“It’s big on style but…”: Rebel Moon Falls Victim To Zack Snyder Curse

With the early reviews of Rebel Moon coming in, film critics seem to have been left unsatisfied with it's performance.

"It's big on style but...": Rebel Moon Falls Victim To Zack Snyder Curse

SUMMARY

  • Zack Snyder is all set to release the first part of his Rebel Moon duology in a limited theatrical release.
  • Film critics and experts have been given the early screening privileges to review the movie.
  • Reviewer Brandon Davis has stated that the film is loaded with visuals, but slightly lacks in story.
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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.

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Zack Snyder and Gerard Butler on the sets of 300
Zack Snyder and Gerard Butler on the sets of 300

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.

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Movie Expert Claims Rebel Moon Is Inflicted With The Zack Snyder Curse

A still from Rebel Moon
A still from Rebel Moon

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.

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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.

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.

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What Do The Fans Have To Say About This?

A still from Rebel Moon
A still from Rebel Moon

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.

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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.

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Rebel Moon Part One: A Child of Fire, releasing on Netflix on December 21st, 2023.

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Written by Deepak Bisht

Deepak Bisht is a writer at FandomWire who has vast expertise in films of many genres, a hardcore anime nerd along with two years of writing experience. After completing his Bachelor's in Business Administration, he became part of the company in hopes of providing accurate, informative, and exciting articles to the world.

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