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 Posted:   Sep 3, 2021 - 10:33 AM   
 By:   Xebec   (Member)

The Guardian gives it a 5/5 review:

'Good heavens, what a film."

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2021/sep/03/dune-review-denis-villenueve-venice-film-festival

Doesn't mention the music at all.

 
 Posted:   Sep 3, 2021 - 10:43 AM   
 By:   Spinmeister   (Member)

Heavy on the rating, light on the review. Can you say hype?

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 3, 2021 - 10:45 AM   
 By:   joan hue   (Member)

https://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/dune-movie-review-2021

This one gives it three and a half stars out of 4. It does mention Hans Zimmer.

I want to see this in a big theater.

 
 Posted:   Sep 3, 2021 - 11:07 AM   
 By:   Spinmeister   (Member)

Variety (no rating, but reads like a 3/5 or 6/10) wink

https://variety.com/2021/film/reviews/dune-review-spectacular-and-engrossing-until-it-isnt-1235051928/

Fill in the blank "Music by".

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 3, 2021 - 11:08 AM   
 By:   Xebec   (Member)

https://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/dune-movie-review-2021

This one gives it three and a half stars out of 4. It does mention Hans Zimmer.

I want to see this in a big theater.


Probably best, but I'll wait a while then watch it on a relative's big screen in their basement.

Just saw that more in-depth Variety review.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 3, 2021 - 3:05 PM   
 By:   Rameau   (Member)

Ah, good. I don't intend to go & see it, but I'll be buying the Blu-ray.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 3, 2021 - 3:57 PM   
 By:   TheAvenger   (Member)

Several reviews have said that it looks magnificent but is really, really boring.

What a shocker. Never expected that.

Calling it now, there will be no sequel. This will flop spectacularly. Which is a shame because ai never like to see a movie fail. But this project was always going to.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 3, 2021 - 5:34 PM   
 By:   Octoberman   (Member)

No inner monologues=no sale.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 3, 2021 - 6:53 PM   
 By:   Ado   (Member)



this describes DV perfectly
https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2021/09/dune-movie-review-timothee-chalamet

David Lynch’s 1984 misfire (a misfire according to some, anyway) and truly honor Herbert’s text. But Villenueve can’t help but lacquer it all up into something hyper polished and hard to the touch. Even Arrival, his most successful big-budget film, groans under the tremendous onus of his construction. He’s an overloader, and only the keenest and most urgent of scripts can survive beneath that weight.

Dune, unfortunately, is not one of those. Maybe the source material, with its unending glossary of terms describing places, peoples, religious traditions, and political systems, is just too dense to hone into something cinematically agile. Villeneuve’s film is somehow plodding and hurried at once, flurries of exposition and table-setting ringing around set-piece monolith

 
 Posted:   Sep 3, 2021 - 8:05 PM   
 By:   King Solium   (Member)

Several reviews have said that it looks magnificent but is really, really boring.


Like the first one?

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 3, 2021 - 8:28 PM   
 By:   joan hue   (Member)

The Vanityfair and Variety reviews are somewhat negative and the Roger Ebert review is positive as is The Guardian.

I don't want to end up eating crow by declaring right now that this movie will fail. How can we know this? Nor do I want to eat crow by declaring it will be hugely successful which will lead to a sequel. No way can I predict this.

I thought some movies would flop and they didn't. I thought other movies would be successful, and they weren't.

I don't understand prejudging. I guess I will wait and see it and then decide for myself. How very novel of me.

 
 Posted:   Sep 3, 2021 - 9:13 PM   
 By:   King Solium   (Member)

Lots of films like Blade Runner 2049 get high praise but bomb at the box office. I gave up on it after 20 minutes. I thought Arrival was complete garbage, not to mention he ripped off Torchwood: Children of Earth. Neither the subject matter or the director are for me I guess.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 4, 2021 - 1:06 AM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

The Vanityfair and Variety reviews are somewhat negative and the Roger Ebert review is positive as is The Guardian.

I don't want to end up eating crow by declaring right now that this movie will fail. How can we know this? Nor do I want to eat crow by declaring it will be hugely successful which will lead to a sequel. No way can I predict this.

I thought some movies would flop and they didn't. I thought other movies would be successful, and they weren't.

I don't understand prejudging. I guess I will wait and see it and then decide for myself. How very novel of me.



Joan, until you learn to be more dogmatic you’re going to struggle to fit in around here.

