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as Duke Leto
as Emperor Shaddam IV
as Paul Atreides
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Audience Reviews for Dune
Fantastic rendition of the books by Herbert. This series followed and stayed true to the book orders of magnitude better than the 1980s version of it. The movie is quite lengthy but it hits all of the major plot points. The special effects are ok but nothing to write home about, except for the guild navigator folding space part. This was exceptionally well done. If you are a sci-fi fan, watch this movie. If you're a Dune fan, you need to watch this movie right now! :)
this movie should NOT be remade. it will fail at the box office compared to the amount it will cost to produce, market and distribute.
Although there does appear to be a new version of Dune coming out in 2012, the movie trailer associated with this listing on flixster (at least at the time of this writing) is for "Frank Herbert's Dune," produced as a miniseries on the Sci-Fi Channel in 2000. I just watched this version once again, and as there appears to be no listing for it on flixter (again, at least at the time of this writing), I will go ahead and review it here: The theatrical stage effects, such as dropping the lighting and turning on a spot light, do create a startling contrast to the other CGI effects in the film, shocking you out of the story and reminding you that you are watching a performance. The acting by Ian McNeice as the Baron Herkonnen is a bit over the top at times, and his use of rhyme is a bit of an annoyance. Despite all of this, however, I absolutely loved this film. To be sure, perhaps because it's length allows it to develop the story and the characters much more fully, it completely blows David Lynch's version of Dune out of the water - and I am a David Lynch fan. This is one of those novels that I keep meaning to read, but have not yet managed to get around to. But if this film is only half as good as the novel, I definitely need to read it. All in all, this film is definitely worth buying (preferably in the "director's cut" version). (A)
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