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Dune Review

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Dune review


Dune received a share of cinematographic production, between unseen attempts by David Lynch and the starring Kyle McLachlan as Paul, in 1948, and parts of the novel were released as short films by John Harrison in 2000.

Finally, the current version is directed by Dennis Villeneuve and stars a wide range of stars: Timothy Chalmette, Rebecca Ferguson, Stylan Scraggier, Zindaya, Javier Bardim, Oscar Isaac and Jason Moe. Among many attempts, Villeneuve was able to produce a different version of the work, and it is entirely expected of him that, in retrospective history, Villeneuve has produced a different version.


The experience of Dune will vary greatly from person to person, with the film either highly admired and impressed by the individual or extremely bored.

This difference in reception is because the recipient knows whether or not the film is fraught; if the audience is not aware that the film is part of a sequence of events, then the tempo of events and the development of the dramatic knot will be slow at the expense of a very good execution of visual factors, then the film will be treated as a visual experience in the first place and then as an escalation of events, and of course a performance between good and very good by most of the cast.


Herbert created a world in the distant future that paralleled the events and politics of the world in which we live, particularly the one in which Herbert himself lived in the 1960s. Gulf states' control of oil, the primary fuel, has played a major role in moving the political landscape many times.

This explains the Arab character that the author has essentially dropped on the Freeman culture from words, customs and even religious and spiritual beliefs.

It is originally a central point in the novel, where despite the stereotypical image of the Freman people as a reactionary barbarian people, Herbert eventually shows them as intelligent people capable of understanding and adapting the laws of nature and using the resources at their disposal as best they can.

The film Dune ends with Paul embarking on a journey with the Freeman people to learn their secrets and learn much from them, and from this he begins to fulfill his prophecy leading a revolt against Emperor Shadom.

The similarities between Paul's life story and that of Thomas Edward Lawrence, who helped lead the Arab revolt against the Ottoman Empire, and the events that followed in the interest of some political forces and others, cannot be ignored.

What Herbert attempts to show in his epic story is human nature, which always, in any context, seeks to capture energy resources and resources in general to be in a position of power, resulting in wars and eternal destruction as if man, even in the future, is not learning from his history in any way.

Certainly it does not appear fully in a film that is one part of a three-part series, so judging the film in general is a bit difficult.


Dune, the first part of a series of novels of the same name, was written in 1965 by Frank Herbert.

The novel received several awards upon release, including the 1966 Hugo Prize, and is generally referred to as one of the best-selling science fiction novels and translations in many languages.

Nearly thirty years after the first issue of superman comics, the novel takes us to a new type of science fiction that relies primarily on the environment, both its reality and its difficulties, and from these same difficulties the protagonist derives his superpowers, and even learns to cope with them.


The novel is set primarily in a context of intertwined relationships. In the distant future, after the desolation of Earth, the two remaining fives of humanity dominate other livable planets, loyal to Emperor Shadom IV, and, like any human community, disputes arise between different families for power and control, the Atrides and the Harkonnins.

The Emperor Shadom exploits this hostility to get rid of the dangerous Atreides' descendants by transferring ownership of the "spice" farms that produce melange powder, the primary source of energy; for in the future, the use of artificial intelligence is forbidden, instead the power of the human mind is used, and relies on this crop to use the maximum power of the mind.


It was recently released at the cinema and soon on HOB's platform The Most Waited Movie of 2021, Dune. The film is based on a fictional epic of the same name in five parts. The newly released film was not the first attempt to move the work from literature to the magic of cinema, after two attempts by filmmaker Villeneuve, he certainly offers us an experience worth waiting on all levels


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Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on October 01, 2021:

Thanks for the review. I did enjoy the original film, so there's a chance I will like this one.

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