I approached Dune with many doubts: will it be able to contain such a gigantic story? Will the story be solid enough to compete with the cinematography (this happened with Blade Runner 2049, for me)?
I’m so glad this didn’t happen.
While I think Chalamet doesn’t really fit nor the body type or the style of an epic hero, he gives a believable performance filled with pathos (only the action choreographies are not above average).
The cinematography is nothing short…
While you don’t fully get the concept behind it until the last scene, this movie finds its strength in the pure realism of the script.
The scenes in the house, both in the first and second act, are wonderfully written: the dialogues in the former and the palpable emotion in the latter.
You find yourself immediately immersed in intimate situations and exchanges that I haven’t felt so strong since probably Marriage Story, but I liked the depth of this one much more!
Aubrey Plaza: 10/10, incredible performance all around. Queen of indies rn.