REBEL MOON: PART 1 - A CHILD OF FIRE First Reactions Are In; Tarak Takes Flight In New Clip

REBEL MOON: PART 1 - A CHILD OF FIRE First Reactions Are In; Tarak Takes Flight In New Clip REBEL MOON: PART 1 - A CHILD OF FIRE First Reactions Are In; Tarak Takes Flight In New Clip

Netflix has released the first clip from Zack Snyder's Rebel Moon: Part 1 - A Child of Fire, and we also have the first social media reactions to the Netflix sci-fi movie following its UK premiere...

By MarkCassidy - Dec 08, 2023 11:12 PM EST
Filed Under: Sci-Fi
Source: Via SFF Gazette

The first social media reactions to Zack Snyder's Rebel Moon: Part 1 - A Child of Fire have landed following the movie's UK premiere last night.

While only a handful of critics have shared their thoughts (we'll update as more weigh in), it sounds like the Justice League director's Seven Samurai-inspired sci-fi adventure went over pretty well, with plenty of praise for the movie's world building, visual style, and epic actions sequences.

However, the film is also said to suffer from "part 1 syndrome," and it sounds like things don't quite hold together in the third act.

Check out the reactions below, along with the first clip from the movie which sees Kora and her bare-bones crew attempting to recruit a mysterious warrior named Tarak, who has a way with animals (and an aversion to shirts).

From Zack Snyder, the filmmaker behind 300, Man of Steel, and Army of the Dead, comes REBEL MOON, an epic science-fantasy event decades in the making. When a peaceful colony on the edge of a galaxy finds itself threatened by the armies of a tyrannical ruling force, Kora (Sofia Boutella), a mysterious stranger living among the villagers, becomes their best hope for survival.

Tasked with finding trained fighters who will unite with her in making an impossible stand against the Mother World, Kora assembles a small band of warriors — outsiders, insurgents, peasants and orphans of war from different worlds who share a common need for redemption and revenge. As the shadow of an entire Realm bears down on the unlikeliest of moons, a battle over the fate of a galaxy is waged, and in the process, a new army of heroes is formed.

The heroes of Rebel Moon are: Kora (Sofia Boutella), an Imperium deserter who leaves the peaceful Veldt to fight back; Kai (Charlie Hunnam), a mercenary pilot whose Tawau-Class freighter will prove invaluable to Kora’s quest; Gunnar (Michiel Huisman), a Veldt farmer who knows little of the galaxy outside of his small, quiet corner of the galaxy; General Titus (Djimon Hounsou), a hardened gladiator who once served the Imperium; Tarak (Staz Nair), a noble indentured servant who shares a bond with a flying creature called a Bennu; Nemesis (Doona Bae), a cyborg sword master whose mechanical hands allow her to wield molten-metal weapons; Darrian Bloodaxe (Ray Fisher), an insurgent who has been harrying the Imperium with guerilla attacks; and Milius (E. Duffy), a refugee who seeks justice for their home — a colony that has already fallen to the Mother World.

Rebel Moon: A Child of Fire hits Netflix on December 21. The sequel, Rebel Moon Part 2: The Scargiver, will debut on April 19, 2024.

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FireandBlood - 12/8/2023, 11:50 PM
Sounds about what you’d expect from a Zack Snyder film
UniqNo - 12/9/2023, 3:37 AM
@FireandBlood - My thoughts exactly.

Visually pleasing but story and characters development underserved....sounds like a Snyder movie.. but I'm interested.

I still bet that about 80% of the Snyder haters on here will be watching day 1.
FireandBlood - 12/9/2023, 5:23 AM
@UniqNo - It’s looks alright. Idk if I’ll watch it day one, but I’m sure I’ll get round to it.
Blergh - 12/9/2023, 6:37 AM
@FireandBlood - which is fine, he seems to have grown as a writer and while not perfect it's a new franchise.
Itwasme - 12/8/2023, 11:57 PM
Positive-ish for sure.

Will be fun to check out.
lazlodaytona - 12/9/2023, 5:10 AM
@Itwasme - I'm lookin' forward to it.
bobevanz - 12/9/2023, 12:02 AM
The clip wasn't reassuring by any means. I feel this is simply a Star Wars rip off, hopefully I'm wrong
bkmeijer1 - 12/9/2023, 3:35 AM
@bobevanz - well, didn't he made this movie because his pitch for Star Wars didn't work out? That would explain why it's Star Wars in everything but name
Th3Batman - 12/9/2023, 12:10 AM
"Zack Snyder is more concerned with "cool" action scenes than establishing and ensuring we're invested in his characters."

