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Dune: Part One (2021)
If you've read the novel, I'd be suprised if you like this.
Obviously I've read the book hence the review tilte.
I felt the film lacked so much in terms of being magical and mystical, it really didn't develop characters and define their roles. The casting is well done and the acting is great, even with a dumbed down Americanised script. Yet the character arcs and backgrounds aren't even scraped over. Dr Yueh is just some strange doctor seemingly without a profound relationship to the Atriedes. Duncan and Gurney are just humans that are good at fighting. Paul, Leto and Jessica are just there and they rule a planet. The lore and delineation of the super powerful nature of Benne Gesserit was neglected and over shadowed by the special effects and CGI.
This film is just a spectacle. The CGI and world building is remarkable, truly. But, it's just a feeble story for what could have been so much more gut wrenching and potent, imo.
Plus, the council scene from the novel was cut which hurt my soul lmao.
Not enough magic, too many explosions.
Every element is literally sublime.
The acting, casting, cinematography, writing, directing, sound, costume and any other component that you can think of deserves a good old fashion ten out of ten.
Watch this (in German) and revel in it's excellence. I've never seen something that can take me away so easily, keep me guessing for so long, and eventually stop me from guessing because I know I won't get it right! It's like some beautiful and gritty sci-fi drama leading you on and making love to you then cheating on you but revealing that you cheated on yourself. All time best thing I've ever seen.