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Viewers of Netflix’s most expensive movie of the year are all saying the same thing
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Viewers of Netflix’s most expensive movie of the year are all saying the same thing

Zack Snyder's Rebel Moon isn't quite landing with some viewers

Often times, when a film takes a long time to be released, anticipation in hopeful viewers builds.

But what happens when it’s subpar?

The Netflix hit was said to be the most expensive movie to create and fans were eagerly waiting for it to drop.

However, the most exciting part of it all is that it supposedly took 40 years to create.

Not only was the cast looking like an amazing line up, but Zack Snyder was also directing, which means that it should have been the biggest blockbuster to hit the platform.

But it just didn’t land as well as hoped.

Rebel Moon has only been available to watch since December 15 and viewers are all saying the exact same thing about it.

The film initially had to overcome a lot of setbacks in order to happen, as Snyder admitted to The Hollywood Reporter that he had first come up with the idea for the film in the1980s, when he was in film school.

Rebel Moon is just too short.

His sci-flick was inspired by Akira Kurosawa's Seven Samurai and its Western remake The Magnificent Seven, which you can definitely see once you watch the movie.

He has also attempted to pitch it as an R-rated Star Wars story in 2012, according to the outlet.

He said: “I thought that Star Wars was in a vulnerable state, so I thought I had a chance.”

Oh, how wrong he was.

Not only did this film take so long to create, but it also cost a whopping $166 million, according to Vanity Fair.

The synopsis for the two-instalment creation reads: “When a colony on the edge of the galaxy finds itself threatened by the armies of the tyrannical Regent Balisarius, they dispatch a young woman with a mysterious past to seek out warriors from neighboring planets to help them take a stand.”

Rebel Moon was supposed to be a big thing.

However, viewers who watched the film just weren’t into it, and all had the same complaint.

With a 23 per cent score on Rotten Tomatoes, critics were quick to shut it down.

According to viewers, the film was far too short, and they aren’t happy.

One person complained online: “I think Netflix holding back a longer — and from what I hear, better — edit really backfired.”

Another added: “For me there were some slight pacing issues but I imagine those will be more or less fixed in the longer cut.”

An X user wrote: “So when is the extended version of Rebel Moon coming out? I still have 30 minutes left but I already want a longer version.”

Someone else complained: “Not releasing the full 'director’s cut' to begin with on Netflix is just gross and greedy.”

It looks like Rebel Moon’s second instalment needs to come quickly before viewers turn their backs on the long awaited flick altogether.

Topics: Film and TV, Netflix, News, US News