Essentially a career-best work for everyone involved. One of the best films of the century - a masterpiece on performance. There's no way the book this adapts is good lol
"Lead them to paradise."
Unsure about a few book changes, but I can't complain when Villeneuve basically uses Chani as Padme. This is enormous, and vast (both of these should've been at least 3 hours, but whatever), and so fascinating ideologically. Chalamet's presence in this is unlike anything I've seen from him. I'm not really sure how you can adapt most of Dune Messiah's psychology and internal conflict, but I can't wait for Villeneuve's adaptation. Unreal
"Life to death. Darkness to light."
Monumental. A flawless synthesis of the first film's strengths (Cameron's patient direction letting you see everything, concise, economical, and weighted action with impeccable geography, mind-melting and immersive visual effects and performance capture), and the strengths of the rest of Cameron's oeuvre (gun action of Aliens, disaster filmmaking of Titanic, spiritual humanism of The Abyss, familial themes in Terminator 2 and Aliens). An immensely confident film, not only because it exudes confidence from Cameron himself,…