Not at all what I expected from the starting title, and knowing nothing going in, but I enjoyed this character piece quite a bit. What’s left unsaid throughout is compelling, intriguing, and beautiful.
Its a strange thing when a franchise opts to jump sub genres in order to pass the torch of a franchise. The film seems to be chasing for something akin to ET, but is also so mired in servicing fans that it does little more than retread the original. Films have done this in the past to far greater success (The Force Awakens and Creed come to mind), but it’s rather confounding why the film feels so relatively joyless (and…
I could never get into the book, and - I suppose - to that end the movie was a faithful adaptation because I connected with very little of the story being told on screen.
Dune is an exercise in tedium, so caught up in its world that it lets its characters get caught up in the sand storm of politics. Despite a star-studded cast there is little room for the audience to become close to any of the characters they…