 
 Posted:   Sep 4, 2021 - 1:18 AM   
 By:   Ian J.   (Member)

I'm willing to give DV the benefit of the doubt. I liked 'Arrival' and 'Blade Runner 2049'. I also like DL's Dune for all it's problems, and enjoyed the very dense books. What I will say is that if anyone is looking to see an action movie out of the source material is looking for the wrong thing, it's just not what the books are about. Detail, depth, plotting, politics, etc, that's the story and if DV has managed to shoehorn that kind of stuff in then I think I'll probably like it.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 4, 2021 - 4:20 AM   
 By:   TheAvenger   (Member)

Lots of films like Blade Runner 2049 get high praise but bomb at the box office. I gave up on it after 20 minutes. I thought Arrival was complete garbage, not to mention he ripped off Torchwood: Children of Earth. Neither the subject matter or the director are for me I guess.

Totally agree. Arrival looked terrific in the previews but was boring as anything. blade Runner 2049 was as boring as the original movie. Villeneuve just makes dull movies. He should stick to driving racing cars.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 4, 2021 - 4:21 AM   
 By:   TheAvenger   (Member)

Several reviews have said that it looks magnificent but is really, really boring.


Like the first one?


Precisely.

 
 Posted:   Sep 4, 2021 - 6:57 AM   
 By:   King Solium   (Member)

I also like DL's Dune for all it's problems, and enjoyed the very dense books. What I will say is that if anyone is looking to see an action movie out of the source material is looking for the wrong thing, it's just not what the books are about. Detail, depth, plotting, politics, etc, that's the story and if DV has managed to shoehorn that kind of stuff in then I think I'll probably like it.

I like compelling dramas. But you need great characters and performances. Zen (I just woke up) Daya isn't gonna deliver the performance needed for such a movie.

I also question peoples comments about the director being a great visionary. I hear critics say this or that film had great visuals/action sequences all the time and I find most of them generic and cheap looking. The fact the sandworms in this new film looks like giant @ssholes with hemorrhoids don't help much.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 4, 2021 - 8:04 AM   
 By:   joan hue   (Member)

Joan, until you learn to be more dogmatic you’re going to struggle to fit in around here.

Very astute, Tall Guy.smile

It is certainly, "Different strokes for different folks." I didn't care for Blade Runner 2049. On the other hand, I thought Arrival was brilliant and really enjoyed it. Also, his movie Prisoners was very emotionally engaging.

I'm just open to liking or not liking Dune.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 4, 2021 - 8:08 AM   
 By:   Ado   (Member)

I also like DL's Dune for all it's problems, and enjoyed the very dense books. What I will say is that if anyone is looking to see an action movie out of the source material is looking for the wrong thing, it's just not what the books are about. Detail, depth, plotting, politics, etc, that's the story and if DV has managed to shoehorn that kind of stuff in then I think I'll probably like it.

I like compelling dramas. But you need great characters and performances. Zen (I just woke up) Daya isn't gonna deliver the performance needed for such a movie.

I also question peoples comments about the director being a great visionary. I hear critics say this or that film had great visuals/action sequences all the time and I find most of them generic and cheap looking. The fact the sandworms in this new film looks like giant @ssholes with hemorrhoids don't help much.


Hey Sol, 'Great Visionary" is not what it used to be, and the term "Masterpiece" is handed easily and quickly as well. So the relevance of these previously meaningful terms is thereby diminished. $150 million and expensive sets and visual effects do not make you a brilliant director.

 
 Posted:   Sep 4, 2021 - 9:22 AM   
 By:   King Solium   (Member)

I also like DL's Dune for all it's problems, and enjoyed the very dense books. What I will say is that if anyone is looking to see an action movie out of the source material is looking for the wrong thing, it's just not what the books are about. Detail, depth, plotting, politics, etc, that's the story and if DV has managed to shoehorn that kind of stuff in then I think I'll probably like it.

I like compelling dramas. But you need great characters and performances. Zen (I just woke up) Daya isn't gonna deliver the performance needed for such a movie.

I also question peoples comments about the director being a great visionary. I hear critics say this or that film had great visuals/action sequences all the time and I find most of them generic and cheap looking. The fact the sandworms in this new film looks like giant @ssholes with hemorrhoids don't help much.


Hey Sol, 'Great Visionary" is not what it used to be, and the term "Masterpiece" is handed easily and quickly as well. So the relevance of these previously meaningful terms is thereby diminished. $150 million and expensive sets and visual effects do not make you a brilliant director.


Indeed. Today's "Brilliance" usually means something pretentious. "Visionary" isn't a hundred million in shoddy CGI. There's plenty of low budget films who are beautifully filmed and inventive in style.

 
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