Denis Villeneuve is the man!There’s only one word that came into my mind after watching it: finally.
Finally, a blockbuster that isn’t afraid to be primarily driven by drama and tension, and doesn’t undercut its own tone by throwing in a joke every 30 seconds.Finally, a blockbuster that puts actual effort in its cinematography, and doesn’t have a bland or calculated colour palette.Finally, a blockbuster with a story that has actual substance and themes, and doesn’t rely on intertextual references to create a fake sheen of depth.Finally, a blockbuster that doesn’t pander to China by having big, loud and overblown action sequences, but relies on practical and grounded spectacle instead (it has big sand worms, you really don’t need to throw anything at the screen besides that).Finally, a blockbuster that actually feels big, because it isn’t primarily shot in close ups, or on a sound stage.And of course: finally, a blockbuster that isn’t a fucking prequel, sequel, or connected to an already established IP somehow.
(Yeah, I know Tenet did those things as well, but I couldn’t get into that because the characters were so flat and uninteresting).
This just checks all the boxes. An engaging story with subtext, very well set up characters, great acting (like James Gunn, Villeneuve's great at accentuating the strengths of limited actors like Dave Bautista and Jason Momoa), spectecular visuals and art design (desaturated but not in an ugly washed out way), pacing (slow but it never drags), directing, one of Hans Zimmer’s best scores: it’s all here.I only have one real criticism: there’s too much exposition, especially in the first half.It can occasionally hold your hand by referencing things that have already been established previously, and some scenes of characters explaining stuff to each other could’ve been conveyed more visually.Other than that, it’s easily one of the best films of the year.I’ve seen some people critiquing it for being incomplete, which is true, but this isn’t just a set up for a future film. It feels like a whole meal, there are pay offs in this, and the characters progress (even if, yes, their arcs are still incomplete).
I can see two things happening from now on.Either people will go and see it, and they’ll reject it because it’s too weird and has too much of an artistic bend.Or people won’t even bother because it isn’t a prequel, sequel or part of an established IP.In any case: I don’t see this getting a straight up sequel with at least some commercial consessions.But even if that happens, at least we’ll always have this one.Similar to the book, its biggest achievement will hopefully come from all the stuff it’ll inspire for the future.
Everything I wanted it to be and more. Perfectly cast and excellent soundtrack by Hans Zimmer. Epic Sci-Fi at its best.
I see that people are optimistic but isn't Dune a sprawling epic. I don't think a movie with even great actors can really captured the magic that made the Dune series as beloved as it is. I would have rather watched this on HBO than in the theater. So, fingers crossed and I hope it doesn't fail.
Everything I wanted it to be, blew my mind. I think this has the potential to become a saga as popular as Star Wars (but potentially for an broader audience) and such. I've got my fingers crossed for the potential of a second movie.
So they turned Muad'Dib into edward scissorhands in a desert. They dragged the story on and on with endless slow mo and flash forwards. Dissapointing, the cinematography and soundtrack was brilliant but thats all. 5/10 is generous. Ive read the books and watched all the dune tv shows and the 1984 movie and i would recommend them as a must watch before this.
This work is important, majestic, biblical, huge.
Sadly, a lot of time has passed since my last visit to a cinema and there couldn't have been a more appropriate movie to watch there.In fact, I consider it important because watching Dune we are all reminded that we still cannot do without cinemas.
This piece of art shocks, us spectators, very hard for the sounds and music, the scenography, and the customs. To those who said they didn't feel particularly connected to the characters, I must say that I think it was intended to be this way.This is one of the reasons I find this movie majestic and biblical because it's a bit like watching photographs from the past or watching a paint: you hardly empathize with the characters in it, but you're able to admire the beauty and you can still feel certain emotions.
