Probably the most entertaining of the G.I. Joe films. G.I. Joe holds a place of nostalgia in the hearts of people of a certain age. They grew up with the character and feel protective towards him. The plastic figurines and cartoons were both really popular for a spell. Most of what has come before in regards to film editions has been rather poor. So not surprising that fans of G.I. Joe have been dubious about films, to say the least. But here comes Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins to change their minds.
This film provides the back story to the Snake Eyes (played by Henry Golding) character. If you are not familiar with the G.I. Joe series you might have some quick catching up to do to follow all that is happening here. Once caught up, you will be able to revel in the non-stop action of the film directed by Robert Schwentke.
Many will be harsh towards the film. Not really understanding what is being attempted here. Saying that the action scenes are too unbelievable. Schwentke is not going for realism here. It is a bringing to life of a cartoon. Basically a live action cartoon. So yes, the over the top action is there. It is straight up action with the slightest of stories. But sometimes that is exactly what you are looking for. A film which will have your adrenaline pulsing.
Action is incredible at times here. Martial arts-style fight scenes that are filmed from interesting camera angles.
Where it did lose me a little was in length. Too long. Two hours was at least twenty minutes too long.
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