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Re: Dune
« Reply #15 on: September 9, 2020, 11:10 AM »
They had me at Dennis Villenueve.

This.

He's made five stellar movies...I'll watch anything he makes from here on out.

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« Reply #16 on: September 9, 2020, 02:43 PM »
First Official Trailer.

Holy ****!  This looks amazing!  The Pink Floyd is a nice touch.
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« Reply #17 on: March 26, 2021, 01:27 AM »
Anyone have any thoughts?

I've read all six of Frank Herbert's Dune books. Ignoring most people saying his son's Dune books aren't good, am I ok moving straight into the two books that finish Frank's second trilogy or do I need to read the Butlerian Jihad trilogy first? I've seen enough spoilers to know that back story is helpful since it was written first.
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Re: Dune
« Reply #18 on: November 5, 2021, 04:27 AM »
So Dune was ******* incredible. Easily one of the best movies I have seen in years, it's a true work of art.
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« Reply #19 on: November 5, 2021, 09:24 AM »
My son who read the first book really liked it.  My wife and I, who haven't read the books, felt it was a bit slow.  Not terrible, but slower than it needed to be.

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« Reply #20 on: November 5, 2021, 09:37 AM »
I don't think a Dune movie can be too slow which is why it is so hard to make it into a movie.
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« Reply #21 on: November 5, 2021, 10:10 AM »
I saw it in IMAX last weekend and I highly recommend seeing it in that format if you are able to.  Dennis Villenueve is such a visual storyteller and Dune is arguably his best film to date.

I'm glad there was little to no exposition in this film....I think that was one of the things that killed the 1985 David Lynch film.  Well, that and taking an elaborate hand-to-hand fighting style and turning it into a voice box that shoots bullets.
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Re: Dune
« Reply #22 on: November 6, 2021, 12:48 AM »
Finally got to see it tonight. Loved it. 1000 times better than Lynch's version. Gonna be tough to wait two years for the rest.

I didn't find it slow at all. In fact it flew by. Both as far as the time itself but also how quickly they moved story along. I wish it could have been 30 minutes longer to give us a little more of the stuff they cut. I think that opinion may be split down the read the book / didn't read the book lines.

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« Reply #23 on: November 6, 2021, 12:53 AM »
Anyone have any thoughts?

I've read all six of Frank Herbert's Dune books. Ignoring most people saying his son's Dune books aren't good, am I ok moving straight into the two books that finish Frank's second trilogy or do I need to read the Butlerian Jihad trilogy first? I've seen enough spoilers to know that back story is helpful since it was written first.

No one cared / had an opinion when I asked this but in hopes more people read the books with this movie out I'll say I'm glad I read the prequel Butlerian Jihad trilogy before reading the last two books that finished the second "trilogy". It was nice to have Omnius, Erasmus, etc backstory.
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