This is not the primary time the divisive filmmaker has teased his director’s lower is method deeper and extra engrossing, however doubling down on mainly saying “what’s about to drop is not the film I got down to make” is a bizarre technique to undertake this early. As he mentioned in his interview with AP, most of his previous films acquired a meatier lower after their respective theatrical runs, and it is fairly obvious the director all the time tries to go as huge and darkish as potential, however this time round, he knew from the get-go he may shoot an extended and extra mature lower that he’d have to save lots of for later.
He even goes so far as saying the lower that is coming subsequent yr is a “utterly totally different film” from a “totally different universe.” If we’re one other ‘Zack Snyder’s Justice League state of affairs’ right here, the film may go from very rotten to extensively appreciated. Proper now, Insurgent Moon: Half One has solely acquired a thumbs-up from 25% of the Rotten Tomatoes-approved critics.
For Netflix, this makes plenty of sense: Financial institution on the post-Zack Snyder’s Justice League hype and chatter and make subscribers quadruple-dip (Half 2 of Insurgent Moon is popping out in 2024 too). That was all the time the plan. Nevertheless, we should query the usefulness of hyping the director’s lower up proper earlier than you launch the introduction to Snyder’s brand-new sci-fi universe.
The common Netflix person will possible bounce into the PG-13 lower of Half One throughout the winter holidays, however of us who’re curious however have been burned earlier than by the watered-down cuts of Batman v Superman and particularly Justice League are more likely to await the unfiltered imaginative and prescient of the auteur-driven blockbuster.