Why DUNE Is A Modern Masterpiece
Dune 2021 is a modern masterpiece. In my opinion, Denis Villeneuve’s Dune movie is a masterpiece of modern cinema that perfectly blends the spectacle with the art of the big screen experience. In this video essay, I discuss why Denis Villeneuve’s Dune is the best movie of the year, one that will change the genre of science fiction and the cinematic landscape of storytelling. Paul Atreides leads nomadic tribes in a battle to control the desert planet Arrakis. Dune is an upcoming epic science fiction film directed by Denis Villeneuve with a screenplay by Jon Spaihts, Villeneuve, and Eric Roth. The film is an international co-production of Canada, Hungary, the United Kingdom, and the United States. It is the first of a planned two-part adaptation of the 1965 novel of the same name by Frank Herbert, which will cover roughly the first half of the book. The film stars an ensemble cast including Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Josh Brolin, Stellan Skarsgård, Dave Bautista, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Zendaya, David Dastmalchian, Chang Chen, Sharon Duncan-Brewster, Charlotte Rampling, Jason Momoa, and Javier Bardem.
It was….ok. Visually stunning of course. But, It wasn’t the spectacle cinema needs these days imo. We need something that will knock peoples’s heads off, like when Star Wars came out in 1977. To reinvigorate the art of cinema. I think gone are the days of walking out of the cinema with no words for how good the movie was. The Gladiator or the first Matrix were the last of those. Maybe the LOTR movies too. They just don’t make movies like that anymore. The effort and imagination just aren’t there now. Hollywood is all about inclusion checkmarks and franchises now. Prequel, sequel, remake, etc. Then we have the activists who have wormed their way in to the process, ruining it imo.
Having read the book, seen all versions of the Lynch Dune and the TV series…I already know this story. So, that was partly to blame for me not feeling it more. I like it yes. But it wasn’t the jaw dropping movie I would have wanted. It also has you feeling incomplete because it’s only half the book, or less.
Thanks for the review @Mustangride1, you got me genuinely excited about this movie now. Also, a bit relieved 😅
Dune – Spoiler Review – Bring On Part II
Geekin’ with James Hancock
My spoiler review for ‘Dune’ from director Denis Villeneuve
Dune – Movie Review
Geeks + Gamers
I’ll care when they release the whole story.
For now I am watching the 1984 movie in 4k and it rocks. ;)
But I am happy to hear this one seems at lease decent.
DUNE First Reaction – This Movie Was MADE For IMAX!
RK Outpost Live
Have not seen it yet. Reading book 1 again after over a decade and I didn’t like it first time, but after reading all the other books, number one is like candy now. It really just drops you right into the story right away. There’s not set-up. I might not see it until next week. I have zero hype. For every good review, there is another that says it is boring. I liked Blade Runner, but never re-visited it for a long time. Saw it again recently and it was much, much better the second time. He handles story well, Denis does. For me, reading has really taken over and it actually makes me appreciate the non-readers, just to see their perspectives.
Without seeing the movie yet, will say this, for those who see movie before reading book, it’s an excellent decision to watch first. Book really flows now.
Odin says box office does NOT look great. There you go. Not gonna be a Part Two.
Dune (2021) Review and Box Office Update
Dune (2021) is finally here and though I enjoyed it thoroughly, I can see why some general audiences could leave scratching their heads after it
Saw a review that made me laugh of a couple and the guy was chewing out Warner Bros. and saying they should all be on a plane to the desert right now to film part 2
Dune (2021) Review | Quinn’s Ideas
THIS REVIEW HAS SPOILERS! I finally saw Villeneuve’s Dune. I am so happy right now. This Review has SPOILERS!
‘Dune’ Director Denis Villeneuve Breaks Down the Gom Jabbar Scene | Vanity Fair
In this episode of “Notes on a Scene,” ‘Dune’ director Denis Villeneuve breaks down the scene where Paul Atreides (Timothée Chalamet) is challenged to a test, the Gom Jabbar, to see if his humanity will overcomes his animal impulses. A poisoned needle is held to his neck to incentivize him to complete the test. Denis explains how he built such a tense scene with the layering of an ancient aesthetic and visual effects.
Thanks for Drinker video. Watched the whole thing. I saw Dune and will see it again, but I found it slow and got a sinking feeling during it that it won’t get the sequel. Odin Reviews says it’s not making it, but Twitter loves it and Twitter is raving about it, which tells me that Twitter is not real life. The thing is, most movies are slow to me since I watched too much media hype in life. Americans used to watch baseball and horse races, which are slow, pleasant outings that went more at the slower pace of life. I felt like Denis took his time with the audience and when was the last time someone really took time with you? Everything is rushed now. I like the commitment and conviction and effort that they put in. Also, I like the Dune logo and the Dune brand and think it deserves to be a franchise. I liked the Lynch movie and especially, likes the Syfy series. Someone told me old cinema was slow like this, like Lawrence of Arabia. I have no problem with the ending and would have sat for 5 hours of it, but I did squirm thinking that audiences would find it too boring. DUNE is odd and eerie in that I always expect more from it in terms of books and what it happening.
Dune 2021 Review [Spoilers]
A discussion of my initial thoughts after watching Denis Villeneuve’s Dune Part 1 on the big screen. Spoiler Warning as I will be discussing significant plot points including brief comparisons to the book as well as other adaptations.
Dune: Motivation of The Bene Gesserit Explained in FIVE Minutes
The Bene Gesserit sisterhood has been in operation for thousands of years. Allow me to explain.
The Politics of Dune Explained In FIVE Minutes
Explaining the politics of DUNE! Who is the emperor? What is the Landsraad?
One thing Dune does have is a small core of dedicated fans that never tire of talking about it.
Secrets of Dune
And there are some others. Also, I like reading about Dune on the Fandom site and other sites. Even though I read all the books, there are always things I missed. It’s just so much. It will never be Star Wars. In fact, looking back, Star Wars and The Matrix were probably the two movies that represented a kind of leap forward. Not sure about others.
This author said he liked the movie and then, rips it to shreds in his critique. “There is literally not a single memorable line, melody, motif, or chord progression. The entire score sounds like two hours of improvised synthwankery cranked up during mastering.” He’s right about that.
Dune (2021) Review
Text version: https://dvspress.com/dune-2021-review/
DUNE PART 2 CONFIRMED!
Dune Part Two has been announced and I’m so happy!
DUNE PART TWO OFFICIALLY GREENLIT RELEASE DATE ANNOUNED OCT 2023
Mr H Reviews