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Dune | Official Main Trailer

Ash Sparrow

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Carbon copy of the lynch film, only difference is that this one ends where the lynch film keeps going. This movie has an amazing score and manages to feel a bit like a horror at times.Lynch film I felt has these little pockets that explain a little more of whats going on better. there were a few effects I enjoyed better in the old film and some I like better in the new film. Overall I rated them the same.
 

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Loved the first one, was on a media black out fir this but didn’t know it wasn’t the whole movie! Lol how lame is that!
 

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Pretty, moody but somewhat dull. I loved the pace but the movie doesn't capture the majestic nature of the story, of the houses, of the conflicts, of the world. There's one particular exception, the Sardaukar intro. Dune isn't a particularly easy book to adapt, but I didn't expect this standard-ish adaptation. Biggest disappointment was the soundtrack, Zimmer been delivering some duds lately.
 

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I watched them within a few days of each other, when did you last see the first film?

I rewatched the first film a couple of days after watching the new one and it holds up terribly. It feels like every scene has an exposition dump to explain what you are about to see, as well as constant internal character discussions. Seems clumsy as hell to me, total opposite of ‘show, don’t tell’ and trusting your audience.

Looking at the cinematography, acting, score, script etc. the films are leagues apart and I find it staggering that people think they are about the same or that they actually prefer the Lynch film. Blows my mind. I think the Lynch version was a fairly middling film in the 80s and the years haven’t done it any favours.
 
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Ash Sparrow

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I rewatched the first film a couple of days after watching the new one and it holds up terribly. It feels like every scene has an exposition dump to explain what you are about to see, as well as constant internal character discussions. Seems clumsy as hell to me, total opposite of ‘show, don’t tell’ and trusting your audience.

Looking at the cinematography, acting, score, script etc. the films are leagues apart and I find it staggering that people think they are about the same or that they actually prefer the Lynch film. Blows my mind. I think the Lynch version was a fairly middling film in the 80s and the years haven’t done it any favours
I have to respectfully disagree, to me all those things you mention were fine in both films. The only W I'd clearly give the new one is it should win an Oscar for the music. I Enjoyed the new one, having a love for editing I feel like i could take both movies splice every scene together and it would be perfectly coherent and not lose anything. Witch in a fancier looking rubber costume is still a witch in a rubber costume. I enjoyed the little bits more of explanation the old one gives. I actually love the cutoff scene in the new one with the fight being a pivotal moment. The old one has Captain Picard! Pauls dreams are probably more well done in the new one. But all in all I do not really see a difference. And Part 2 of the next Dune will pick up with the end of the first Dune, where we get to see Paul training them.
 
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I watched Dune on a 65 inch LG CX, with a 7.1 surround sound system cranked right up. There is no way I missed anything from the 'cinema experience' other than loud and annoying fucking people.

For people without good home systems, then the cinema is still a viable option, but for anyone lucky enough to have the cash to afford a great home cinema, going to an actual cinema is absolutely pointless in this day and age.
I mean you're wrong. My home theater probably cost more than a lot of people's cars. But the theater is still better. You can't build an auditorium that seats 200+ with a sound system designed for a room of that size nor can you have a 2 story high screen. Well I mean unless you're Jeff Bezos, I guess.
 
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First half of the movie is amazing, second half is simply too much visually boring Fremen and desert. I wish the movie/books focused more in the Harkonen and less in the Fremen.

Not interested in a second part after the disappointing last hour of this first movie.
 
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First half of the movie is amazing, second half is simply too much visually boring Fremen and desert. I wish the movie/books focused more in the Harkonen and less in the Fremen.

Not interested in a second part after the disappointing last hour of this first movie.
Wait for the spin-off series, Asphalt.
 

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I rewatched the first film a couple of days after watching the new one and it holds up terribly. It feels like every scene has an exposition dump to explain what you are about to see, as well as constant internal character discussions. Seems clumsy as hell to me, total opposite of ‘show, don’t tell’ and trusting your audience.

Looking at the cinematography, acting, score, script etc. the films are leagues apart and I find it staggering that people think they are about the same or that they actually prefer the Lynch film. Blows my mind. I think the Lynch version was a fairly middling film in the 80s and the years haven’t done it any favours.
That is in the book though. The atreides and harkonnen both lay out their entire plans in the very beginning. Paul constantly muses about his future. There is zero suspense or surprise in the book. Making Dune an adventure/action film or a thriller, while a laudable goal, isn't necessarily in the spirit of the book.
 
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I was left disappointed, but still like the movie and am looking forward to the next one. The visuals are great, the world design is great. But overall it strikes me as a very surface-level Dune adaptation... which I guess is inevitable, considering how dense Dune is. A lot of threads, a lot of the things that make Dune "Dune" were very thin or outright missing IMO.

I was hugely let down by the Harkonnens, and the Baron specifically There's none of the uniqueness of his situation, there's almost no exploration of his political machinations, they barely mention the Emperor which IMO is necessary to provide a whole other dimension to his character... and somehow, for some reason, there's almost no indication of his brand of cruelty. He's basically just Darth Vader... but not Darth Vader in a whole movie, mostly just Darth Vader in the first 10 minutes of Star Wars. He doesn't even have his "destroy Alderaan" moment.

Everything that's interesting about him in the book only happens in moments in the movie, or doesn't happen at all. He's just the big bad... might as well be a Bond villain. And as I type that I realize that's probably unfair to some of the better Bond villains! They give lip service to some of this, but it's pretty weak portrayal overall.
 

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I was hugely let down by the Harkonnens, and the Baron specifically There's none of the uniqueness of his situation, there's almost no exploration of his political machinations, they barely mention the Emperor which IMO is necessary to provide a whole other dimension to his character... and somehow, for some reason, there's almost no indication of his brand of cruelty. He's basically just Darth Vader... but not Darth Vader in a whole movie, mostly just Darth Vader in the first 10 minutes of Star Wars. He doesn't even have his "destroy Alderaan" moment.
I am only now catching up on the books but from a movie screenplay pov it might not be apt to show 2 super strong out of reach baddies and then develop on none of them. Atleast Baron had an arc. Showing the emperor would have felt shoehorned as he will be better explored in the next movie. right.

Two insights I got on Emperor was when Baron even describing him as powerful and jealous man, and the fact that he basically sacrificed entire house for political play(?). I like not having a face on this Emperor till the next movie.
 
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I thought it was great! I actually really liked where the movie ended and The tone of the ending.

Been looking to read this book now for decades. I have a beautiful hardback version I’ll start reading.

I didn’t think it was all THAT hard to follow the major plot points.
 
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GnomeChimpsky

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A solid movie with only three main issues imo: ocd editing, forgettable music and lack of color.
The first two plague every movie so I'll just have to deal with it lol. Casting and acting was great throughout and they followed the book pretty faithfully.
 

Tams

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Carbon copy of the lynch film, only difference is that this one ends where the lynch film keeps going. This movie has an amazing score and manages to feel a bit like a horror at times.Lynch film I felt has these little pockets that explain a little more of whats going on better. there were a few effects I enjoyed better in the old film and some I like better in the new film. Overall I rated them the same.
The Lynch film is a valent effort, but overall a very 80s abomination.

And one of the worst things about it is the excessive exposition.
 

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thinking of taking the drive to the scotia bank theatre to see it in TRUE imax before it heads out. would be the third time in theatres i see it heh.