Overall Rank: 1065
Average Rating: 3.1/4
# of Ratings: 30
Theatrical Release Date: 10/22/2021
Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 01/11/2022
Genre: Sci-Fi, Drama
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Denis Villeneuve
Actors: Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Jason Momoa, Josh Brolin, Charlotte Rampling, Javier Bardem
Plot: Based on Frank Herbert's ground-breaking novel, the film follows the incredible journey of Paul Atreides, a noble's son who holds within himself a great destiny - one that revolves around the most dangerous planet in the galaxy, the desert world of Arrakis and the most valuable commodity it holds: the Spice, Melange. -- Chris Kavan
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Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 10/26/2021
Truly astounding. Denis Villeneuve brings one of the most highly regarded science fiction novels ever to the screen with most of its complex plot and dense themes still intact. Despite telling only half the story of the rise of Paul Muad'dib, "Dune" is an exciting and almost completely self-contained space opera not seen since the first "Star Wars," and an epic cinematic achievement that hasn't been accomplished as successfully since the "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy.
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Indyfreak - wrote on 04/29/2022
Denis Villeneuve's massive undertaking with Frank Herbert's bestselling novel does result in a visually impressive science fiction epic. The worldbuilding and the visual effects look great. The world of Dune is cool to look at. When you can make out what is going on.
Unfortunately the lighting is very dark for a large chunk of the movie. I've not had this problem with such a movie on this scale before. The acting and the cast is what saves the movie. Timothee Chalamet is not bad but Rebecca Ferguson practically carries the movie when she's onscreen. Josh Brolin and Jason Momoa offer some charismatic performances and much needed humor into the otherwise dour story of political intrigue and betrayal. Zendaya is not onscreen for that long so don't go into the movie thinking she's a major …
Matthew Brady - wrote on 12/31/2021
Final review of 2021!
Long ago…in a galaxy far far away…before ‘Star Wars’, ‘Mad Max’, ‘Tremors’, and ‘Game of Thrones’.... there was only ‘Dune’.
A story and world that gave birth to fantasy and Sci-Fi as we know it, as a main influence and many more for years to come. Although, I haven’t seen the other adaptions of ‘Dune’ with either of the Lynch or TV version. So, this is my first introduction to the world and characters, and something that was once considered unadaptable has become a reality all thanks to Denis Villeneuve vision. And now I'm interested in this world and the movie leaves you wanting more.
'Dune (2021)' - man what a trip. Incredible in every sense. Just like ‘Blade Runner 2049’, nobody does art house blockbusters better than …
Chris Kavan - wrote on 11/03/2021
There have already been attempts at adapting Frank Herbert's Dune in the form of David Lynch's 1984 troubled adaptation as well as a made-for-tv mini-series. Denis Villeneuve's vision, however, is the most ambitious attempt to date and it comes closest to matching the book in terms of scope and depth.
Villeneuve, of course, is not stranger to adapting the impossible. He helmed the Blade Runner sequel, Blade Runner 2049 and while it wasn't as big of hit at the time, it is now regarded a true successor and a sci-fi classic in its own right. Dune is as big a gamble and despite an all-star cast, it also faced plenty of challenges and no guarantee of a sequel. And that was the big question as this version of Dune covers only roughly the first half of the book - meaning it ends on a huge …
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