Dune

Dune ★★★★½

FINALLY I HAVE DUNED!!! Some pretty big switches in here from the book that were greatly missed, lots of big character building moments absent (dare I ask for a directors cut?) but honestly at the end of the day Dune is a book that should be unadaptable, as a book it’s already found it’s perfect medium, especially since so much of it takes place in the characters heads (something Lynch gets brownie points for really trying with), hell I would go as far as to say if you haven’t read the book before going in you’re kind of committing to hard mode, the same crucial issue that plagued Lynch’s adaptation. So Ash if you have issues why the almost perfect score? For an unadaptable text Denis was the perfect choice to try and bring such a special source material to life, the world he creates lives and breathes, it never betrays itself in the name of the Hollywood blockbuster or even in the name of holding your hand throughout it, it proves once again what Denis’s Blade Runner film already proved, there is room in this market for intelligent blockbusters that push filmmaking boundary’s, that’s a sentence that feels dumb to type but it’s true. Dune is something that feels like a completely new realm, harkens back to epics of old while remaining something groundbreaking and fresh, it’s the kind of movie that has your jaw on the floor in the first ten minutes just on its cinematic beauty alone, it’s the kind of thing you want to scream to the heavens for after months of watching that same Eternals trailer over and over and over again and HERE IT IS at a theater near you! I can’t wait to see it again and I am ready to time machine my way to part two, I already know what happens…but I need to know what happens

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