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Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins (also known as Snake Eyes) is a 2021 American superhero film directed by Robert Schwentke from a screenplay written by Evan Spiliotopoulos, Joe Shrapnel, and Anna Waterhouse. Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins (also known as Snake Eyes) is a superhero film directed by Robert Schwentke from a screenplay written by Evan Spiliotopoulos, Joe Shrapnel The film, which is based on Hasbro’s G.I. Joe franchise, serves as an origin story for the title character, who was created by Larry Hama, as well as a reboot of the G.I. Joe film series, among other things. Snake Eyes is played by Henry Golding, and the film also features Andrew Koji, rsula Corberó, Samara Weaving, and Iko Uwais in support roles.
The project was first announced in May 2018, with Golding being cast in the title role in August 2019 and the rest of the cast joining in the following months to complete the ensemble. The first round of filming, which took place in Vancouver and Japan from October 2019 to February 2020, was followed by a second round of filming in March 2021.
Snake Eyes was released in theaters in the United States on July 23, 2021, thanks to the efforts of Paramount Pictures. A mixed bag of positive and negative reviews were received by critics, who criticized the writing, editing, and direction of the action sequences, while praising the performances and the overall production values. The film was a critical and financial failure at the box office, grossing only $35.2 million worldwide against a break-even point of $160–175 million.
Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins (also known as Snake Eyes) is a 2021 American superhero film directed by Robert Schwentke from a screenplay by Evan Spiliotopoulos, Joe Shrapnel, and Anna Waterhouse. Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins (also known as Snake Eyes) is a 2021 American superhero film directed by Robert Schwentke from a screenplay by Evan Sp The film, which is based on Hasbro’s G.I. Joe franchise, serves as an origin story for the title character, who was created by Larry Hama, as well as a reboot of the G.I. Joe film series, among other things. Snake Eyes is played by Henry Golding, and the film also features Andrew Koji, rsula Corberó, Samara Weaving, and Iko Uwais in support roles.
Snake Eyes is played by Henry Golding, who portrays a lone fighter with a mysterious past, known only as “Snake Eyes,” who is recruited into the clandestine Clan Arashikage organization.
 The events of the film depict the character’s life before he became the heroic masked agent of the G.I. Joe organization, as shown in the trailer. Snake Eyes is portrayed by Max Archibald as a young man.
The character of Thomas “Tommy” Arashikage/Storm Shadow is played by Andrew Koji, who portrays Snake Eyes’ friend and brother-in-arms, Thomas “Tommy” Arashikage/Storm Shadow, who will eventually become Snake Eyes’ archenemy.
The role of Baroness is played by rsula Corberó, who is an elite operative for Cobra, a terrorist organization, and is second only to Cobra Commander in importance.
Scarlett is played by Samara Weaving, who portrays a G.I. Joe agent and ally of the Arashikage clan.
Iko Uwais in the role of Hard Master: A formidable mentor of the Arashikage clan and the uncle of Tommy, Iko Uwais plays the role of Hard Master.
Haruka Abe portrays Akiko, the head of security for the Arashikage clan, who develops a strong bond with Snake Eyes.
Takehiro Hira portrays Kenta, Tommy’s cousin and a member of the Cobra organization who seeks to gain control of the Arashikage family.
In the role of Blind Master, Peter Mensah portrays a blind mentor of the Arashikage clan.
Sen is played by Eri Ishida, who is the leader of Clan Arashikage and the grandmother of Tommy.
Snake Eyes’ father is played by Steven Allerick.
Mr. Augustine is played by Samuel Finzi.
Mojo Rawley in the role of Bruiser the Streetfighter
Following the announcement that a spin-off film chronicling the origins of the character Snake Eyes would be the next installment of the G.I. Joe franchise in May 2018, it was revealed that the film would be released in 2019. At the end of December, producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura stated that Ray Park, who had previously played this character in the previous films, would not be reprising his role for the spin-off. The following month, Robert Schwentke was appointed as director.
