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 Dune (2021) 

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 Dune (2021) 
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Post Re: Dune (2021)
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yeah only complaint is that it wasn't long enough.

someone said this is Game of Thrones + Star Wars and I was worried cuz I hate star wars. Nothing like those movies other than space stuff. much closer to the quality of GoT.


Agreed, I didn't want it to end, which is pretty impressive for a 2.5 hour film. I almost wish they had pulled a Ben Hur and made it 3hrs 30min long. I mean Return of the King was 3hrs 20min.

Guarantee if this had been the entire book it would be viewed as one of the best sci fi films ever and would be a massive crowd pleaser.

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I'm guessing a lot of fans of the book are pleased because they are able to pick up meta information which didn't even make sense for people who didn't read the books. I feel a lot of it is lost in translation to big screen thus I don't feel it was a great adaptation. I wrote about my issues with the movie in the other thread so I'm not going to discuss them again here but overall I just felt it has content but it felt over-directed and didn't build enough relationships or characters.


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A masterpiece.

Denis Villeneuve has done it again. One of the best films I’ve ever seen. I will have seen it 6x by the end of this weekend.

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Tue Oct 26, 2021 10:42 pm
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It was so much better in the theater for the second viewing. A little ashamed I didn't wait but hey it is the world we live in.

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It was good and obviously visually breathtaking but as someone who hasn't read the books and wasn't familiar with the source material I found it very hard to follow. It also drags by the end, the final fight is completely unnecessary. The performances are all strong but I found Rebecca Ferguson and surprisingly Jason Momoa best in show - he was 100% more charismatic here than in the Aquaman movies for me. B


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I was wondering how non-familiar viewers would take the main story. In the Book, the Baron lays out his entire plan in Chapter 2, including the fact that Dr Yueh is the traitor, and what follows is watching Duke Leto making all the right moves to counter the trap he walked in, but losing anyways. In the film I thought it was played as more of a Red Wedding surprise slaughter angle where anyone could die at any moment. Which I think works better for the audience they are going for, but could also be confusing.


One thing I didn't get in the first viewing was the visions Paul has of Japes, where they are friends and also have a mentor/apprentice type of relationship, similar to what he had with Jason Mamoa. Japes does end up teaching him the ways of the desert, but in a more tragic way than was predicted. I still think they should have done the 'he gives water to the dead' part though.

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Mildly disappointed. The film was beautiful, epic, and occasionally exciting, but felt so incredibly incomplete. Did not feel like a satisfying movie that stands on its own, unlike other big “Part 1” movies—specifically Fellowship of the Ring, my favorite LotR movie.

I do feel I need to give it another shot before settling on an opinion/grade. I saw it in a giant theater where the volume was aggressively, distractingly, almost painfully loud. As a result, I missed a lot of dialogue (which was echoey and immediately overshadowed by any sound fx), and frequently couldn’t even hear the score (except for the yelling vocal tracks).

So, for now I’ll withhold an ‘official’ opinion, but I kind of agree with many of the criticisms. This is coming from a big fan of sci-fi generally, huge stan of Villeneuve, big fan of many of the actors, and who loved the book when I read it ~15 years ago. That said, I’m still rooting for it to be successful. Part II has potential to be amazing.

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To be more specific: I agree with criticisms about the characters not feeling developed or that we’re given sufficient reason to feel emotionally invested. When people started dying, I was actively wishing I cared more. Usually I’m a sucker for any heart-string pulling, so the fact that I felt somewhat removed from basically every character isn’t great. Duncan Idaho and Liet Kynes (ambassador lady) were the stand outs for me.

Also I agree with those who argue this movie feels like it’s pure set-up. Technically a lot happens but none of it carries that much weight, particularly towards the last hour when you can start to feel it’s building to a big fat To Be Continued... Not a single thread felt conclusive in any way, so it’s hard to feel satisfied with the movie on its own. Hopefully Part II justifies this Part while also blowing it out of the water.

Again, I need to rewatch it, the theater was so fucking loud it was accosting.

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The movie will surely be better at second viewing but as you rightly pointed the narrative is all about To Be Continued specially for non-book readers. A LOT happens but holistically nothing happens as well.


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Dune was the best Star Wars movie since Return of the Jedi. :-D

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lilmac wrote:
Dune was the best Star Wars movie since Return of the Jedi. :-D


Dude you got your Star Wars, LOTR and other blockbusters mixed.


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