Snake Eyes film review: More like “G.I. No”

Earlier this year, I gave a tepid recommendation to Mortal Kombat's latest theatrical reboot. What I didn't know at the time was how quickly I'd feel nostalgic for its quality and pacing.

That's how I felt after Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins, which I went into with next to zero expectations. The trailers looked fun! Charm volcano Henry Golding (Crazy Rich Asians) as an action star sounded intriguing! And it couldn't be worse than the previous G.I. Joe movie, right? Right?

Sadly, Snake Eyes takes the uneven formula, momentum, writing, and acting of Mortal Kombat 2021 and turns down the expectations dial in every department imaginable. By the end, Snake Eyes dampens its own so-bad-it's-good potential, in case you hoped to at least laugh and cheer while watching your favorite childhood action figures.

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