Many filmmakers have mastered the craft of blending reality with fiction in the sci-fi genre of films, but Zack Snyder has managed to leave an impression on the world because he evolved it to the next level. Bringing gritty and grounded storylines in fantastical films like comic book movies was something he made a name for early in his career.
And now, with his upcoming film Rebel Moon gearing up for its final release, critics and film experts have been given the chance to experience and form their opinions on the project. With positive reviews flowing in from all directions, there are still some who feel that this movie has fallen yet again into the Snyder Curse, where it’s all big on action and visuals, but not so much on the storytelling.
Movie Expert Claims Rebel Moon Is Inflicted With The Zack Snyder Curse
With his exit from the now-scrapped DCEU, the world wondered where we might see another project helmed by filmmaker Zack Snyder in the future. Those questions were soon put to rest when it was announced that he would return to his directorial role in the upcoming sci-fi film Rebel Moon with Netflix being the one to make it possible.
With the release date for the movie on the horizon, many critics and cinema experts have been given the exclusive chance to review the film and form their considerate opinions on it. Among them, popular film critic and reviewer Brandon Davis has already published his statement for the Man of Steel director’s upcoming endeavor in his tweet on X.
I wanted to love #RebelMoon and *parts* of it I did, especially the end.
It spends so much time assembling the team so getting to know the characters more in the extended cut will probably enhance it. It’s big on style but the ambitious story could’ve been better delivered. pic.twitter.com/e8LrzMaz3e
— BD (@BrandonDavisBD) December 14, 2023
With a short yet precise review statement for the movie, many have come to the conclusion that this film suffers from the Zack Snyder Curse, which has become the filmmaker’s signature style of going too hard on the visual aspect of his projects but putting only a moderate amount of effort in the grand scheme of narrative and storylines.
What Do The Fans Have To Say About This?
As the film isn’t out for the public to experience yet, many fans have either shown support for the comments made by critics or have shown their skepticism towards them.
Soo typical Snyder
— Kymberly (@Kymi917) December 14, 2023
Sounds like every Snyder film. He sounds like one of those directors that would work better as a part of a team than solely by himself.
— Spiderman (@SpiderBitpp) December 14, 2023
Zack is master of Visual and amazing stuff. Meanwhile u want mcu rehash. So suck Disney and wb.
— Jacob #RESTORETHESNYDERVERSE (@SHOGUN4WEREWOLF) December 14, 2023
Everyone with a brain is waiting for the directors cut. That’s where zack shines
— joe (@joebond99991107) December 14, 2023
Yeah as talented as he is with amazing visuals he suffers in being able to tell a condensed story. Needing a directors cut should NOT be a prerequisite to the original movie/series being good or complete. The oringal should be able to stand completely on its own.
— NJCaliboy (@GymFigTenFan) December 14, 2023
Many theories presented by fans also suggest that since this film is part of a duology, the narrative may have been stretched to become a complete and satisfying story with the release of the second film in the future.
Rebel Moon Part One: A Child of Fire, releasing on Netflix on December 21st, 2023.