This seems to be a major issue with all of his projects, which is why I wish he'd stop trying to write and instead leave it to someone who can. With that said, the reactions are more positive than I thought they'd be. I really hope this will be the break he's been looking for.
bkmeijer1 - 12/9/2023, 3:29 AM
@Th3Batman - yeah, that's probably why I still think his Watchmem and Dawn of the Deas are hist best movies. The story was already on paper, he just had to bring it to screen
lazlodaytona - 12/9/2023, 5:12 AM
@Th3Batman - dude, Snyder totally fleshed out all of the characters in Watchmen.
Apophis71 - 12/9/2023, 5:53 AM
@lazlodaytona - I love his Watchmen but did he flesh them out? In many ways it was lifted straight from the source and in doing so the way he did felt most the characters lost some of their depth and complexity not gained any.

Again I love the film and recognise that in a film runtime it is hard to fully explore as many characters as there was in full onscreen. Anyway that aside that is kinda what most of us have said on a number of times, getting the look, feel and action on point is Snyders strenght esp when he the story and script is done by someone else and already strong. When he has created something from scratch or effectively does so by drifting too far from the source himself is when things don't work out so well.
lazlodaytona - 12/9/2023, 8:51 AM
@Apophis71 - I thought about that after I posted my comment that he didn't write the script. I'm not a die-hard Snyder fan and am pretty pissed how he displayed Superman overall.
But, as many have said, if he doesn't write the script but only directs, he's golden.

I have no idea if he wrote the script, but I just watched Army of the Dead and loved it.
Natey1991 - 12/9/2023, 12:13 AM
I like Snyder, but my expectations for the theatrical version plummeted once he brought up the directors cuts. I’m probably going to just stick with those when they come out. Didn’t he promise more character stuff was in the extended one?
Apophis71 - 12/9/2023, 5:58 AM
@Natey1991 - Yup, knowing the DC is coming (soz, couldnt resist the pun) I am very much a case of wait for that as if intended to be a long film but slashed down for theatre...

...that approach oft fails to satisfactoraly deliver on he big screen and don't want to end up skipping a potentialy great long version cos I am turned off by the readers digest version.
LeonNova - 12/9/2023, 12:17 AM
I'm not expecting The Empire Strikes Back or 2001: A Space Oddysey or anything, but it seem like a pretty fun sci-fi epic. Hoping I enjoy it and it proves to be a big success for Snyder. His annoying stans aside, it'd be nice for him to have a win after all the BS he's been through.
GhostDog - 12/9/2023, 12:32 AM
Looks and feels like diet Star Wars
Th3Batman - 12/9/2023, 12:57 AM
@GhostDog - It started out as a Star Wars project that was rejected by Disney. Considering the state of the Star Wars franchise now, it's not a bad idea for another franchise to fill that void.
Arthorious - 12/9/2023, 7:46 AM
@GhostDog - I might prefer this over the current state of Star Wars. Doesn’t say much about Zack but it says a whole lot about Disney Star Wars at the moment.
DocSpock - 12/9/2023, 12:36 AM

Snyder is turning more into Michael Bay with every new movie.

Watchmen was great but was a long time ago.
lazlodaytona - 12/9/2023, 5:14 AM
@DocSpock - Dude, I just watched Army of the Dead and it was awesome. Great character building and a ton of gory action.
DocSpock - 12/9/2023, 7:18 AM
@lazlodaytona -

I thought it was okay.

I gave it 6/10 stars.

lazlodaytona - 12/9/2023, 8:53 AM
@DocSpock - Fair enough. I definitely respect your opinion.
DocSpock - 12/9/2023, 9:46 AM
@lazlodaytona -

I also think 300 was excellent.

Order66 - 12/9/2023, 12:41 AM
I love sci fi epics so sign me up.
AnthonyVonGeek - 12/9/2023, 1:04 AM
What if Zack shows Disney how to Star Wars.
WruceBayne - 12/9/2023, 1:57 AM
I’m down to give any new mythos a shot. I’ll be watching day one.
bkmeijer1 - 12/9/2023, 3:36 AM
So once again Snyder is more occupied with style, visual and action than with a story and characters. That was to be expected.

Guess the mythos is gonna be what makes or breaks it for me then, because his ideas are cool. It's just never really worked out well, and kinda why he needs someone else to do the writing.
Waifuslayer - 12/9/2023, 4:03 AM
Can't wait to see this
Tasmaniac - 12/9/2023, 5:39 AM
Snyder’s films are the epitome of style over substance.
Blergh - 12/9/2023, 6:39 AM
I'll watch it, while by far not a fan of his movies I feel he deserves another shot after me sh*****g so much on his DCEU movies.
Dude seems like a genuinely nice bloke, so I'll give it a shot
ProfessorWhy - 12/9/2023, 6:41 AM
Outright horrible movies get more glowing first reactions than these
Moriakum - 12/9/2023, 6:41 AM
JohnPain - 12/9/2023, 6:55 AM
@Moriakum -

Zack gotta Zack
Spike101 - 12/9/2023, 7:50 AM
Looks great to me, I’m hooked already!
Oberlin4Prez - 12/9/2023, 8:45 AM
Well thankfully you won't have to wait for a part 2 as it's coming out in April.
marvel72 - 12/9/2023, 9:05 AM
Can't wait to see this, the new Netflix Gundam looks good as well.
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