Unfortunately Herbert's book has proved again how difficult it is to translate to the screen. I see there is a lot of adoration for this film but I certainly wasn't feeling it. To be honest, I wasn't a massive fan of the book but there was enough of an interesting core story that in the right hands could make an interesting film, which would hopefully discard those parts of the book that didn't work. But that's not what I saw. Given only about half of the book is adapted, it has an undeserving long running time. Beautiful cinematography but that doesn't sink or save a movie. No life was breathed into Frank Herbert's characters, making them uninteresting and unsympathetic; the music was torturous and the film dragged. Not a good watch.
I again fail to understand why the critics have ravished the movie as much as they have. It is definitely not the best entry in the Marvel universe but it is certainly not as dire as they say. I think the film suffers badly in the first half, feeling very off key. I honestly don't think the way the writers decided to set up the back story was in the best manner and I think the film was strained by trying to manage so many characters. Luckily the film picks up in the second half and I really enjoyed it. Also, loving the setup for certain new MCU characters in the after screen credit scenes.