Dune ★★★★

This movie is a hot mess in almost every way: structurally, narratively, thematically. But it's incredibly evocative and captivating, with gorgeous production design and cinematography, breathtaking special effects (marred by some less-great ones and some truly horrific compositing), a terrific score by Toto, and scenery chewing performances across the board. It serves more as a "highlights from DUNE" visual accompaniment to the novel than a real movie, but dang if I don't love it anyway.