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Critic Reviews for Dune
Unless you have the book committed to memory, you'll find it practically impossible to follow the story.
As you would expect from visionary director David Lynch, it is a movie of often staggering visual power, the most ambitious science fiction film since "2001"; it's also stupefyingly dull and disorderly.
Most sci-fi movies offer escape, a holiday from homework, but Dune is as difficult as a final exam. You have to cram for it.
The problem is that the imagery isn't rooted in any story impulse, and so its power dissipates quickly.
Audience Reviews for Dune
The desert roaming tribe of mystics/warriors called the Fremen (free men?) longingly await the heavenly arrival of their messiah. In the meantime powerful and arrogant otherworldly forces battle for control of a drug that bestows second sight, singularly produced on the same desert planet by a rather huge indigenous life form. The Jesus story then, made into sci-fi, Herbert's novels an veritable earthquake in that community, and wrestled with by David Lynch to bring to the screen. While stylistically vibrant, Lynch is brought low by the inability to transmit the unfolding wonder Herbert delivered: " ... a god walking amongst us!" that is the essence of the story, given by a multitude of intricacies. Lynch tries to follow the story, but only trips in those same intricacies, giving instead plodding pace and mysticism lost.
Ehhhhhh, its a decent sci-fi story. Its no eraserhead though and docent have the grittiness of blue velvet.
|Baron Vladimir Harkonnen:||I want to spit, once, on your head.|
|Duke Leto Atreides:||The sleeper must awaken|
|Duke Leto Atreides:||The sleeper must awaken.|
|Lady Jessica:||A million deaths is not enough for Yueh.|
|Stilgar:||Usul, we have wormsigns the likes of which even God have never seen|
|Stilgar:||Usually, we have wormsigns the likes of which even God have never seen.|
|Stilgar:||Usul, we have wormsigns the likes of which even God has never seen.|