But at the same time watching Dune is clearly a more immersive experience compared to watching a paint. It's a journey from the perspective of an omniscient narrator to a dystopian futuristic world, made of technology, tyranny, and sand
Slow and boring, pretentious BS with great visuals and BGM. Good cast wasted. Cliché! Weird doesn't mean it's good or unique or a cult classic.. A waste of time IMO.Arrakis=Middle east, Spice=Oil, Other houses=White men fighting for the oil:joy:
When you watch a movie and wish that it went for another 2 hours - fantastic.
I've just seen it in cinema. Very powerful movie combined with a better soundtrack.
Can't wait for the second part!
A religious experience.This movie brings story telling and action sequences at the right pace.
Unless this is successful in the box office, we won't get a part two from this director. Please, even if you don't go into the theater, buy a ticket.
To say this was an emotionally rewarding experience, I have to also state when I was a teenager I read the trilogy four times, and the following Herbert Sr. books twice each...forty years ago. I've been waiting a long time. Yes, this was an emotionally satisfying experience. That's on me. I know the story, and....SPOILER ALERT...That was before I understood the, "white savior," trope. I mean, I understood Frank Herbert said he wanted to explore what it would take to set-up a messiah...make People believe in one and follow one. But, I did not understand it is a warning. I did not understand that what happens to the Fremen is not a good thing -- what happens to EVERYONE as a result of Leto the Second following, "The Golden Path," is not a good thing. It's the ultimate warning... "Beware of someone coming in from outside promising to fix everything, and lead you to paradise," because you'll prolly just get bent over. And, even if it saves you from The Great Pause, you'll be bored for a very long time.
As a teen, and, even now, I'm enchanted by the secret powers of the Bene Geserit, the Bashar Teg, the Axolotle Tanks (female Tleilaxu) and the final Ghola of Idaho.
I'm a video addicted ADHD mo'fo, and I want very much for there to be a part two AND a part six...!!! I'm gonna buy a ticket. I hope you'll join me.
I really wanted to love this because I adored both Arrival and Blade Runner 2049 but this was one of the dullest things I’ve ever seen. Didn’t connect to any of the characters or care about anything that happened. Even the incredible production design and cinematography didn’t make this watchable to me.
Brillant brilliant brilliant. This is truly a cinematic masterpiece that demands to be seen on the big screen. I have not read the book and didn‘t know anything about the story. Still I was immediately drawn into this beautiful and vast universe that Frank Herbert created and Dennis Villeneuve brought to life in this breathtaking film adaption. The acting is superb and the cinematography is top-notch. The soundtrack by Hans Zimmer is so otherworldly which fits the movie perfectly. As this was only Part 1 of the story I really hope we‘ll see Part 2 in the near future. I‘m definitely hooked on this franchise now. Next stop will be reading the book.
DUNE is one of those - You either really love it - or really hate it shows.
I watch DUNE with an eye towards the epic that it is, not so much tied up in any one character or story - but imagining its the universe I live in. - The imagination and the epic of dune lasts long after he credits roll. For days and weeks, I can imagine scenarios or picture events in the film and ask myself the question of, what would I do if... For the people that do this, this is what makes DUNE.
I'm glad to see they're attempting a remake. - Let's give it a chance.
I don’t think I’ve ever literally been on the edge of my seat for like 3/4 of a movie before. I may have lost about 20% of my hearing-
but it was totally worth it
This is one of the worst movies I've seen this year
the movie was trying so hard to be cryptic and the director did a very poor job with the flow of this film
also one of the things that bothered me the most was his timings for music, they feel very off in most scenes he put them in
you see people walking with nothing happing but the music is blasting high and so dramatic which felt very off
also one of the main cons of this film is that they dragged it soooooo much and halfway through the film I figured out what they're doing and that they want to save the plots for the sequel
they were name dropping left and right and mention terms and figures in the story that made the viewers confused and disconnected
I wasn't invested in any of the characters so I felt no worry for any of them to die which is very bad for any film
overall I give it 4/10 and I'm probably skipping the sequel
2/10 too much sand.
