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Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins

5.32 h 1 min2021X-Ray12
Henry Golding stars as Snake Eyes, a tenacious loner who is welcomed into an ancient Japanese clan called the Arashikage after saving the life of their heir apparent. But, when secrets from his past are revealed, Snake Eyes' honor will be tested.
Robert Schwentke
Henry GoldingAndrew KojiHaruka Abe
English [CC]
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Brian GoldnerErik HowsamLorenzo Di BonaventuraDavid EllisonDana GoldbergDon GrangerJeff GWaxmanGreg Mooradian
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3.7 out of 5 stars

2524 global ratings

  1. 39% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 23% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 20% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 10% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 8% of reviews have 1 stars
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JasonReviewed in the United Kingdom on 16 December 2021
1.0 out of 5 stars
No wonder is was cheap to rent
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even at 99p rental you die of boredom before the first hour Should have listened to previous reviews and watched paint dry or something else for 30 minutes (the time I turned it off at) instead.
10 people found this helpful
A HarveyReviewed in the United Kingdom on 26 February 2022
2.0 out of 5 stars
The trailer was way better than the film
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After seeing the trailer, I imagined this to be John Wick like. Sadly no. The best parts are within the brief highlight reel to advertise the film. I was fortunate enough to rent it for £1.99 as part of an offer. If you do want to watch it, I'd advise to wait until it's available at no extra cost on a streaming platform.

Some of the actions scenes are good. But they are very far apart and surpassed by many other movies.

The characters, I felt largely indifferent. There wasn't enough depth to them.
5 people found this helpful
Vasily PughReviewed in the United Kingdom on 25 April 2022
3.0 out of 5 stars
Better than expected
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I wasn't expecting anything great and yet I found it entertaining. The super-charming Henry Golding is slightly miscast as the main character (he can't really do the whole brooding thing properly) but the rest of the cast is solid, photogenic and effective in their roles. The action is good though if, like me, you like Asian cinema, it's never going to leave that much of an impression (the appearance of Iko Uwais in the film is a little reminder of this). I'd much rather watch this again while someone is plunging an ice-pick into my cranium than sit through 'The Batman' again - at least this knows it is simple, straight-forward entertainment and doesn't have delusions of grandeur.
3 people found this helpful
georgeReviewed in the United Kingdom on 16 December 2021
1.0 out of 5 stars
Pity about Snake Eyes
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In my opinion, totally mis- cast except for Harry Golding. The Baroness should have been far more strident considering she was the leader of a cult. The entire film was so boring that I skipped through some of it.
4 people found this helpful
EdReviewed in the United Kingdom on 10 December 2021
2.0 out of 5 stars
Not the original (comic) origin story!
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Ok film with ok acting, at least by some of the actors, great effects and fight scenes.

However, as I grew up with G.I.Joe (Action Force International Heroes), A story of Snake-Eyes ' life, between the death of his master and his joining G.I.Joe, is what I had hoped for, so this was a huge disappointment.
4 people found this helpful
MishoReviewed in the United Kingdom on 10 November 2021
2.0 out of 5 stars
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Snake Eyes is such an amazing character which this movie did not do justice to.

The fighting skills of snake eyes are never consistent. The connection with GI JOE and COBRA was rubbish.

Good actors rubbish script!!!
3 people found this helpful
DjReviewed in the United Kingdom on 13 January 2022
3.0 out of 5 stars
Better then the other G.i Joe movies
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A much better film then the previous G.I Joe films , actually has some depth to the characters.
Downside if you have watched those movies it changes the origin story shown in those films so does take abit of getting used too.
It's not the best film in the world plenty of action though and an easy watch.
One person found this helpful
raeReviewed in the United Kingdom on 01 May 2022
1.0 out of 5 stars
One for the kiddies
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If you are hoping for a film even for the young adults then you will be disappointed. In fact save yourself the time and avoid. Poor storyline, poor characters and a hopeless hero. All in all just a steampunk'd effort to recreate the retro 70's Kung Fu classics. Please spare us a sequel, Oh that was supposed to be a prequel!
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