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Chez Wombat
post Sep 9 2020, 05:50 PM
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I couldn't find a thread. The new epic Science fiction film based on the classic novel by Franz Herbert from the 1950s and the first of a planned two part adaptation directed by Denis Villeneuve (Arrival, Blade Runner 2049), Out (hopefully) December 2020.

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post Sep 9 2020, 05:53 PM
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My most anticipated movie of the year, love his work and I'm sure he can do this justice, the cast looks excellent! wub.gif

I've finally got round to starting the book as well so hopefully I'd have finished it before I can see it! It was an inspiration for Star Wars, so I don't know how it took me so long to get it.
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New release date 22nd October 2021
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post Aug 19 2021, 06:20 PM
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The last trailer did look a little bit more...Hollywood-ised than I would've liked (please no massive action scenes and constant one-liners, this isn't Marvel), but I've still got hope with the director and it looks seriously stunning.
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Just watched Dune and if you like Villeneuve you will love it, and it is very different to Lynch's version (which I love.) If you wanted a big dumb sci-fi adventure you clearly know nothing of the book or the director.
Some gripes, there is however so much detail and backstory left out. Some important characters (Thufir, Huey, Mapes) are barely featured and have cursory background motivation, others like Irulan are not even in it, whilst a couple of sequences, particularly the thopter escape, are drawn out too long. The Harkonnen though are far better this time out and Vladimir has a real air of menace about him.
Unfortunately, doing away with half of the book makes the film very light on plot and much of the run time is spent on mood and atmosphere rather than world building. Overall though it is stunning to see and hear, although I think those familiar with the books will get the most from it and I can help but feel that whilst Lynch tried too hard to cram in the background and confused people, Villeneuve has left too much aside and may do the same to those unprepared to pay attention.
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