In all seriousness, it was decent. I'm not really sure how much I enjoyed it though. I enjoyed the final act, and I was intrigued in the first act, but the middle part of the movie I did not enjoy all that much. If I had watched this movie while tired I'd have probably fallen asleep half way through. It's certainly beautiful to look at, and the sound is fantastic. But the pacing is definitely quite slow (not necessarily a bad thing) and I came away feeling as though there wasn't really all that much substance. Perhaps after watching a sequel I'll feel differently.
I liked it a lot but it's painfully slow and too long for an introduction.
Its only defect is an unbalanced pace. The "collapse of the premise" and the scene where Paul realizes its path would have been a perfect finale, the last hour is already of the sequel. A summarisation of the last part in the desert would have been better, the alternative being an other movie instead of just two, a classic intermediate chapter of "rebuild and preparation" of the hero towards the final clash as a third movie.
Waiting for the sequel whether to decide for an 8 or a 9.
Just saw it at the IMAX movie theater and it was really epic! I’m probably going back to see it again. Part 2 must be made.
Need I remind you only the first part of the story is being shot right now. Be prepared for this to bomb and part two never getting made.
With the combination of Denis Villeneuve and Eric Roth this is bound to be a good if not great movie
Huge fan of of the book series and even Lynch's movie. I am cautious but hopeful in regards to this upcoming movie.
My reaction to this movie is the “I ain’t reading all that. I’m happy for you tho. Or sorry that happened” meme to all the Dune book fans out there. It was honestly very whatever with no real weight or attachment.
Is there going to be a 2nd movie? Feels unfinished compared with the 1984 film. All-star cast of actors. I completely enjoyed the movie.
Can we stop casting Zendaya in things. She is a literally nobody.
I'm watching the movie, but so far.....
I don't like this Timothy person as the lead. They should have cast someone with more charm and personality. I just looked up and saw how stupid his name is spelled: Timothée. I don't like him.
The actors in this movie take their parts so seriously! But what they are talking about is just so bland and not interesting. There is nothing entertaining about this movie except the visuals. It is as dry and boring as dust.
Only Jason Momoa has enough personality to keep me watching. I would have turned it off by now without him, but I am trying to wait for Zendaya to appear.... I have seen her now and the movie didn't get better.
The movie is filled with too much discussion of future prophesy. You are FORCED to keep watching to make any sense out of anything you have seen.
Knowing this is part 1 of a 2 part story and the 1st half of this half is NOT interesting... I can turn it off now without wasting 2 hours of my life learning about how spice turns people's eyes blue.
Great visuals, sound, cast, direction. A great introduction to the world of Dune. The story of a boy that becomes a man. Do not expect a conclusion for all the stories that are being told... There will be a second one. I praise this film for a more than narrative experience.
I feel like I barely saw anything in the first hour. Very very slow start and made me feel like they are dragging it on to make it into multiple movies for money. Quantity rather than quality. As it went on, the story got better. The cast was marvelously done, yet the characters weren't given much script - mostly zoom in shots and beauty shots...I found that strange and didn't add to the storyline. The script was bare as well. Some good action was sprinkled in, great visual effects as well, so we know where the money was spent - cast, costumes, makeup and effects - but where was the money for decent writers to beef up the storyline and the characters? The last hour and a half had some more action and a little more storyline, but like I mentioned; there is no depth in the script. So I found myself lost more than a few times even though I wanted to understand this films' universe.
trailer is best Dune movie ever, but whole 155mins movie is totaly boring and waste of time
the visuals, the world building, cinematography, soundtrack i can go on and on, what an epic adventure
Can someone answer me this? So there’s one planet that has the ingredient for Interstellar space travel. How did all the other planets get space travel and get to this one planet for this ingredient? Because, the one planet with the ingredient is populated with backward people with no technology.
Excellent in every way :clap: :ok_hand:. Looking forward to part 2.
