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Dune (2021)

Paul Atreides, a brilliant and gifted young man born into a great destiny beyond his understanding, must travel to the most dangerous planet in the universe to ensure the future of his family and his people. As malevolent forces explode into conflict over the planet's exclusive supply of the most precious resource in existence-a commodity capable of unlocking humanity's greatest potential-only those who can conquer their fear will survive.
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Daleyna
October 31, 2021
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'Dune' Disappoints

Dune (2021) is disappointing in more ways than one. Yes, it has stunning visuals, a striking soundtrack, and fantastic performances all around. But it has issues across the board, from its pacing, to its story, to its diverse representation. Spoilers ahead. Dune should have been a HBO Max show. There, I said it. I sat waiting for two hours and thirty-five minutes for this movie to get started, only for it to feel like it was finally picking up once Chani said, “This is only the beginning.” And she was right: the final scene is only the beginning, and that’s the problem. This movie is incomplete. Honestly, it feels like less than a major part of a story: it’s merely the inciting incident, told over two hours at a slow pace that would have been better suited to television.  Dune should have been an HBO Max show with a weekly release. This movie feels like the longest pilot episode ever to the beginning of a franchise we won’t even get the next installment in for another two years! Had Dune been a TV show, it would have been able to flesh out each character as well as the world in a medium better suited for in-depth worldbuilding and character development. Each part would have felt like a piece of a larger cohesive hole, with each episode answering questions asked in the previous episode. But instead, the
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Antonio Matei
October 5, 2021
4 / 5
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Dune (2021): An Islam-Inspired Theme With Powerful Aesthetics, but Reminiscent of Lynch

Dune, based on the novel of the same name written by Frank Herbert in 1965, depicts a complex story with a lot of similarities to present-day society. It is set in the year 10,191 when human beings have spread throughout the universe. They fight for control over a very special edible resource called “the spice”, thanks to which they can live longer, comb through space, and travel very fast through the universe. It is impossible to write a review about Villeneuve’s Dune without mentioning David Lynch’s version. After the 1984 premiere, its commercial reception was so negative and the critics so harsh that the master of Missoula disowned the film. The main reason was a very common situation in the art world: producers or patrons usually demand a unique artistic vision, but those visions often have to fit into narrow boundaries. Once changed to fit those confines, the products do not express everything directors originally wanted to tell. Lynch wrote the script together with Brian Herbert and shot a film eight hours long, reduced to five hours by himself after editing it. The problem was that producer Dino De Laurentiis refused to release the film due to economic matters. For Lynch’s part, he also refused the 137-minute version of the film that was finally released in theaters. Several troubles can be found in this picture due to the drastic cut it suffered. One of the worst is that the story is so fragmented that it is very difficult to follow. A bunch of characters, planets, and ethnicities are presented at an extremely accelerated pace. At some point, you just miss the point the film is trying to make. You start to see big worms, an incomprehensible romance, and a pointless war depicted in Lynch’s film. What Villeneuve does with his latest blockbuster is apply logic to Lynch’s universe. The Canadian director has his own point of view marked by megalomania, shocking aesthetics, and a thunderous soundtrack. In this way, it is related to other movies directed by him, such as Arrival (2016) or Blade Runner 2049 (2017). All these features play an important part in making his films more powerful. When it comes to making an impact upon the spectator, Villeneuve has become a true master of the film craft process. The perfect use of lighting and shading, isolating characters in vast landscapes, combining a dark ambience with expressive colours, and the astonishing sounds that accompany these scenes make the director’s oeuvre
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Paul Atreides, a brilliant and gifted young man born into a great destiny beyond his understanding, must travel to the most dangerous planet in the universe to ensure the future of his family and his people. As malevolent forces explode into conflict over the planet's exclusive supply of the most precious resource in existence-a commodity capable of unlocking humanity's greatest potential-only those who can conquer their fear will survive.

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Genre:Science Fiction, Adventure
Directed By:Denis Villeneuve
Written By:Eric Roth, Denis Villeneuve, Jon Spaihts
In Theaters:10/22/2021
Box Office:$400,671,789
Runtime:155 minutes
Studio:Legendary Pictures

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