The “Insurgent Moon” trailer showcases a cool mixture of medieval aesthetics with sci-fi imagery, which assist floor the extra fantastical photographs (like four-armed giants, a really cool spider-lady performed by Jena Malone, and the griffin-like flying creatures) in one thing extra actual and of this planet. Then there’s the clear real-world parallels to precise historical past, just like the unhealthy guys mainly wanting like Nazis. In a manner, the story of a former fascist soldier turned insurgent chief feels much less like “Star Wars” and extra just like the vastly in style miniature wargame “Warhammer 40,000.”
“Insurgent Moon,” with its bold scope and beautiful imagery, brings to thoughts the form of epic sci-fi motion pictures we seldom see within the period of IP-driven blockbusters — motion pictures like “Jupiter Ascending” and even “Valerian and the Metropolis of a Thousand Planets” (which was based mostly on a well-liked comedian, however however produced independently). These movies additionally centered on constructing an expansive world and presenting placing visuals, however we’ve got our fingers crossed that this one is extra profitable than its predecessors.
Fortunately, “Insurgent Moon” has one thing over different related sci-fi epics: A greenlit sequel. Certainly, in what continues to be the yr of the two-part film, “Insurgent Moon” is being launched in two components, one on December 22, 2023, the subsequent half on April 19, 2024. And that is not all, as a result of Snyder made not simply two motion pictures, however 4, with every half getting an prolonged R-rated model.