Simply amazing, what a great movie. It surpassed my expectations, loved it.Hopefully the second part will be as good as this one. 9 of 10.
watching it again- it's absolutely made boring by it's terribly dull soundtrack!
it's proper hampered by another Hans Zimmer copy and paste job, . featuring a long yell (just before an important thing happens) filled soundtrack that doesn't match anything on screen., action scenes are scored like an epic landscape.
the dream sequences quickly become nauseating, due to their multiple showings and super slow motions, and they're also described shortly after.
David Lynch be like all green with the envy
I thought it was fantastic, but I'm really curious to know what people who aren't already familiar with the story think, I know who all these characters are and what their relationships are. I know what a mentat is (unlike my spell check apparently). I wonder if it is as awe-inspiring to someone coming into the universe for the first time.
It could've been 5 hours and I would still be watching it without a second of being bored or distracted, truly beautiful.
For me the only shortcoming was the score, I expected much more from Zimmer
"I have seen this place in a dream, he thought. The thought was both reassuring and frustrating. Somewhere ahead of him on this path, the fanatic hordes cut their gory path across the universe in His name. The green and black Atreides banner would become a symbol of terror. Wild legions would charge into battle screaming their war cry: Muad'Dib!"
So it begins...
Denis Villeneuve is the Mahdi of every Dune fan. He has done for Dune what Peter Jackson did for LOTR, gave the source material the scale and the effort it deserved. It doesn't follow the script of your typical high budget movie, it doesn't hit the notes you'd expect, doesn't retread the same old path we've seen countless times in countless other movies and it's all the better for it.
It follows the book, albeit in its own way here and there, and it does so in Villeneuve's gorgeous visual style. This is a feast for the eyes and a dream come true for any Dune fan. Now, we just have to hope releasing it on HBO Max doesn't hurt the profit that might prevent Part Two from coming out, despite WB saying they'll green light the project regardless.
They fucking better.
It's as epic as I expected/hoped and a great contender for movie of the year for me. Really looking forward to the next one. The cast didn't disappoint. Although the parallels with Star Wars and/or Lord of the Rings are abundant at times, it didn't bother me. The story has a nice flow to it and even though it's a set up for more movies it gets right into it. There's little to no fluff, which is nice. It's sets up an amazing world that I want to explore more. A really great watch!
I enjoyed the movie, given that I'm not too familiar with the lore of Dune but I will say this, it's a better Star Wars movie than SW ever was.
Having said that, there were moments that the movie yearned for better fight scenes, and to be frank, it's 2021, even babies are accustomed to gore/blood in their movies, so the lack of it in some scenes really was lackluster. That was my main gripe, if they had that in some of the scenes would've been more impactful and it would've gotten a 9/10 from me.
What's the point of this movie? It doesn't make any sense.
I think I'm the only person in this universe who didn't know that this movie will cover only the first half of the first book.With that in mind, I think this was a genius move. However slow was the story, the movie flew by. It was awesome, the actors were awesome, every little detail was fantastic. This is a great adaptation of the book, and I'm really looking forward to the next part. I can't really write anything else right now, the whole movie is great, and it's awesome that it takes itself so serious. It made the story even better - I wasn't really convinced by the trailers, I had my doubts (that this will be just like any other blockbuster sci-fi movie), but alas, here is a story with tension and intrigue and mysterious natives and sandworms and spaceships. And they meshed together like they were meant to from the beginning - so if that's not a genius' work, than I don't what is.
i couldn't find a valid link, all links point to older 1980's version, tried both Oath and Crew, Venom
Watched Dune a second time in cinema last night. Before I watched it the first time I was really looking forward to this for a long time. Now after watching I must admit I have more critic than I thought I'd have unexpectedly in fields I didn't expected as almost all Denis Villeneuve are benchmarks in those. Like I know how Hans Zimmers score is hyped right now all around and its not that I don't like it, but I expected it way more different, with unique and exotic samples, have overall more influences of world music, specially arabic - as everyones knows Dune is inspired alot by arabic/nomadic cultures. I also feel that some of the themes of the score don't match the ongoing scenes/visuals. There were also some scenes where I didn't liked the editing or staging. Despite everything it's defi worth seeing and quite a experience. Tho, I think the second Film will conclude how to rate it in a whole right now I rated it 7 temporary.
