Snake Eyes

Having lost his father to the hands of men who do evil, Snake Eyes (Henry Golding), is a self made mercenary and non-joiner. But, when the opportunity to settle the score with his father’s killer comes to him from the Japanese Yakuza, morals and principals become debatable, before long Snake eyes is entangled with the Arashikage clan but to what or who’s agenda?Snake Eyes Directed by Robert Schwentke with Screenplay by Evan Spiliotopoulos, Joe Shrapnel, and Anna Waterhouse, this origins tale ambitiously takes on one of the most beloved G.I. Joe characters to add richer backstory than the original “Joe Command Files” originally packaged with the Hasbro collectible toys; which it does, sort of, but at the cost of one might consider “quality character development” and half baked plotting. Un-inspired gambit chases and Macguffin treatment, followed by untenable handheld action cinematography makes this potentially powerhouse monster instead fall flat. No question fans of the franchise will find some love for this, but, those with a critical eye are likely to come up with fewer positives and NO swivel arm battle grip. Maybe a rental later. Snake Eyes is rated PG-13.