Is it better than the movie from 84 ? I think the 84 movie was fantastic. I was very disappointed with the Dune tv mini series from 2000 and children of dune from 2003.Just resurrecting this thread, I went to see Dune last night.
Superb. It is visually amazing. Obviously there are a lot of special effects but they all blend in seamlessly and the whole thing looks superb. They have split the film in two parts, which makes sense given how complex the plot is and how much they need to explain. The film is over 2 hours long, that shows you how much story there is to tell, but it flies by. Genuinely a superb film. Exactly what I was hoping the last SW trilogy films would be. The difference being, this has a plot that isn't made up as they go along and the Director hasn't decided to **** out everything that had been established in the preceding films, for shits and giggles. Looking at you Ruin Johnson.
Definitely worth going to see Dune though.
I have seen the 80's David Lynch (?) film and read the book, so I knew the story, but from what I have seen on Twitter etc. those who went in not knowing much of what it was about have not been left utterly confused as most people where by the Lynch film.
No not at all. In fact the opposite, I often like films that people are very critical of. I have a large collection and I like a lot of old, low budget, bad special effects, cheesy films that you'd probably hate . Don't get me wrong, this is a great movie. We're discussing films, I was just pointing out a few things that didn't do it for me. Part of it is definitely the fact that I am such a fan of the original, I can't help compare. I do agree actually that Duncan was a great character in this, featured more than in the original. That's something they did well.