So, despite if it's a good movie overall or not I think it's a important one. It's a experience worth and I can only encourage everyone interested to have that in a cinema.
I heard great things about the books and I guess this movie doesn’t capture it.I find it very boring and slow. Spectacular visual effects and soundtrack of course. But I fee that the direction was not for me.
A bit slow but I recommend watching Blade Runner 2049 or Arrival first. To get used to Denis Villeneuve‘s work. Since he is more about the story, visuals and a lot of dialogue than non-stop action.The film is like an old school epic that are made much anymore, nevertheless. A stunning and engaging epic. If you liked this, check out.: Blade Runner 2049, Arrival, Dune (1984), FRANK HERBERT'S 'DUNE', Children of Dune
9,5/10Incredible story, Incredible actors, Incredible score, Incredible filming, Incredible costume - you see everything was incredible
I saw this film last night and it's been a long time, since The Lord of the Rings I suppose, that I haven't been so gripped by a film. I never read the books but I was lucky enough to discover the 1984 movie.
This new version is artistically, in terms of picture, music and direction, a pure masterpiece.
My advise to all those who will go to see this film is to disconnect from your knowledge and/or your preconceptions. Just sit and watch it as if it was the first time you enter the Dune univers.
Great narrative, epicness of events, vast environments, charismatic characters, well-fitter music. One of my best movie experiences. Can't wait for part 2.
Like Show and Tell but it's mostly tell.
One of the reasons I loved Blade Runner 2049 was the sheer artistry of the imagery, cohesive story line be damned.
I hoped to find that here as well (Dune was my most anticipated film of the year), but found the cinematography took backseat to the story. What scenery they had here was magnificent, but either Deakins' absence is showing or Villeneuve's choice to emphasize the narrative is telling.
I liked the movie, despite its dissatisfying ending, but I saw it the day of its release in France and had pre-ordered tickets for an IMAX showing three days after... but I ended up canceling those.
I'll see it again in theaters, just to make sure my score is a result of dashed expectations, but this wasn't the Fury Road / Blade Runner 2049 cross over I was hoping for.
It has been all the good I expected and more, Denis Villeneuve is showing off again. Now to wait for the second part.
OMG , Denis Villeneuv you are the man.
The OSTVisualsArt directionStory
everything fits perfectly....
except Timothée Chalamet. Perhaps a recast was in order.
However, I can swallow that!
Dune is finally perfect. So much perfect you can read it from the books :100:
Cheers to Dune! Welcome back Cinema!!!
Right of the bat, I am a huge fan of the book so, yes, I'm biased. I watched the movie with great expectation and was not impressed at all. You don't get to connect with the characters and the movie does not capture the complex mysticism of Dune and the spice.
For a 3h movie that covers only half of the book, so much is missing. I have no expectations that they can recover from this in the second movie. Stick to the 1984 version...
It was good. But …
-) I didn’t know it was only half the story (half the first book).-) it was missing an introduction. The world wasn’t explained and the characters weren’t introduced. No problem if you know the book, but hard to follow if you don’t.-) it’s been quite long for not that much story.-) it’s exactly the (half) book - no artistic freedom.
I have always been a big fan of any of the dune series.. I remember watching the first one growing as a teenager. Then they did the sci-fi remakes.. which really loved those also. Because it made the movie even longer and kept you in the dune movie. Because I really loved the whole dune thing. Who doenst love worms that can eat cars and city blocks. You can't forget spice... which would be in our real world something like "Mary Jane or Coke". I have been seeing some small previews on hbo I think. Oretty sure there going to put them on digital release like most shows. By the release date it's showing. The previews that I have seen, it's looking good so far.
Dune is one of the best stories ever written.
It's releasing OCT-22-2021, not the 1st.
I really can't wait to see this. Denis Villeneuve is one of the best directors we've seen the past 2 decades
release date delayed to October 1st 2021