Dune ★★★★★

Villeneuve Canon Part Nine

Been such a long time since I've watched one of his films, been waiting for this one for over four years. And it was certainly worth the wait.

Hard to review or speak critically as it is obviously the first part of a larger story. The scale is massive, Denis' achievement behind the camera is superb, and everyone just excels.

Love how it retained the weirdness but also emboldened it with lived in pacing and absolutely unreal visual storytelling. There are moments of exposition dumps, but that is to be expected in a film that is mostly setup and introduction.

Could quibble really, but with time and repeat viewings (and sequels that needed to be greenlit years ago): this could very well be the crowning achievement of many involved. Will be watching this again... Very soon.