Conal’s review published on Letterboxd:
I think the reason that Dune is so seminal is definitely the ending of the book. The universe itself is of course extremely well thought through but mostly in terms of how the information is gradually absorbed by the reader rather than through exposition dumps. Unfortunately this film lacks for the ending and in order to make it palpable for a blockbuster crowd it must exposite. Think this film will leave many people wondering what the fuss is. Once we have the second part though it should all fall into place. Fingers crossed.
For now it is just a god tier exercise in production design