- I wasn't planning on seeing Dune. I just wasn't interested, but my friends wanted to go, and they invited me along, so I went.
- This was my very first IMAX movie. It was impressive. The screen was massive, and the sound quality was amazing. I went to another another movie that evening (yes, two movies in one day), and the screen and sound were not as good. It seemed so small, and I wanted the larger screen. Suey, you spoiled me!
- The movie only covers the first part of the book. There will be more movies.
- Basically, the house of bald and brooding bad guys ruled the spice planet for a long time and became ridiculously rich. The emperor decided to remove the bad guy house from the spice planet and replace them with the good guy house led by a bearded Poe Dameron. Poe's mistress, Jessica, is part of this scary witch group. She has been training her son, Paul, in her witchy/culty ways. Paul is special because of his bloodline and training. Well, he is having vivid dreams about Zendaya and other things on the spice planet. When Poe's people get to the spice planet, they find out the bad guys have left it in bad shape, and bad things happen. There is a lot of political and cultural things going on that are important to the story, but it is a big jumbled mess.
- The blue-eyed desert people are really important, but the movie mostly just talks about them. The desert people live on the spice planet, and the big bald bad guys were mean to them, but the new good guys want to work with them in harmony. Zendaya is part of the desert people, but she only gets to be seen for a small part at the end of the movie, and in Paul's dreams.
- The ending is a little abrupt, because there are going to be more movies, so the story does not get wrapped up, things are just bad for our heroes.
- I didn't like that Jessica kept freaking out during the movie. She is a member of this scary witch group, so she should be able to be more in control of herself.
- The movie is LONG, and it feels long. I don't mind long movies, but I mind when they feel long, and I'm wondering when the heck they are going to wrap this up.
- Overall, I enjoyed the movie. I thought it was a good adaptation of the book. I felt the same way about the movie that I did the book, so that is good. The movie is a beautiful feast for the eyes. The cinematography was well done. The music is gorgeous. Hans Zimmer really outdoes himself on this one. Yes, I would recommend seeing it in the theater, in IMAX.
My friends and I hosted a read along for Dune a while ago.
I will post links below, so you can check out my previous posts on the book.