“Rebel Moon is so frustrating”: Zack Snyder’s $166 Million Worth Rebel Moon Gets Brutal Response From Fans After Netflix Release

Rebel Moon fails to live up to the hype of the fans.

"Rebel Moon is so frustrating": Zack Snyder's $166 Million Worth Rebel Moon Gets Brutal Response From Fans After Netflix Release


  • Following the DC debacle, Zack Snyder was highly hopeful for his Rebel Moon franchise.
  • The space-opera on Netflix was labeled and marketed as an R-rated version of Star Wars.
  • However, the response to Rebel Moon has been brutal and highly negative due to several reasons.
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Zack Snyder’s much-awaited Rebel Moon has finally made it to Netflix and has already labeled itself one of the most disappointing projects. The project was insanely hyped as an R-rated Star Wars which would show the true potential of Snyder. However, it turned out to be a lackluster fest for the viewers who couldn’t endure the movie.

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A still from Rebel Moon
A still from Rebel Moon

Zack Snyder has a controversial reputation for often being subjected to insane studio interference in his projects. This has led to several of his movies receiving a PG-13 as well as an R-rated cut for his movies. Although his Snyder Cuts have a different fanbase, many fans couldn’t understand its importance for a Netflix project.


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Is Zack Snyder’s Rebel Moon a bad movie?

The Rebel Moon was marketed as an R-rated version of Star Wars along with mature themes. It marked a new start for a franchise on Netflix and generated widespread interest among fans. However, the fans found it strange when it was announced that the movie would have two cuts despite being released on Netflix.


Following the DC debacle, Zack Snyder was heavily involved with Rebel Moon in hopes of turning it into a major franchise. When the early reactions dropped from the critics, several fans refused to believe in them. Nevertheless several of the criticisms turned true when the movie dropped to the audiences. It was evident that the movie was forcefully cut to make it PG-13.

Zack and Deborah Snyder on the sets of Rebel Moon
Zack and Deborah Snyder on the sets of Rebel Moon

Earlier Zack Snyder claimed that the R-rated cut of the space opera film is a different project in itself. The Man of Steel director said to Comicbook.com that although Netflix never restrained him from doing anything, it was their idea to release the movie in two parts.


“It was Netflix’s idea, they’re like ‘What if we said do whatever you want over here? Do the PG-13 version and then go nuts [on the other cut]. We don’t care.’”

It was reported that both the planned parts of Rebel Moon will have extended cuts with 45 minutes of extra footage. Besides the problem of R-rated cuts, the movie also suffers from countless other issues. Although several fans are claiming that the extended cuts and all the parts will fulfill the experience of watching the saga, the fans took it as more of an excuse.

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The fans have no love for Rebel Moon

Rebel Moon — Part One: A Child of Fire
‎Sofia Boutella in Rebel Moon — Part One: A Child of Fire | Courtesy of Netflix

Rebel Moon Part One: A Child of Fire suffers from extreme PG-13 interference where several violent scenes are altered due to the maturity rating constraints. On the other hand, it has been also accused of pacing issues. After a certain time, the screenplay runs at an insane pace and also makes it difficult for the viewers to keep track of everything.

We have collected some tweets to reflect the fans’ reactions to the movie.


Even though extended cuts for movies without studio interference aren’t new in the industry, such a move for a Netflix project doesn’t make sense to many. Yet, with the response received by the latest Snyder brainchild, it doesn’t look like we can do much but expect for the extended cut to drop. If the reports are true, it’s slated to drop in early 2024 before the sequel.

Rebel Moon can be streamed on Netflix.



Written by Subham Mandal

Subham Mandal is currently working as a content writer for FandomWire with an ardent interest in the world of pop culture. He has written more than 900 articles on different spheres of modern pop culture and is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. He’s also an experienced student journalist having demonstrated work experience with the Times of India. He aspires to be a column writer in the future.