Paul Atreides, a brilliant and gifted young man born into a great destiny beyond his understanding, must travel to the most dangerous planet in the universe to ensure the future of his family and his people. As malevolent forces explode into conflict over the planet's exclusive supply of the most precious resource in existence-a commodity capable of unlocking humanity's greatest potential-only those who can conquer their fear will survive.

  • Released: 2021-09-15
  • Runtime: 155 minutes
  • Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
  • Stars: Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Zendaya, Jason Momoa, Stellan Skarsgård, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Josh Brolin, Javier Bardem, Sharon Duncan-Brewster, Chang Chen, Dave Bautista, David Dastmalchian, Charlotte Rampling, Babs Olusanmokun, Benjamin Clémentine, Golda Rosheuvel, Souad Faress, Roger Yuan, Oliver Ryan, Stephen Collins, Charlie Rawes, Elmi Rashid Elmi, Gloria Obianyo, Paul Bullion, Balázs Megyeri, Peter Sztojanov Jr., Björn Freiberg, Ferenc Iván Szabó, István Áldott, Richard Carter, Seun Shote, Neil Bell, Benjamin Dilloway, Tachia Newall, István Áldott, Fehinti Balogun, Dora Kápolnai-Schvab, Joelle, Jimmy Walker, Milena Sidorova, János Timkó, Jean Gilpin, Marianne Faithfull, Ellen Dubin, Joelle
  • Director: Denis Villeneuve
  • thedoggiebros - 30 June 2024
    VDCZ: Dune Review
    VD: This one was a tough watch. Before watching the film I heard a lot about how good the cinematography and visuals were. However, I personally wasn't swayed by it. I felt that the settings were really bland and too minimalistic - same vibes from a yeezy slide ngl. This was not much different for the characters and plot. Super long-winded and there were numerous times throughout the film were I was about to fall asleep. The characters were nonchalant and couldn't relate to any of them. A big shame considering the talented cast. Probably should have read the books or a bit more about the lore prior to tackling the film, however, there have also been a number of reviews saying that it was a poor adaptation anyways. Honestly, just don't really think this film was for me. Rating is on the harsher side because of that.

    CZ: The movie began with an interesting premise, given that I have not read or have no knowledge of the book itself. However, as the story progressed, I struggled to remain attached to the characters, which were portrayed as very flat, almost bordering on emotionless - there were multiple life endangering moments, such as the dragonfly plane crashing, however both Jessica and Paul had little to no reaction. Jessica held onto her 'fear' chant which made it even more theatrical, as opposed to the exhilarating, gripping onto the edge of your seat that is what makes such action films engaging in the first place. Nevertheless, the score was ethereal, the set was beautiful and out-of-this-world, and so if the director aimed to create a world that is disconnected and alien, then he achieved exactly that.
  • kathrynturner-05790 - 16 June 2024
    Enjoyable storyline and captivating imagery
    I love all the details in this film; from the costumes, the actor's expressions, their hand gestures and even the music throughout - it's all captivating! Yes, it does move at a slower pace, but that seems intentional and almost like a nod to the book as a way for the viewer to catch more details of the story's development. There's no way a film is going to be able to capture all of the book's details, so the fact that this film drives a bit slower for the viewer, in comparison to the more modern fast-paced films of today, is much appreciated. I could literally feel the sand in some of the wind-blown scenes, they were really magical, and yet I was also on edge during the action portion of those particular scenes. I can tell the actors read the book and familiarized themselves with the thoughtfulness of their individual characters, as well as the closer relationships that some of them have with each other. It's well acted and directed and worth the watch. Now, I'm ready for Part Two!