The two films by Rebel Moon They refer directly to great works of science fiction, but also to other genres such as fantasy.
Next December, Zack Snyder returns to Netflix after his hit film Army of the Dead. This time the director wants to remove a thorn that has been in his career for years and is focusing on space opera Rebel Moon.
This two-part film explores a galactic conflict that inevitably draws on countless literary and cinematic works that have preceded it and made a name for themselves for decades.
The two highly confirmed deliveries of Rebel Moon will be: The Fire Girl which appears on Netflix December 22, 2023 Yes The warrior who leaves his markwhich will do the same thing April 19, 2024.
As we say, Rebel Moon It is inspired by great titles of the Seventh Art. Today at Hobby Consolas we will be reviewing some of the great films that Zack Snyder is drawing from for his Netflix space opera.
The inevitable trail of war of stars
Everyone knows the first stop. Rebel Moon was created from a project presented by Zack Snyder Lucasfilm so that it is one Movie from war of stars.
The studio rejected the proposal, primarily because it was in the middle of a transition period afterwards George Lucas sold the company to Disney.
However, the memories are on war of stars are evident even in the trailers we’ve seen Rebel Moondespite some of its producers toasting that the project didn’t end in the sphere of that galaxy far, far away…
The footprint of war of stars is still present in elements as basic as the versions of lightsabers that we will find Rebel Moonto give a rough example.
In the footsteps of George Lucas
Even if Zack Snyder completely redesigned his film project war of stars George Lucas’ own influences remain in the film.
Lucas relied heavily on samurai cinema, the best example of which is the filmography of Akira Kurosawa (Kurosawa Akira). Zack Snyder does the same and in fact the general premise of Rebel Moon is rich in parallels The Seven Samurai. In fact, the original idea was to set The Seven Jedi in the galaxy of war of stars.
Likewise the inspiration in dune It’s something that’s inevitable in almost every space opera. The work of Frank Herbert forms the basis of most of these epic stories, and not just because of the recurring nature Figure of the chosen one but because of the conflicts themselves, organizations, environment…
I would play in the same league saga out of Foundation, endowment from Isaac Asimov which has nourished numerous space epics with symbology and basic elements.
Cult and fantasy cinema
A film that was always on the table when it came to planning and inspiration Rebel Moon it Heavy metal the 1981 animated classic that has become a cult film.
Its bizarre and lax filtering fits very well with Zack Snyder’s style and, as his own producers explained at the time. The Rated R of Heavy Metal also helps with the “Star Wars for adults” approach they’ve been selling ever since Netflix.
Zack Snyder himself has highlighted his inspiration in the fantasy genre. One of his best examples is Excalibur the film by John Boorman from 1981.
In reality, especially with the elements mentioned dune and the legend of the Foundation, endowment, Rebel Moon It has a very powerful base to work with.
There are still examples that Zack Snyder may have borrowed concepts from, such as matrix O Lord of the Rings and their events of revolution or fight against evil.
Of course, it is almost certain that we will discover more inspiring elements Rebel Moon when the two films land in the Netflix catalog and we can break down their scenes in more detail.
Are you excited for the release of Zack Snyder? Rebel Moon? Do you think this will become a new franchise under the Netflix label?