The Cinephile Hissy Fit Podcast Questions the Value of Zack Snyder’s Rebel Moon

Jimmy (Performed by Dustin Ceithamer/Voiced by Anthony Hopkins) in Rebel Moon — Part One: A Child of Fire. Image courtesy of Netflix

Make no mistake right up front. The hosts of the Cinephile Hissy Fit podcast, sponsored and supported by the Ruminations Radio Network, are not two #Synderbros from the cults of social media who thinks filmmaker Zack Snyder is a cinema god who can do no wrong. Quite the contrary, the hosts are happy to call out his mistakes and bombs. It’s a good thing too, because the worshipped director dropped another one on Netflix at the end of last year.

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For their 140th episode, two non-Snyderbro film critics, two sci-fi dads, and two post-Winter Break teachers, Will Johnson and Don Shanahan, head over to Netflix to step in the streaming cowpie that is the latest tentpole from paragon of internet trolls: Zack Snyder. That’s right, we’re talking about Rebel Moon: Part One — A Child of Fire. We’ve got a double-hater episode for a candidate for the worst film of 2023. Come for the shared challenge and stay for the mutual love and respect for the fun movies encapsulate. Enjoy our podcast!

Cinephile Hissy Fits is a Film Obsessive media podcast, brought to you by the Ruminations Radio Network. Please visit, rate, review and subscribe. If you enjoyed this show, we have more where that came from, with interesting hosts, and wonderful guests. All available on iTunesSpotify, and anywhere you find your favorite shows. Follow the show on Twitter at @CinephileFit and on Facebook. Also, find both Will Johnson and Don Shanahan on Letterboxd as the accumulate their viewings and build their ranks and lists.

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Written by Don Shanahan

DON SHANAHAN is a Chicago-based Rotten Tomatoes-approved film critic writing here on Film Obsessive as the Editor-in-Chief and Content Supervisor for the film department. He also writes for his own website, Every Movie Has a Lesson. Don is one of the hosts of the Cinephile Hissy Fit Podcast on the Ruminations Radio Network and sponsored by Film Obsessive. As a school teacher by day, Don writes his movie reviews with life lessons in mind, from the serious to the farcical. He is a proud director and one of the founders of the Chicago Indie Critics and a voting member of the nationally-recognized Critics Choice Association, Online Film Critics Society, North American Film Critics Association, International Film Society Critics Association, Internet Film Critics Society, Online Film and TV Association, and the Celebrity Movie Awards.

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