Netflix fans have gone into meltdown with the release of Zach Snyder’s new sci-fi film Rebel Moon.
Centred around ‘the most wanted fugitive in the known universe’, Kora (Sofia Boutella), battles it out in a bid to save the quiet farming moon of Veldt.
The lone wolf soldier discovered a sense of connection on the tranquil farming moon – a far cry from her past life as a soldier for the Imperium.
Unfortunately when a sadistic Interstellar empire comes – who is determined to control the entire galaxy – comes knocking on their door, Kora is forced to dig up her past to save her home and the people in it.
After the evil admiral, Atticus Noble (Ed Skrein) visits their planet on a huge and ominous battle cruise, Kora makes her way across the universe to gather a team of fighters to help protect the quiet Veldt.
Lone wolf soldier Kora has discovered a community on the quaint farming moon of Veldt (pictured Sofia Boutella as Kora)
But when brutal Imperium admiral Atticus (played by Ed Skrein, pictured) arrives on the moon, former soldier Kora is forced to protect her home
Hellbent on conquering the galaxy, under the orders of the Emperor of the Imperium, the brutal soldiers are adamant on taking over the quaint farming moon (pictured: The people of Veldt)
Among the scrappy team of fighters includes, mercenary Kai (Charlie Hunnam), ex-Imperium general Titus (Dijmon Hounsou), refugee, Miliua (E. Duffy), cyborg swordsman Nemesis (Doona Bae), ex-nobleman Tarak (Staz Nair), sibling Darrian (Ray Fisher) and Devra Bloodaxe (Cleopatra Coleman) and Veldt farmer Gunnar (Michiel Huisman).
Robot Jimmy (voiced by Academy Award winner Anthony Hopkins) is also seen to be waiting as a back up, after many years out of duty.
Director Snyder explained Jimmy and similar AI machines to him struggle to accept their current reality and become slightly ‘disillusioned’ because they were created for a specific role.
Now many of the robots, including Jimmy have lost the will to fight in order to protect the Veldt.
Regarding the rebellious clan defending the quiet farming moon, Snyder told Netflix: ‘They’re all mifits. They’re all healing and finding a place to belong. It’s a movie about finding a family.
‘That’s really at the heart of the movie in a lot of ways: Kora finding a place to call home, something that she wants to protect.’
Fans have been raving about the film ever since it’s release on Friday, with many taking to X, formerly known as Twitter, to give their reviews of the action packed movie.
‘OH MY GOD I LOVE THIS MOVIE SO MUCH I DIDNT REALIZE HOW MUCH I LOVED THIS MOVIE AHHH,’ one wrote.
Among the scrappy team of fighters includes, mercenary Kai (Charlie Hunnam), ex-Imperium general Titus (Dijmon Hounsou), refugee, Miliua (E. Duffy), cyborg swordsman Nemesis (Doona Bae), ex-nobleman Tarak (Staz Nair), sibling Darrian (Ray Fisher) and Devra Bloodaxe (Cleopatra Coleman) and Veldt farmer Gunnar (Michiel Huisman)
Robot Jimmy is also waiting on the bench to protect the moon, but he is disillusioned with his purpose and lacks the will to fight (pictured: mercenary Kai, played by Charlie Hunnam)
Fans took to X, formerly known as Twitter, to rave about the new sci-fi movie by Zack Snyder, calling it one of the best productions on the streaming platform
‘I’m sorry???? How the hell can anyone HATE #RebelMoon? This movie is AWESOME!!! This movie, at it’s WORST, is a fun popcorn flick!!!’
‘I actually don’t even have any words and yet I have so much to say about #RebelMoon part one. That was just incredible.’
Another raved: ‘A friend just called me raving after just finishing the movie. You know when you can hear over the phone when someone is smiling ear to ear?
‘Yeah, that. THEY GET IT, THEY FINALLY GET IT.
‘Just finished #RebelMoon and I have to say it was amazing and highly recommend to everyone. Can’t wait to see part 2.
‘My first reaction is that this might be the best fantsy/sci-fi project Netflix has ever made.’
One eager fan went as far as to congratulated creator, Zack Snyder, for ‘one of the best productions’ on Netflix.
And fans won’t have to wait too long for the second instalment of the franchise either.
Rebel Moon – Part Two: The Scargiver will hit Netflix screens on April 19, 2024.
Rebel Moon – Part One: A Child of Fire is currently available to stream on Netflix now.