#DuneMovie – Movie Review

Dune – Budget of $165 million – 2 hours and 36 minutes

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Paul Atreides wakes up from another dream about a young Freman woman.  While he lies to his mother, Lady Jessica, about the visions, he practices his voice with her.  Paul, like Jessica, has telepathic abilities, but they have to find the right tone to command people to do what they say.  After the lesson, Paul meets with his mentor Duncan.  Paul requests to go on Duncan’s next mission, but Duncan says no.  Paul explains that he has had visions of Duncan’s death.  And Paul fears it will come true if he doesn’t go on the mission.  Duncan refuses and tells Paul to continue his fight training with Gurney.  Later, Paul tells his father, Leto, the ruler of Caladan, that he is not ready to lead.  Leto assures Paul that when the time comes, Paul will serve as the next Duke of Caladan.  Paul attends Leto’s takeover of the Arrakis from the House of Harkonnen, ruled by Baron Vladimir.  Leto’s faction will have control of the ‘spice‘ produced by Arrakis.  ‘Spice’ extends the human lifespan and is a critical element for interstellar space travel.  Taking over ‘spice’ will ensure unprecedented financial gain for Leto and his people.  While Vladimir hands over Arrakis freely, he does it with a trick up his sleeve.  Vladimir weakened the spice harvesters, created a plan to kill Paul, and added a mole in the House of Atreides.  Vladimir will take back his spice and control.  Paul will have to step into Leto’s shoes and use all of his training to save Atreides, his family, ‘spice,’ and the Fremen.

Based on Dune by Frank Herbert, this remake is one of the finest visual movies of all time (FTC Affiliate Disclaimer).  Viewers become engrossed in Frank’s world with the costumes, scenes, creatures, and machinery.  At some moments, you can almost smell the spice in the air.  The actors embrace their characters and allow the source material to be the focal point of the movie.  Seeing a film of this scale on a large screen is a must.  You can not be late for this movie.  The first 10 minutes cover the entire backstory for each house and the importance of spice.  Now what they gave the audience in visual effects, they lost in some of the audio.  The internal voices in Paul’s mind become hard to understand when several voices overlap.  It would be ok, but this internal dialog is significant to the story.  Understandably, producers wanted the fighting scenes and sound effects to be grand, but it shouldn’t come at the cost of dialog.  While you won’t pay to see it again, you will be glad you saw it in theaters.  Whether or not you purchase it is up to you.  But don’t wait too long, because part 2 is in the works.

I give it 3.5 out of 5 stars

The glass can’t hear you. Command me – Lady Jessica

A great man doesn’t seek to lead. He’s called to it – Duke Leto

Mood what’s mood to do with this. You fight when the necessity arrives – Gurney

How dare you use the voice on me – Paul

Nothing survives such a storm. They’re dead – Glossu

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