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- Sep 18, 2007
The movie literally says that spice extends life, enhances consciousness, and makes prescience and interplanetary travel possible.
Denis was like “everyone knows this already, since the original Dune movie fills in all the holes of my wet, used, toilet paper, of a beautiful CGI rich movie, that is making millions of abstract money.”
He doesn't have to admit it, because Villeneuve already did.I mean 2021 Dune owes much of it's success to the original. They reused some of the design/story elements of it. Admit it!
Shockingly no. Dune's story is better, merely on the basis of inheriting it from super strong source material. But Villeneuve does a halfway incompetent job of relaying that story. And in pretty much every way other than the source story, Dune does not do significantly better than Prometheus.the real question for me is, is dune 2021 better than prometheus?
They didn't put enough emphasis on the importance of pretty much anything. The politics, the Bene Gesserit, the ecological themes of the novel, etc.but they didn't put enough emphasis on the importance of it.
Tinfoil hat: Legendary Entertainment, owned by Chinese, in turn owned by the CCP, produced Dune. Makes me wonder how much of a hand the Party had in saying how the film went.They didn't put enough emphasis on the importance of pretty much anything. The politics, the Bene Gesserit, the ecological themes of the novel, etc.
It seemed like almost the only thing Villeneuve did want to put emphasis on was doing lap after lap of setting up the eventual meeting of Paul and Chani, as if the point of Dune was a teen love story.
On the other hand, maybe the over-focusing on the teen love story will help make Dune the success fami needs it to be. Maybe instead of the next Star Wars/LotR (it's certainly bloated and self-indulgent enough to take the title from Peter Jackson), Villeneuve actually set out to make the next Twilight.
"On January 11, 2016, Chinese conglomerate Wanda Group announced that it had concluded an agreement with shareholders to acquire Legendary Entertainment for $3.5 billion, making it the largest acquisition of an American media company by a Chinese firm."Is that true? That's disheartening.
"On January 11, 2016, Chinese conglomerate Wanda Group announced that it had concluded an agreement with shareholders to acquire Legendary Entertainment for $3.5 billion, making it the largest acquisition of an American media company by a Chinese firm."
I have noticed since then every movie from them has been released in China. Used to be great, but now everything they do is the blandest brand of mediocrity and inoffensiveness. Perfect for Chinese audiences. So much behind-the-scenes censorship and notes from the propaganda department we'll never hear from.
Personally I'm bummed to hear this isn't an excellent movie. I really wanted to go to the theater again.
It what comes as no surprise, the sequel for Dune finally has been greenlighted for a October 20, 2023 theatrical release with director, producer and co-screenwriter Denis Villeneuve returning.
The key word here is theatrical. We understand that a key point of negotiations between Legendary and Warner Bros was that Dune: Part Two would be given a pure theatrical window; no day-and-date HBO Max release plan is in the mix for this cinema spectacle.
FAHKINGthank you yes. The fight scenes were so bad.
and fucking Momoa… he’s really fallen off the horse with that weight gain. Shaved his beard and gained 20 lbs.