I am going to try and give a non-spoiler revue, but as many have read the books or know the story I might slip.
1st The scale and size of the movie even on the small screen is insane, IMax is a must without doubt and when it is released in the US, I will be there to see it.
2nd To address the “Race swap” of Dr. Liet Kynes, the only ones who have a reason to make it a reason are ones looking to inject politics or race in to their criticism of the movie. Kynes being a female in this move was no issue at all for me and I have been a fan of the books and all attempts at making it for screen since I was 12ish that 40+ years.
3rd Jason was Jason and pulled off a good Duncan, I can see if they go deep in to the series he can be Duncan.
4th For the rest of the cast, Excellent in all aspects, The Baron blew me away, awesome job on him and reminded me a lot of Marlon Brando’s portrayal of Colonel Walter Kurtz. I was very skeptical on Rebecca Ferguson as Lady Jessica, She pulled it off well.
Now as to the story telling, It felt like the Dune Verse, but I wish they would have touched more on the back-story of the houses, (that may come in the next movie). This made the pacing seem a little rushed. My best guess is this is a set-up for the second movie. There were a lot of scenes in trailers not in this movie so they are either cut and left on the editing floor or there is already a second movie and possibly 3rd made or being made.
I am giving this the Rare 10 of 10 even with some minor nit-picking flaws or my personal wishes to have seen. For a set-up to get people in to the story this movie did it, now can Deny pull off the remainder of the Book. If he can this will stay a 10. If not I would drop it to an 8.5 as you have to pull off the entire story. Lets face it GOT Seasons 1 through 4 were about as close to flawless perfection as we had seen in years. I would and did rank them 8.5 to 10. Yet now I cannot go back to watch them as the others season and final destroyed them and as a whole I rank the series now as (0) as in unwatchable.
Last thought. If you are a true fan of DUNE, go into this with an open mind that this is only the first in the probable trilogy and as a set0-up goes, it was done very well. Also, I have already heard people trying to compare this to LOT or Star Wars. You cannot compare apples to oranges, so do not try.
should have titled that video that got removed, so that I can recall what’s being removed. It’s always just out of curiosity.
Quinn talking about revenue of Dune. Almost at break even already.
Dune – Spoiler-Free Review
Geekin’ with James Hancock
My spoiler-free review for ‘Dune’ from director Denis Villeneuve.
First Dune Reaction
Gary Nerdrotic talked about seeing it on today’s stream. He said he’d have to see it again before he says more. He was not raving about it, but wants to see it on a bigger screen.
DUNE Review – The Best Movie Of The Year
Dune 2021 is the best movie of the year. Denis Villeneuve’s Dune movie is a stunning adaptation of Frank Herbert’s work but it’s also another masterpiece from the auteur filmmaker. In this video, I give you my spoiler free review of Denis Villeneuve’s science-fiction epic, Dune, discussing why it’s my film of the year. What is your reaction to Dune 2021 and is it one of your favourite movies of the year too? Let me know in the comments below.
Paul Atreides leads nomadic tribes in a battle to control the desert planet Arrakis.
DUNE (2021) Footage + Promo Images Analysis | Part 1
New DUNE review, No Spoilers
The Morris House of Wizardry
We witnessed the birth of the greatest movie since “Lord of the Rings” – DUNE. We both love the book and waited for the movie for a long time. Now it’s out, and here is what we have to say about it.
They are just cute. Made me giggle.
Also, on a side note, there are is not a lot of artwork for Duncan Idaho. Swordmaster Duncan is neglected by the Art community.
Dune Lore: The Fate of the Sardaukar
Oct 12, 2021
A discussion of the role the Sardaukar have in the outworking of Frank Herbert’s Dune and what ultimately happens to these warriors as the saga unfolds. Spoiler warning as I will be discussing major events occurring throughout the first few books of the series. In a previous video I’ve discussed where these fighters come from and why they are so feared.
Dune (2021) – Movie Review | A Sci-Fi Epic
This is my Spoiler Free Dune Movie Review. Explain your thoughts on this movie and its ending below. Leave your Dune Reviews and Reactions in the comments, and I need to know if you liked Dune 2021.
A mythic and emotionally charged hero’s journey, “Dune” tells the story of Paul Atreides, a brilliant and gifted young man born into a great destiny beyond his understanding, must travel to the most dangerous planet in the universe to ensure the future of his family and his people. As malevolent forces explode into conflict over the planet’s exclusive supply of the most precious resource in existence-a commodity capable of unlocking humanity’s greatest potential-only those who can conquer their fear will survive
Dune (2021) FRESH Out The Theater Reaction!!! (NO SPOILERS)
Just My Opinion Reviews
Why DUNE is a Cinematic Masterpiece | Dune Movie Review
Dune is officially hitting theaters on OCTOBER 22nd and also on HBO MAX. This is my early review of DUNE! Speaking about ” Why DUNE is a Cinematic Masterpiece” In this video, Zach Pope gives his movie review of DUNE!
I do not know this guy, so he might be a shill. He loves it. Says it’s on that epic level. I don’t trust anyone who compares it to LOTR yet.
Also, as stated before, Duncan Idaho needs more art. Why is there NOT more art of Duncan Idaho? Well, it means there are that many fans that are into him. That is a sticking point, unfortunately.
That would be an art challenge I would propose if I was someone in DeviantArt or ArtStation. Come up with signature looks for Duncan Idaho.
Dune REVIEW 2021 – NO SPOILERS
Beyond The Trailer
Posted just for the heck of it. She sucks. What a world to live in where a person like this has almost a million subscribers.
Not a good review at all. She puts forward arguments that were debunked weeks ago. She must think her views are dumb.
I Watched DUNE and It Was Amazing | NYFF Movie Review
The Film Drunk
Denis Villeneuve’s Dune opens in a couple of weeks in wide release, but the reviews are already up and it’s 90% fresh on the tomatometer: looks like he nailed it. People who have read the novel will surely find David Klion’s review in The New Republic most interesting, as it covers the important bases that non-fans won’t care about.
But while the Harkonnens may lack redeeming qualities, the Atreides were never meant to be as straightforwardly benevolent as they initially come across, and Villeneuve grasps this. Early in the film, Chalamet’s Paul is critical of his own family’s quasi-liberal conceit that they can run Arrakis as an extractive colony without oppressing their Fremen subjects, and of the Bene Gesserit’s religious manipulations of those same subjects. But by the film’s end, Paul has decided to exploit the Fremen himself in order to enact his revenge on the Harkonnens and the Emperor, has personally killed one Fremen in combat, and has experienced prescient visions of the galactic-scale killing that will follow from his actions.
The movie covers half the book. Klion rightly notes that it would be “criminal” if the second half doesn’t get made, but I’d go as far as to say that the matter of Dune Messiah—the first sequel—is required shooting too. It’s not really a sequel at all, but a relatively brief coda which makes much clear that Paul is bad news, not a savior.