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'Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins' and 'Masters of the Universe' roll out old toys in new packages

July 22, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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Henry Golding plays Snake Eyes in Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins from Paramount Pictures, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures and Skydance.

Old toys never die. They just keep coming back in new poses and flexing different muscles as movies and TV shows.

This weekend brings two popular artifacts from many a childhood back to screens: "Snake Eyes: G. I. Joe Origins" hits theaters, with Henry Golding ("Crazy Rich Asians") as the martial-arts warrior; and "Master of the Universe: Revelation" lands on Netflix, offering director Kevin Smith's updated animated spin on the series, bringing a bit more power and certainly higher stakes for those weaned on the stiff limited animation of the 1980s.

"Snake Eyes" represents the third live-action "G. I. Joe" movie -- eight years after the last entry -- drawing upon a Hasbro toy franchise introduced in the '60s.

Yet while the packaging is different, "Snake Eyes" and "Masters of the Universe: Revelation" mostly reveal that the more things change, the more they stay the same.

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