professional movie pleb, at your service o7
Very glad this was delayed, as it gave me enough time to read the first book in the series before I saw this. From the perspective of someone who recently read the book, this movie is wonderful but flawed.
There are so many intricacies you miss out on: the tense political events, rich but cryptic dialogue, and the endless suspicion that follows the Atreide's arrival on Arrakis.
But nonetheless, Villeneuve's adaptation of the universe is faithful and incredibly atmospheric, as close as you can get to the first part of the book in a film setting.