With big plans for Charlie Hunnam’s latest movie Rebel Moon getting a big push from Netflix, critics aren’t enjoying it at all. They have offered some serious reactions to Rebel Moon — Part One: A Child of Fire. Fans are holding out for a director’s cut being promised.
This movie has received a lot of hype in recent months. It premiered on Netflix on Thursday. Early numbers from a couple of websites are not trending upward. Over on Rotten Tomatoes, the movie has picked up 25 percent from the site’s “Tomatometer.” Translated, it turns out that 25 percent of those reviews rank in the “positive” range. Totaled up, the reviews from trusted critics give Rebel Moon 4 out of 10 stars. MetaCritic, another website, gives the movie a 31 out of a possible 100 score.
‘Rebel Moon’ Receives Decent Rating From Fans
But the audience for this movie totals up a different score. Rotten Tomatoes has more than 1,000 individually submitted reviews. They add up to a 73 positive rating, putting up 3.8 stars out of 5. MetaCritic indicates that 59 percent of audience reviews have been positive. But the average score there is a 6 out of 10 rating.
Many fans of Zack Snyder are waiting for his director’s cut to hit the scene.
Charlie Hunnam, in an interview with Sharp Magazine, talked about reading the script. See, it was supposed to be for another character than Kai. Hunnam, though, was more impressed by that character.
“That was something just down to Kai,” Hunnam said. “I just love the script; I thought all of the characters were really interesting and multifaceted. It would have been an honor to play any of these guys. Kai just exploded off the page to me. There’s something that happens very occasionally in one’s career — I’ll try to say this humbly, although it might sound arrogant — when you read a script and you think: ‘I feel like maybe I understand this guy better than anybody else does.’”
What Lies Ahead in Charlie Hunnam’s Future?
Charlie Hunnam has expressed his desire to work on films as a writer and director. Working on Rebel Moon has given him a front-row seat to watch how Snyder goes about his business. The actor said that he picked up a couple of tips just from watching Snyder work.
When might we see Hunnam take a forceful step toward actually filling these roles? It might take some time. But he’s looking forward to an expansive Rebel Moon project. Other sequels and movies are being considered at this time. Netflix appears to have committed to Snyder and his project.
So, while this first movie isn’t being loved on by critics, there’s still enough steam in the engine to keep on going. It will be interesting to see if any other characters carry over from this first Rebel Moon movie to others. Snyder has had some good fortune to be involved in Justice League.
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