Zack Snyder’s Rebel Moon Crashing On Rotten Tomatoes

Part One - A Child Of Fire premiers Dec. 21 on Netflix.

Zack Snyder's Rebel Moon Crashing On Rotten Tomatoes

Zack Snyder’s big sci-fi movie Rebel Moon said to be his Star Wars is currently crashing big time on Rotten Tomatoes.

If the score holds it will be the worst score of Snyder’s career – lower than Sucker Punch – and as I tweeted, it looks like Snyder might have another Man of Steel, Batman v. Superman, and Army of the Dead on his hands — meaning fans will either love it or hate it.

Though still early, Rebel Moon has a 17% Rotten Tomatoes Score with the first batch of 24 reviews hitting the aggregate site. All of the “Top Critics” gave the film a “Rotten” review as well.

Friday 12/16 update: Score is now 24% with 42 reviews; Audience Score is 71% with 500+ ratings.

Friday: 12/22 update: Rebel Moon is officially on Netflix. I thought it was complete trash; read my review here. Rotten Tomatoes Score drops to 22% with 11 reviews, Audience Score is at 72% from the fans.

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Snyder’s Rotten Tomatoes scores

As I previously went over, the flick is getting mixed reactions and reviews online. Some are stating it’s the best thing since sliced bread but others are offering it’s disappointing.

Again, it seems Rebel Moon is your typical Zack Snyder movie, which means if you are going to like it, it likely depends if you are a fan of Snyder or not.

Also, keep in mind the critics haven’t been too nice to Snyder. Dawn of the Dead has a 75% Rotten Tomatoes Score; 300 61%; Watchmen 65%; Guardians of Ga’Hoole 52%; Sucker Punch 22%; Man of Steel 56%; Batman v Superman 29%; Zack Snyder’s Justice League 72%, and Army of the Dead 67%.

The Audience Scores? They’re not high, either, save for 300 at 89% and Zack Snyder’s Justice League at 93%: Dawn of the Dead 77%; Watchmen 71%; Sucker Punch 47%; Man of Steel 75%; Batman v Superman 63%; and Army of the Dead 75%.

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What do the negative reviews say for Rebel Moon?

Here are the first ten negative reviews. Worth a note is CBM didn’t like it and Brandon Davis of CB.com also has a mixed reaction.

Snyder mistakes exposition for world-building, the lugubriously delivered reams of backstory removing the audience from the fantasy rather than immersing them in it. – Guardian

A pale imitator that fails to forge its own space in the legacy of big-screen sci-fi.  – Dexerto

It’s a film populated by some of the Justice League Snyder Cut filmmaker’s worst impulses: a mess of imagery, some of it attempting to shock, congregated largely around the idea of what might look good in a trailer. – Independent UK

A movie that feels like a million isolated storyboards without a single thing welding them together. – IndieWire

The film is too invested in table-setting to be fully enjoyed on its own, at times feeling more like a studio presentation deck than a piece of organic storytelling. – Los Angeles Times

Just seconds into the leaden sci-fi saga Rebel Moon Part One: A Child of Fire, it’s clear the director is back to indulging his worst tendency for self-serious bombast. – Hollywood Reporter

“Rebel Moon,” while eminently watchable, is a movie built so entirely out of spare parts that it may, in the end, be for Snyder cultists only. – Variety

With The Scargiver already reportedly wrapped filming, and Rebel Moon 3 currently being written by Snyder, we’ll just have to hope that this disappointing first part is groundwork for bigger and better films in the franchise. – Metro.co.uk

Rebel Moon is not a complete disaster, and Snyder diehards will no doubt forgive its (glaring) issues, but those who tend to dismiss his work as style over substance are going to feel validated after watching this pretty mess of a movie. – CBM

Zack Snyder’s space opera is let down by a derivative patchwork script, mediocre action sequences and a superficial story. – IGN

There’s something insidious about a bad movie that has a lot of bonkers stuff in it. In the words of Admiral Ackbar, “It’s a trap.” – Mashable

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