Snake Eyes: A Review

Alexa Di Palermo

On Sunday, I decided to try something new and go see the newly released “Snake Eyes” movie. I don’t know much about G.I. Joe, but I figured I would give it a try. I got some popcorn, sat back, and relaxed in Hunt Union’s movie theatre! This is not something I would normally choose to watch, so it was a very new and interesting thing for me! 

The movie from the start was really confusing from the first second, maybe because I have no prior knowledge about it, but it was hard for me to follow. It was a typical beginning, with a flashback to a traumatic moment in the main character’s childhood. The moment was full of violence and the actors went through a lot of training. The violence they were portraying must take a lot of skill, it was impressive! 

Following that, the movie moved very quicky, and there were lots of moments which caused total adrenaline rush, which I believe was a goal of the movie itself. The special effects were amazing, and everything looked totally real. Other than that, it was hard for me to grasp why things were happening and what was going on. In the entire time I watched it, I never really understood what was going on. 

It was easy to pick up that the main character was trying to solve some sort of mission. He was on planes, fighting people, and had flashbacks to that one moment in his childhood that changed everything, a very typical movie thing. There were points  where I was not sure if it was a dream or not, because the main character did wake up on a plane very dazed and confused. From that point on, I lost track of which parts were real or fake, and why the character was having such violent dreams. Some dreams are pointless and do not really make sense, but it seemed this one was very familiar to him and had large significance. 

If I’m being honest, this movie did not keep my attention very much after that scene. Around an hour into the movie, I decided to give up trying to understand it, and go home to study and do homework. There were cool things about the movie that I did like, like the special effects, but it just wasn’t something I would typically enjoy. 

This should not discourage you from trying to watch the movie! If you want to, I’m sure you’d be able to pull a new perspective and understand the movie more than I did. The movie can be rented on multiple platforms, like Amazon Prime or YouTube!  

If you like to watch movies, then join us for some popcorn and fun every weekend in the Red Dragon Theatre, located in the Hunt Union basement! I can say it’s a really good way to unwind and get ready for another hectic week of college! Check Corq for movie times!  

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