Dune (2021) – Film Review

I kept my fingers crossed for the new adaptation of Frank Herbert’ notoriously unfilmable sci-fi classic to succeed ever since watching the awe-inspiring trailer… and Denis Villeneuve’s bold, mesmerising epic doesn’t disappoint. I wish I could say this more often.

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Dune – Film Review

duneI first watched David Lynch’s Dune almost 20 years ago, and could remember very little of it except the image of Sting with ridiculous punk orange hair wearing nothing but a loincloth, which is not the sort of memory you’d cherish. Since then I actually got around to reading Frank Herbert’s epic sci-fi novel and its sequels, and decided to revisit this much-maligned movie adaptation. Its bad reputation is deserved in many respects, but as much of a mess it is, it’s also way too bizarre and singular to be dismissed outright.

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