Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins (2021)

Robert Schwentke directs Henry Golding, Andrew Koji and Haruka Abe in this action spin-off for the popular Eighties toyline’s most iconic ninja character.

Actually starts out quite strong, even if beat for beat the scripts for this and the recent Mortal Kombat reboot are interchangeable. There’s some pretty lavish production design and the earlier action set pieces have a certain degree of generous OTT pizazz. Yet it grows increasingly unmemorable the more the franchise elements are introduced. I watched this with one eye on Golding being a potential new 007 contender but am sorry to report he is the dullest thing in any of his scenes. To be blown off the screen by one or two colourful supports is forgivable but for every single other character to be more attention grabbing and likeable suggest he will not have the chops to be Bond.

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