes is a G.I. Joe spinoff film following the fan-favorite character's origin story.

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What Snake Eyes does so well is that it dares to not make our heroes flawless characters. Snake is a man with a wicked agenda, and he’ll try to do whatever he can to achieve his goals.

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SNAKE EYES

Snake Eyes & Storm Shadow

There’s a little bit of King Lear and Macbeth in this, and Snake Eyes is your typical Shakespearean tragic hero. For this reason, Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow are given much more depth than what we’ve seen before in a cinematic landscape.

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Betrayal

The problem lies with the constant betrayals that occur during the film. Betrayal is a central theme of the movie, and screenwriters Evan Spiliotopoulos, Joe Shrapnel, and Anna Waterhouse turn that theme up to 11. Snake betrays his code so many times in this that you can’t help but think to yourself, “there he goes again.”

Also, a fantastical fantasy element is added to the movie that completely rips you away from this down-to-earth environment. 

Fantasy Element

FANTASY

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Expect to see many good action scenes ruined by a lot of shaky camera work.

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SHAKY CAM

SHAKY CAM

Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins gives depth to one of the most popular characters in the Joes roster. Sadly, the movie also features a highly convoluted plot that otherwise brings down this entertaining flick.

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