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So I just watched Dune 2...

I decided to wait until it was available to stream. Oh my god it's awful! Dull, boring, and stupid. You know who simply can't act and certainly isn't believable as the messiah. This is what people want to see in 2024?

by Anonymousreply 27May 27, 2024 9:29 PM

I still haven't seen it because I find the millenial actors all ugly.

by Anonymousreply 1May 27, 2024 12:07 AM

I hope you didn't have to pay extra for it OP.

by Anonymousreply 2May 27, 2024 12:10 AM

To be fair, the first Dune was just as god awful. Who ever said "Let's remake this pile of shit." should have their dick cut off.

by Anonymousreply 3May 27, 2024 12:12 AM

Yes it is quote turgid. There are several things wrong with it, I cited Chalamet’s performance as a fundamental weakness.

But mostly I think it’s due to Denis Villeneuve’s visual style and the kind of films he makes. He makes very autistic science fiction films. This worked wonderfully for Arrival, it worked wonderfully for Blade Runner 2049, but it does not work for Dune.

Dune needed to feel

A) alien

B) fun

Where is the fun? There’s a great AI fake trailer for Dune as a 1950s epic. This is the movie I want to see.

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by Anonymousreply 4May 27, 2024 12:18 AM

[quote] He makes very autistic science fiction films.

As an autistic person, what are the characteristics of an autistic science fiction film?

by Anonymousreply 5May 27, 2024 12:21 AM

R5 I would define it as being propelled by a profound sense of isolation

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by Anonymousreply 6May 27, 2024 12:32 AM

Ad Astra would be another good example

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by Anonymousreply 7May 27, 2024 12:36 AM

Or Gattaca

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by Anonymousreply 8May 27, 2024 12:40 AM

Chalamet and Zendaya were zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz but Austin Butler was fun......

by Anonymousreply 9May 27, 2024 12:46 AM

Lynch’s Dune is not a good movie but it does feel alien bc and it does try to have fun

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by Anonymousreply 10May 27, 2024 12:52 AM

Timmy is too scrawny with bad posture to be believable as a warrior. Plus he mumbles a lot.

by Anonymousreply 11May 27, 2024 12:54 AM

Of course you hated it, OP. It's DL, where not film is liked except " Brokeback Mountain." It's also your chance to summon the Chalamet haters, guaranteeing responses for your thread.

by Anonymousreply 12May 27, 2024 1:44 AM

R1, you mean Zoomers?

by Anonymousreply 13May 27, 2024 3:38 AM

Who's skinnier, Timothee or Zendaya? A tie?

by Anonymousreply 14May 27, 2024 3:41 AM

We don't start sentences with "So."

by Anonymousreply 15May 27, 2024 3:42 AM

Those two better not ever have sex, they'd break each others skinny bones.

by Anonymousreply 16May 27, 2024 3:45 AM


by Anonymousreply 17May 27, 2024 3:56 AM

It was beautiful, but so so boring. There was very little tension in the film. Big moments like Paul riding the worm and the battle with the Emperor's troops were just ho-hum. I also don't recall them ever explaining why the spice was so important.

by Anonymousreply 18May 27, 2024 8:58 PM

The spice is life.

by Anonymousreply 19May 27, 2024 9:05 PM

Dune was never meant to be made into a film. Anyone who tries will fail miserably.

I suppose someone could try anime, but honestly, Dune is a book that was written to play in your head.

by Anonymousreply 20May 27, 2024 9:20 PM

R18 one of the most confounding failures of Villeneuve’s Dune is that it never demonstrates why the spice is needed

The spice is needed because it is used to mutate the Navigators to achieve precognition. That is the only way they can navigate through space. This is never shown! It’s like they were embarrassed y the source material.

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by Anonymousreply 21May 27, 2024 9:21 PM

But, does this version have this iconic line?

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by Anonymousreply 22May 27, 2024 9:23 PM

No, R22.

by Anonymousreply 23May 27, 2024 9:24 PM

[quote] To be fair, the first Dune was just as god awful. Who ever said "Let's remake this pile of shit." should have their dick cut off.

It was an extremely respected series of novels long before the first movie.

by Anonymousreply 24May 27, 2024 9:24 PM

They never birthed Paul’s sister in this version. She speaks from the womb.

by Anonymousreply 25May 27, 2024 9:25 PM

This was NEVER shown! That’s the point of the whole movie! They never fired Chekhov’s gun!

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by Anonymousreply 26May 27, 2024 9:25 PM

Chekhov never shot his load!

by Anonymousreply 27May 27, 2024 9:29 PM
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