After less than a month in theaters, Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins is now available to stream with a Blu-ray release to follow this October. Paramount released the film to theaters on July 23 and according to Box Office Mojo, has earned just over $33 million worldwide in its first three weeks. Eager to regain its estimated $88-110 million budget, Paramount is releasing the film today to streaming services like Amazon Prime Video for home audiences to experience.
The origin story of popular G.I. Joe character Snake Eyes was delayed several times in 2020 due to the COVID pandemic and theater closures nationwide. The film was originally scheduled for release on March 27, 2020, then delayed to October 16, and again to October 23. The film was then removed from the 2020 release schedule altogether before finally making it cinemas on July 23, 2021.
October 19, 2021 will be the 4K/Blu-ray/DVD release of Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins. The 4K Ultra HD bonus features will include:
- “Morning Light: A Weapon With Stories to Tell” — a short film that reveals secrets about Snake Eyes’ legendary sward
- “Enter Snake Eyes” — A look at the making of the film
- “A Deadly Ensemble” — a look at the cast
- “Arashikage” — an examination of the elite ninja warrior world of the film
Critical response to Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins has been mixed. On Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds a 38% rating on the Tomatometer yet a 74% audience score (as of this article’s publishing time.) The execution of the story seems less than appealing to critics while the martial arts and action appear to be a high note for moviegoers alike.
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