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I don't think it quite reaches the heights of Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz by the end, but even so, this was a hell of a good time, and I think it has my favorite themes of the three films as well. It shouldn't have taken me this long to see this trilogy of Wright's, but hey, I'm really glad I finally have because all three of them are a riot to watch.
"Dreams make good stories, but everything important happens when we're awake."
Denis Villeneuve's Dune is an engrossing, visually stunning, epic worldbuilder of a film. As light as it admittedly can be on some crucial aspects as a film at times, I was fully invested for the entire runtime in the laying of the foundations of these characters and the expansive world in which they are learning to call home. It's a deliberate yet captivating two and a half hours that…
After having a mostly fond opinion of the previous film for what it was, I was surprised that this one abandons almost all of its character focus and it seemingly has no idea what it wanted its killer to be. Hopefully the next film will straighten the story out as it ends the trilogy.