Dune ★★★½

really cannot imagine having ever watched this without reading the book. certainly audacious af, I would never want to be the one to try to adapt this.

the baron is of course wonderful and probably the highlight of the whole thing. I think he is just perfectly as you imagine him from the book. to be honest there are quite a few things I feel match my imagination pretty well even if everything does not tie together nicely.

the score is atrocious as well as the pacing. basically the whole first half is exposition and the ending is rushed so hard. the constant voiceover surely doesn't help.

still it is insane and plenty of fun, I imagine so even without being able to follow the story with all of the namedropping and junk. but I guess I'll never know how that feels.

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