I'm a fake I don't even watch that many movies
“I want to be ambitious, and I feel like there’s a chance to do a very heavily point-of-view-driven character story that is an emotional and psychological exploration of who that character is.”
Ambitious was right. Following the slow-burning news that Academy Award-winning writer and director Ben Affleck was to step down from directing, writing, and starring in his own solo Batman movie opposite Joe Manganiello as Deathstroke, to those in the know, there was only one possible choice for a…
“…a monument to ingenuity, problem-solving, and creative ambition in modern filmmaking.”
~ Mark Kreutzer
An incredible display of craftsmanship, love for family, love for our planet, and love for cinema and the theatrical experience - easily one of the greatest sequels of all time and one of, if not the most immersive theatrical experience of my entire life. Absolutely worth the 13-year wait while priming audiences for a much quicker turnaround for sequels.
Although it should be mentioned that Villeneuve chose to eliminate certain cultural and religious influences present in the original book - their absence felt exponentially more in comparison to the first film given very obvious silver screen replacements that feel noticeably out of place - I’m not sure Herbert’s original concept of a religious desert tribe bringing about a holy war in the name of a prophesied messiah is without blame either, nor would I prefer what will end up…