Henry Golding was cast in the title role of the film in August of this year. Andrew Koji was then cast in the role of Storm Shadow, succeeding Lee Byung-hun, who had previously played the character in the previous films in the series.  Iko Uwais entered negotiations to join the film as Hard Master in September, and rsula Corberó was cast as Baroness in October. Uwais was confirmed in October, and the cast has since grown to include Haruka Abe, Samara Weaving, and Takehiro Hira. In December, it was announced that Steven Allerick would be joining the cast. Peter Mensah will play Blind Master in the upcoming film, according to Golding’s Instagram, who revealed that RZA would reprise his role as the character.
Filming began on October 15, 2019, in Vancouver, and was expected to last until December 9, according to the schedule. The production began filming in Japan on January 10, 2020, and finished on February 26, 2020. Reshoots for the film were completed in March 2021, according to Golding’s announcement.
Snake Eyes will be released in Dolby Cinema and IMAX theaters on July 23, 2021. It was originally scheduled to be released on March 27, 2020, but it was postponed to October 16, 2020, and then another week later to October 23, 2020, before finally being released on October 23, 2020.  As a result of nationwide theater closures in the United States in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the film was subsequently pulled from theaters on July 27, 2020, according to the studio. In the following months, Paramount rescheduled the film for October 22, 2021, before moving it up to July 23, 2021.
The film will be available for streaming on Paramount+ 45 days after it is released in theaters, according to the studio.
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To date, Snake Eyes has grossed $27.5 million in the United States and Canada and $7.7 million in other territories, for a total worldwide gross of $35.2 million. The film was released on August 15, 2021.
 Due to a production budget of at least $88 million, the film will need to gross between $160 and 175 million dollars in order to break even on its production costs.
Snake Eyes was released in theaters across the United States and Canada alongside Old and Joe Bell, and it was expected to gross around $15 million in its first weekend of release from 3,521 locations. The film grossed $5.5 million on its first day of release, including $1.4 million from Thursday night previews, according to the studio. It went on to gross $13.4 million in its opening weekend, placing it in second place at the box office behind Old.  While the film’s opening weekend performed in line with expectations, it was deemed disappointing given the film’s high production and promotional costs. The film’s poor performance was attributed to the ongoing flu epidemic, lukewarm critical reviews, and audiences being more selective about which films they saw in theaters than they would be in a normal marketplace. The film’s second weekend grossed $4 million, good for seventh place, but its third weekend grossed $1.6 million, good for eighth place, a 70 percent drop.
Response that is critical
On the review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes, the film has a 38 percent approval rating based on 116 reviews, with an average rating of 5.1/10. The film is currently playing in theaters. Despite being “far from silent and not particularly deadly,” the consensus of the site’s critics is that “Snake Eyes serves as a step up for the G.I. Joe franchise, thanks in no small part to Henry Golding’s performance as the title character.” According to Metacritic, which gives the film a weighted average score of 43 out of 100 based on the reviews of 31 critics, the film received “mixed or average” reception. CinemaScore’s polled audiences gave the film a grade ranging from A+ to F on a scale of A+ to F, while PostTrak reported that 69 percent of audience members gave it a positive rating, with 46 percent saying they would strongly recommend it.
