For a film with a $110 million production budget, a $13 million start for Snake Eyes will almost certainly put the toys back on the shelf, with little hope for a future G.I. Joe film or sequel.
While he is certainly no longer silent (or perpetually masked for that matter), Paramount ‘s “Knowing is Half the Battle” homage is sure to resonate with those who grew up watching the original cartoons with a bowl full of Frosted Flakes on a Saturday morning.
Even if you prefer the black-suited Snake Eyes’ patented visor, the action does seem to be plentiful in the new film by director Robert Schwentke.
Other characters in the G.I. Joe Classified Series Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins line include Storm Shadow, Scarlett, The Baroness, and a new character named Akiko.
This week we have a number of new stand-alone issues, a reprinted classic, and even a free comic!