Interesting...but disappointing. Granted, I had watched with excitement the sci-fi mini series when it came out, this was my first time seeing the 80's movie. The start of the movie wasn't bad, but the pacing once we get to Arrakis just felt wrong. Rushed might be a better word. I actually really liked all of the casting in this movie though. Having watched the mini series so many times I came into the movie with a certain expectation of what the characters should be like. I was pleasantly surprised to have that thought fade from mind as I really liked the cast.
Incredible movie. Very powerful yet delivered in a sometimes humorous and easy to watch way. Both John David Washington and Adam Driver were fantastic, as was the entire supporting cast. Spike Lee has made a movie here that I was not expecting...and that's a great and surprising thing.