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So much potential wasted in a male!

Bene Gesserit are like the space coven of Amy Dunnes and I love them. Usually in Villeneuve's movies I am annoyed with women being portrayed in old-fashioned, male view of the female role: to silently endure. Even when they are the lead of his movies their role is to quietly suffer, never lash out, never show spark (to Villeneuve's credit unlike in Nolan's films at least his female characters always feel like actual…

Dune

Dune

★★★★

Everything being epic doesn’t numb it actually feeling epic. I grow large with your desert power. (On HBO Max, have been convinced to see it in IMAX, will suckle from the big corporate mother that Villeneuve similarly serves. Glad he’s doing so well.)

Let’s get this out of the way first: Denis Villeneuve’s Dune is actually Dune Part One. This is the first chapter in a story that is reliant on a conclusion, a fact that makes this film more difficult to independently evaluate. As a teaser for later Dune, this film is a huge success. I left the cinema ready to see the next (if it is ever made), excited to step back into this well realised world. As a film in…

Dune

Dune

★★★★½

I had been a little skeptical about DUNE for over a year. Even with it being the most anticipated movie of 2021, the previous DUNE movie was a disaster and even after watching that version, I still had no idea what DUNE was about. So while everyone was making noise about the anticipation of Villeneuve’s DUNE, I was sitting in the back holding my breath, unsure how it’d turn out. 

DUNE is this decades new sci-fi/fantasy masterpiece on a scale…

Dune

Dune

★★★★★

I read through Dune while I was in high school and it's one among the most dense novels I'd ever read; one that seems almost unfilmable (the David Lynch adaptation proves that trying to condense the whole thing into one movie is a bad idea). Seeing how Denis Villeneuve would bring it to the screen also had me fairly apprehensive, but Villeneuve works around such constraints with relative ease, creating a new vision of Frank Herbert's novel that feels accessible…

Dune

Dune

★★★

Dune was fine I guess. A perfectly alright movie that was two and a half hours of set-up that could have been boiled down to an opening crawl at the start of whatever the next movie is supposed to be. I understand it’s a “serious” movie, but does it have to be so…void of life?

Everything is so staged, so manicured, so lacking in any sincere emotion, that I couldn’t help but just be…bored? most of the time. And the score…

Dune

Dune

★★★★½

large scale visuals, galactic politics, KILLER sound design and thudding music, interesting sci-fi technology, mild fantasy elements, wonderful and sleek costumes.... yeah I was pretty much enthralled throughout this whole thing and would jump right into Part 2 if I could (and it would be a lot better if I could by the way, since this films ending is quite inconclusive by itself. But no biggie I can wait for the follow up)

I wish there would have been more…

Dune

Dune

★★★★

No less than twice during Denis Villeneuve's DUNE did I feel the need to vocally express, in a packed cinema, that it was the "BEST MOVIE EVER," but in the end it felt quite a bit less than the sum of its parts. This is a film that DEMANDS that you stare at it in awe, and for the most part earns it. But that quality pushes you away instead of pulling you in, and while I love the production…