An action blockbuster that’s so bad it’s good is rebounding on Netflix

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Snake Eyes is set to go down in the history books as the biggest box office bomb of 2021, failing to recoup even $40 million of its estimated $80 million budget, never mind how much Paramount spent on promotion and marketing.

Having now gone zero-for-three on the big screen adventures of G.I. Joe, maybe it’s time for the studio to put the property back into cold storage for a while until the brain trust can come up with a worthwhile idea. In a surprising turn of events, though, Stephen Sommers’ opening salvo The Rise of Cobra has been rocketing up the Netflix most-watched list, having jumped almost 40 places on the rankings in the last 24 hours to set its sights on the Top 20, as per FlixPatrol.

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Is The Rise of Cobra a good movie? Absolutely not. Honestly, it’s pretty terrible. However, if you leave the brain at your door and embrace it solely for unintentional comedy purposes, then there’s a ton of fun to be had. In essence, it’s basically a live-action remake of Team America: World Police without a shred of self-awareness or irony.

Channing Tatum rides a motorcycle through a cemetery in the rain while wearing sunglasses, there’s cybernetic fish for some reason, Joseph Gordon-Levitt dials the hamminess up to way past eleven, Brendan Fraser is there for a second, and it’s all very bizarre. G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra was roundly panned by critics, but it’s starting to gain new appreciation as an accidental camp classic.