According to Jesse Hassenger of The A.V. Club, “In comparison to Aquaman or a Wachowski project, Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins does not reach the giddy, earnest heights of the previous two films. It methodically sets up sequels, which, based on the Joes’ previous filmography, are expected to be recast and released around 2030 at the earliest. However, the dubiousness of its present-day achievement, the sheer ludicrousness of attempting to make the best G.I. Joe movie in 2021, is all part of the mind-boggling entertainment.” According to Variety’s Owen Gleiberman, the film “and wrote, “Snake Eyes… is a stylish and energetic film directed by Robert Schwentke… that features an intricate and compelling family plot that provides a satisfying amount of genuine drama.” The film is also a synthetic but infectiously skilled big-studio mashup of ninja films, wuxia films, yakuza films, and international revenge films, all of which are woven together in a seamless fashion.” Writing for the film magazine /Film, According to Hoai-Tran Bui, “the fight scenes are almost exclusively shot in close-up and shaky cam, and when they aren’t, they’re edited so much that Snake Eyes could have shredded the frames with his sword.” According to Bilge Ebiri of Vulture, the film received a negative review in which he criticized the action sequences, story, and dialogue, but he praised the film for its visuals and production values, writing “Snake Eyes’ action is instantly forgettable, despite the fact that the locations and costumes are occasionally amusing in their own right. Occasionally, you can detect director Robert Schwentke attempting to assert some visual imagination in his films. The Arashikage Clan’s compound, in particular, is a visual treat, with long takes and swooping camera movements that occasionally enchants. Alec Hammond’s production design, particularly in the rain-soaked, neon-drenched street fight, also gives me some early reason to be hopeful.”
The film received a negative review from Glen Kenny of The New York Times, who criticized the story. He penned a piece “The plot points listed above are accurate; however, the film “Snake Eyes,” or as it is referred to on posters, “Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins,” bears only a coincidental resemblance to an art film in terms of visual style. As a result, “for an ostensible action hero, Henry Golding in the title role spends a disproportionate amount of time standing around and looking tense,” according to the critics, “this would-be slam-bang blockbuster directed by Robert Schwentke certainly inspires woolgathering.” Aside from some dialogue humdingers like “For 600 years, our ninjas have brought peace and stability to Japan,” the mayhem is frantic but forgettable, and the possibly inadvertent goofiness ranges from a central-casting villainess who looks like she has a side gig as an oppressive dominant figure.” In a review for the New York Post, Johnny Oleksinki gave the film two stars out of four “Despite the fact that everything is leading up to Snake Eyes becoming an operative for the G.I. Joe organization, “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragonconnection ”’s to the main story is tenuous, as if the film ended with Michelle Yeoh becoming an Avenger. In and of themselves, the fights are occasionally entertaining, but they aren’t enough to lift this slog that is devoid of humor and entertainment.” As reported by Soren Andersen of The Seattle Times, the film received a 1.5-star rating out of four stars “Combat scenes, which feature swordplay and gunfire, are choppy edited and appear to be lacking in focus…………………………………………………. This feels like Schwentke is working from a checklist of expected action-movie clichés, and he rushes through each and every one of them.” Additionally, he wrote a critical review of Henry Golding’s performance “It is said that that guy [Snake Eyes] is a super ninja. A supple and limber physique Muscles that are hard and chiseled Unsolvable mystery Someone who prefers to be by themselves. The epitome of a bada$$. Golding, on the other hand, is neither of these things. His specialty was revealed to be a sexy smoothie on the hit show “Crazy Rich Asians.”. Simple to look at. Easy to get involved with. It was stated that Mr. Snake Eyes lacked “presence” and that his skill set did not match his personality and temperament.”
In May 2020, it was announced that a sequel to the film was in the works, with a script co-written by Shrapnel and Waterhouse, and Golding reprising his role as the titular character in the sequel. A joint venture production between Paramount Pictures, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, Entertainment One, and di Bonaventura Pictures will produce the film, with di Bonaventura serving as producer again.
In May 2018, it was announced that Golding would play the titular role in the film, which was cast in August 2019 and the remaining cast members joining in the following month. Reshoots took place in March 2021 after the initial filming took place in Vancouver and Japan from October 2019 to February 2020.
Snake Eyes is a Paramount Pictures film that will be released in theaters in the United States on July 23, 2021. A mixed bag of positive and negative reviews were received by critics, who criticized the writing, editing, and direction of the action sequences, while praising the actors’ performances and production values. After grossing $35.2 million worldwide against a break-even point of $160–175 million, the film was a critical and commercial failure at the box office.
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