I thought the story was great. Convinced me to watch two hours of lore videos on youtube and pick up the books for Christmas. I think Pual's visions were really interesting in that they told possibly realities instead of just one true reality. I wish we could have gotten more with some characters but overall I was mostly satisfied. Seeing the Bene Gesserit work within the shadows to manipulate people through religion across great stretches of time is a really cool idea.Don’t even dare compare FotR to Dune. So much happens in FotR compared to Dune. FotR is a satisfying movie in itself. Dune isn’t. I see plenty of people praise the acting and the technical stuff but I don’t see how anyone can praise the story. It is too weak.
We are getting a second movie anyway so that criticism is kinda outdated. Also, FOTR was its own complete book where this movie separates one book into two movies. Not exactly a 1:1 comparison imo.