directed by Rene Perez
starring Juan Manuel Olmedo, Victoria Olona, Tony Jackson, Dan Scoville, Woody Clendene, Bernie Kelly, Randal Voris, Mike Davis, Danner Boyd, Michael Cendejas, Naveli Vargas, Erik Seven Rempfer, Nicole Rempfer, Pearci Bastiany, Pearci R. Bastiany III
written by Rene Perez, based on G.I. Joe by Hasbro, music by The Darkest Machines, visual effects by Pratik Singh
First and foremost I feel urged to say, this is a fan film, thus
doesn't follow any official G.I. Joe continuity and doesn't
aspire to be canon.
The gouvernment and big money have
conspired to micro-chip the entire nation for less then benign purposes,
and thus rightous organisation like the G.I. Joe have been disbanded, its
members being hunted down killed by gouvernment forces. One G.I. Joe
though, Snake Eyes (Juan Manuel Olmedo), won't go down without a fight -
and without providing his lovely wife (Victoria Olona) with everything she
needs, and with the most romantic farewell ...
aplenty in this one, with a barrage of gunfire and countless pretty brutal
and bloody kills - but at the core of it all, this is a love story, as
despite all the fighting, this is really about Snake Eyes' farewell
gesture - and director Rene Perez really knows how to work well in both
genres, as the action is expertly put on the screen while the scenes of
romance have just the right beauty and serenity to them, and though they
at times border kitsch, that goes hand in hand well with the more violent
aspects of the film, which is all making this a pretty cool genre piece.
This is director Rene Perez's first fan film, after spending the last
decade putting out an impressive number of genre features based on
original content. According to a press release, Perez made the film for
his son, whose favourite action figure just tends to be Snake Eyes - and
quite possibly also as an occupational therapy during the Corona lockdown.