Dune ★½

Dune's only redeeming quality is its imaginative and well-realized set design. Everything else is a garbled, nonsensical, uninspired mess that builds to a farcical climax consisting of a worm rodeo and a knife fight against Sting. With Denis Villenueve currently taking another crack at it, the year 2020 will tell whether David Lynch's Dune was a missed opportunity or whether the source material is inherently untranslatable to film. I'm trying to be hopeful but rewatching this version of Dune doesn't fill me with much confidence.

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