Rebel Moon, Sofia Boutella: ''The criticism hurt me, I will always defend the film''

The first chapter of Rebel Moon did not convince critics and audiences at all. Actress Sofia Boutella breaks her silence and defends the film.

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While waiting for the release of the second part, which will take place on April 19th on Netflix, Sofia Boutella took the floor to vigorously defend the first part of Rebel Moon – Part 1: A Child of Fire, the first chapter of the epic ski saga -fi created by Zack Snyder. The film, released last December, recorded more than satisfactory ratings (23.9 million accounts in the first few days), but at the same time, it did not go above 21% positive reviews on Rotten Tomatoes.

Sofia Boutella defends the first chapter of Rebel Moon

In a recent interview with Vulture, Sofia Boutella defended the first chapter of Rebel Moon, stating: “I always thought I was totally ready to take those punches, and then I read the critics who attacked Rebel Moon – Part 1: A Child of Fire and it really struck me. I'll just be honest. I feel like I'm doing it for everyone who cared so much about this project, and that's what struck me. Not because of how I get out of it. I was pretty lucky and people liked my work on the project, but the film was criticized." The actress then added: “It hurt me a lot for all these people who put so much heart, tears and sweat into this project. Seeing it demolished like that is really hard. I'm proud to have been part of it and, if there are no more chapters of Rebel Moon, it will still be an important part of my life that I will defend forever."

Rebel Moon – Part 2: The Scargiver resumes the epic saga of Kora and the surviving warriors, ready to sacrifice everything fighting alongside the brave inhabitants of Veldt to defend a once peaceful village where those who lost their homes in the war against the Mother World. On the eve of battle, the warriors must face their past, revealing one by one why they fight. When the ax of the Kingdom falls on the nascent rebellion, unbreakable bonds are formed, heroes emerge, and new legends are born. The cast includes the same actors as the first chapter, including Djimon Hounsou (General Titus), Ed Skrein (Admiral Atticus Noble), and Michiel Huisman (Farmer Gunnar). Anthony Hopkins provided the voice of Jimmy, the last survivor of a species of robotic warriors.