Having just recently completed the Rocky/Creed franchise one thing is sure: this is hands down one of the greatest, most solid franchises ever made. Yes, there are some films that are better than others but overall, every movie moves the story forward in some way. I’m happy to report that Creed III is no exception.
From the film’s opening scene, Creed III lets you know you’re in for a ride. And once the story ramps up, the momentum never eases, building to an emotionally heavy climax that concludes in near-perfect fashion.
Snake Eyes is the beginning of an effort to reboot the G.I. Joe franchise in a way that is both profitable for the studios and enjoyable for fans. So what was Metro Goldwyn Mayer’s strategy for such an enterprise? Start the rebranding of this franchise by creating an origin story film forSnake Eyes, arguably the franchise’s most popular character. And who do you get to play the iconic character?
If you had told me a few months ago that Henry Golding, known mostly for his role as the desired love interest in romantic comedies like Crazy Rich Asians and Last Christmas, would be playing the character I would’ve been so disappointed. The big question is, did the casting work? I can honestly say, yes, yes it did.
Is Snake Eyes the best G.I. Joe movie ever made? I believe it is. I remember watching G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra a few years ago, starring Channing Tatum and Marlon Wayans, and while I gave the film an A for the effort it was pretty ridiculous. Especially considering that the CGI looked so bad at the time.