After a long anticipation and more than a year delay, the long-awaited comes dune The adaptation made its debut at the Venice International Film Festival. In a few days it will hit cinemas across Europe. Unfortunately, fans in the United States will have to wait until October 22nd to see Villeneuve’s latest performance. The wait is definitely worth it, because the Canadian’s most ambitious project to date offers cinema fans entertainment of the highest quality. And it’s overwhelming.
In a distant future dune is essentially a coming-of-age story of the young Paul Atreides, whose journey to a great ruler will take him to the desert planet Arrakis, home of spices, the galactic empire’s most valuable resource. Two noble families compete for the supremacy of Arrakis, that of Baron Vladimir Harkonnen and the Atreides. Paul is no ordinary hero as the young heir to the House of Atreides has no peers, just senior teachers who are alpha males compared to their young apprentice. As much as he may look like a 16 year old boy seeking his voice, he brings significant ancestry from both his father and mother’s side. In addition to a noble birth, the young protagonist is allegedly the Kwisatz Haderach, the chosen one, whom the Bene Gesserit Order has carefully bred for more than 10,000 years.
Interstellar Veterinarian Timothée Chalamet captured the insecurities and fears of the young heir of the Atreides house perfectly and brought a lot of charisma with him. The rest of the dune The cast is apt for special occasions as it includes Rebecca Ferguson – with an outstanding performance as Lady Jessica – Oscar Isaac as the strict Duke Leto Atreides, Jason Momoa, Josh Brolin and David Bautista as the fearless warriors Duncan Idaho, Gurney Halleck and Glossu Rabban respectively.
As for the rest of the cast, Zendaya is arguably one of the biggest names in the world dune Cast, but her role in the story is relatively small, relegated to the role of Paul’s dream girl. In dune, she is Chani, a proud Fremen girl who connects with Chalamets Paul Atreides. She plays a central role in the books after the arrival of Duke Leto Atreides I’s son on the desert planet, but the film doesn’t see her very often. A hypothetical sequel is meant to explore her character further, much needed after seeing her sacrificed role in this film.
Director Villeneuve is not a newcomer to demanding tasks; he proved it when he was behind the wheel Blade Runner 2049, the sequel to Ridley Scott’s highly acclaimed Blade runner. This time he not only took on the difficulty of adapting the world created by Herbert to the big screen, but the Canadian director also had to live up to the expectations of the fans. In dune, Villeneuve has surpassed itself with its majestic shots, lighting effects and the charm of a smoking canvas effect. If you liked it Arrivals and enjoyed watching Hitman, you will find numerous references to the director’s works. In addition, fans of Herbert’s books can sleep peacefully, as Villeneuve treated the source very respectfully, adapted many dialogues and scenes almost literally and captured the essence of Herbert’s work, in contrast to David Lynch, who offered his interpretation in 1984.
Nothing feels cheap, wrong, or out of place in this movie. Hans Zimmer’s score perfectly set the tone for this epic saga with great bass and some pleasant bagpipes. In Villeneuve’s geometrically balanced framework, you will not only see and feel Arrakis’ desert, but also hear it with Zimmer’s soundtrack.
The only thing wrong with this movie is that it feels incomplete in the same way The Companions of the Ring could feel without it The two Towers and the return of the King. After all, this film only covers the story from the first half of Herbert’s novel. Warner Bros. now has a golden goose in its hands, something that could keep up Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings in terms of popularity. Now the ball rests with the producers, provided that the fans follow the call and watch Villeneuve’s masterpiece in large numbers. Warner Bros. hasn’t given the green light to a sequel yet, even if the director is hopeful about the project and implies on several occasions that the story requires a sequel – Villeneuve himself even went so far as to tease a trilogy for that project. Regardless of how many films the Canadian filmmaker chooses after viewing, be it two, three, or a hundred, he should receive a free ticket from Warner Bros.
GAME BOARD: 8/10
As explained in ComingSoon’s evaluation guideline, a score of 8 equals “Great”. While there are a couple of minor issues, this score means that the film achieved its goal and left an unforgettable impression.