I dunno. The best part of the movie Sunshine is the slow decline of everyone's psychological wellbeing. Once the plot (killer) is introduced, everything falls apart. The movie is perfect until that point.
Ya I think Denis Villeneuve might not be a good story teller.
This movie had the same issues as Blade Runner. Absolutely stunning visuals, but at the expense of proper pacing and storytelling.
Omg that’s the best analogy I’ve seen to date on him, he’s basically a better Zack Snyder, he needs someone reminding him “dude… remember, K.i.s.s.”Nope he’s not.
Take the difference between Blade Runner and 2049.
Blade Runner’s plot is extraordinarily simple. This allows the film time to explore the themes it does effectively. Scott was a good storyteller, who knew where the balance should lie.
But Villeneuve wants a complex plot and to explore all those themes at the same time. He can’t do both. Hence a film that feels meandering, confusing and poorly paced.
With Dune, Villeneuve is too concerned with his visual cinematography, and not concerned enough with the adaptation of the actual book‘s story and characters.
He feels like a smarter version of Zack Snyder in a lot of ways. Both need someone standing over them.
Luckily, Dune’s story is so bloody good because Herbert was a fantastic storyteller, than the film doesn’t fail because of Villeneuve’s storytelling shortcomings.
All of the best movies focus around character study, not plot. Plot driven movies tend to be pretty trash.
Not to make light of your reaction to the movie, but I could tell by the first trailer it was a straight up cash cow. Good acting, great cinematic presentation, very little inspiration. No surprise or disappointment here.Not better than the David Lynch movie. Looked very cool but overall I’m disappointed
Totally agree with this. Yesterday I was speaking just about that, about how cold (and unreal and not likeable) are usually the characters from Villeneuve films. I loved it in Enemy and subsequent movies, but it started to feel weird and forced in The Arrival (movie I really like), and now with Dune. I ended the movie not feeling any empathy or emotional connection with any of the characters. And personally, I think that it's a mistake for a movie that pretends to be a trilogy..Overall it's that lack of emotion that really bothered me from time to time. Even though I knew the plot there was a dryness to the fall of House of Atreides and I was hoping to feel a little bit more in these pivotal scenes. I'd argue that Dennis is not a very emotion-oriented film maker and all his movies have a certain coolness in them. It worked well in Blade runner universe full of robots imitating humans, it felt odd in the Arrival and it feels odd here as well. Everyone acts so right and straight that everyone is basically a Mentat (the movie doesn't talk about Mentats at all and you can't tell that someone is a Mentat from their dialogue at all which is just a bizarre choice).