A bit dry.
Villeneuve has already done both the revamped 80's throwback sci-fi and the space and time bending save-the-world narrative before, but with more verve, and more succinctly. When almost all Dune's energy is spent building out Frank Herbert's world while rarely fully inhabiting it—and its essence—it's a testament to the people involved, the creativity and the novelty that Dune is as good as it is.
"I don't get what the point was... For anything? I didn't get anything? Why did anything happen? What was anything?"
—the American lady in front of me, who I'm not necessarily disagreeing with.