Maybe the directorial achievement of last year. Just fantastic and in some ways mind blowing filmmaking with an incredible mix of simplicity and sharp-unique style. But yet also it’s one of the darkest and bone chilling films I’ve ever seen. Not by showing, but by making you think. And the ballsy ending is just, damn. I really think if you don’t like this, you’re kind of missing the pretty obvious point. Terrifying stuff.
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Clearly a huge part of this story is taken from the idea of Lawrence of Arabia IN SPACE. Herbert even flat out said that his book took huge inspiration from it. And of course, it really shows. From all the amazing technical aspects which are either on par, or a step up from the breathtaking-ness of the first films. That booming score, striking sound design, and the cinematography which I truly think will go down as some of the greatest…
Western Wednesday #10
Moments of fantastic filmmaking at every level mixed with mostly moments of me thinking “this is good, but I’ve seen it before, you know”? And the story isn’t strong enough to hold the more forgettable moments. Still very fun and gorgeous technicolor imagery.