Dune โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…

everything here seems like an easy fix with a little bit of ivermectin. ๐Ÿชฑ

this is the missing live-action segment from 1981โ€™s heavy metal.

god, this movie needed a ridiculously bad ass metal soundtrack, can someone recut this movie with some black sabbath and ac/dc?

villanueveโ€™s direction is an acedemic course in minimalism and negative space. itโ€™s truly wondrous to behold. this is cinema.

duneโ€™s biggest fault can really only be traced back to its original source materialโ€™s age, which is that our lead heroโ€™s journey might feel a little too familiar now 56 years after frank herbertโ€™s science fiction epic was written. many have borrowed from dune since then, but this will be the definitive version of this particular story. a story that i admittedly find silly on a macro level. alas, it doesnโ€™t matter. this is just a juicy exercise in silver screen mood and atmosphere and i sucked the bone marrow out of it.ย 

deakins (by way of fraser) power.

itโ€™s a class act. with style for days. in a world where marvel movies feel like the only sci-fi epics left and altogether stale, watching dune just made me feel like i was in a sleepy peyote daze with bursts of action here and there. perhaps it couldโ€™ve had more character to it, a bit wilder and grotesque like david lynchโ€™s previous adaptation, but thatโ€™s simply not the types of films that villanueve makes. the oneโ€™s he does make iโ€™m very down for.ย 

little lord fauntleroy plays the part of a privileged boy held up as the new savior of civilization like heโ€™s been living the part for 25 years now. i dig what heโ€™s bringing to the role of paul atreides.ย 

and fraserโ€™s cinematography = ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿณ ๐Ÿ’‹ย 

i donโ€™t know why warner bros didnโ€™t already make these two parts back to back.

was a bit nervous that i might actually be disappointed by this film considering iโ€™m not a dune nerd and iโ€™ve been pretty excited to see villanueve get out of sci-fi for a bit and do something else. but hey, i canโ€™t complain about this minimalist marie kondo space saga.

also: this movie needed more semi-nude sting. missed opportunity. bad french canadian, bad!

final question: show of hands of how many of you wanted to sit in oscar isaacโ€™s lap when we was slouching in that chair?


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