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They'd have to call it Dune: Beefcake Unchained if they did that.
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after his last two movies being as fantastic as they are I have faith that Villanueva will make a film worth watching that will do more than just provide some splosions and eye candy
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Here's a summary of those cast and their roles:
The cast of the new Dune films continues to grow with Timothee Chalamet cast as Paul Atreides, Rebecca Ferguson as Lady Jessica, Stellan Skarsgard as Baron Harkonnen, David Dastmalchian is Harkonnen’s advisor Piter De Vries, and Charlotte Rampling as Reverend Mother Mohiam. Also onboard is Jason Momoa as Duncan Idaho, Dave Bautista is Glossu 'Beast' Rabban, Josh Brolin as Warmaster and mentor Gurney Halleck, Oscar Isaac as Duke Leto Atreides (Pauls Father), Javier Bardem as the Fremen leader Stilgar, Chang Chen as Dr. Wellington Yueh, and Zendaya as Chani (Pauls sweetheart).
Still a few key roles not listed on here.

Also, Hans Zimmer will do the score.

I can't fucking wait for this.
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Ugh. It's always Hans Zimmer. In this age of Zimmer worship I feel like Zoroastrians must feel in Iran. And yes, Oscar Isaac should have been Duncan.
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Personally I find Zimmer to be underrated. Meaning that I personally underrate him, from time to time I forget how good he actually is and than I sound like Judderman.

As a remedy I listen to the finale on the Lone Ranger soundtrack, that usually sets my mind straight
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https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/20 ... ium=social

Dune pics from Vanity Fair. Looking pretty bad ass.
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Lots to chew on there. Somewhere in this thread I'm pretty sure I thought the Aquaman signing was a great idea, watching this now, I may ultimately back track on that. And I will definetly have to get past the Zendaya casting, but that's my own issue (one of my girls watched all her Disney shows on loop a year or so ago, so I'm having trouble separating her from her disney persona).

Other than that, this looks pretty exciting. Hopefully its not just a big action piece only.
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Lots of dry desert. Ben Shapiro will approve.
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so sorry wrote:
Denis Villeneuve has the Midas touch, so I'm confident that this will be good. That said, this trailer didn't really click for me. I know that the mythos of Dune is famously convoluted (and only gets more so as the series progresses), to the extent that explanatory pamphlets were distributed at the door for David Lynch's version. They seem to be leaning in the opposite direction here, at least with the marketing: trying to focus on the surface-level spectacle to attract an audience.
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Ribbons wrote:
so sorry wrote:
Denis Villeneuve has the Midas touch, so I'm confident that this will be good. That said, this trailer didn't really click for me. I know that the mythos of Dune is famously convoluted (and only gets more so as the series progresses), to the extent that explanatory pamphlets were distributed at the door for David Lynch's version. They seem to be leaning in the opposite direction here, at least with the marketing: trying to focus on the surface-level spectacle to attract an audience.

you're a buzzkill, sometimes, you know that? :twisted: :-P

that trailer looked about as amazing as we could hope for, the kind of science fiction cinematic experience kids like myself imagined 40 years ago when we were reading such stories. we'll see how it turns out, but if he does with this what he did with Bladerunner:2049 he will have established himself as THE premier science fiction director, hands down.
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Ribbons wrote:

Fuck, that LOOKS spectacular. Absolute must to see this in the theater.

That said, I could do without the humor (looking at you Momoa).

I suspect (hope?) this will fall somewhere between the true source material (book) and the first movie (which is a total guilty pleasure of mine).

bring it on.
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It does look like quite the spectacle. Provided the Delta Variant isn't overrunning Florida, I'd love to see this in the biggest theater imaginable. Hppefully the "jokes" with Momoa and Josh Brolin are few and far between. Let it just be the visual feast that it is.
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Ribbons wrote:It does look like quite the spectacle. Provided the Delta Variant isn't overrunning Florida, I'd love to see this in the biggest theater imaginable. Hppefully the "jokes" with Momoa and Josh Brolin are few and far between. Let it just be the visual feast that it is.
don't worry about that. the Delta Variant is already overrunning FL, but this movie doesn't come out til October. by then, some new variant will be overrunning FL, like Lambda Lambda Lambda or Omega Mu. i'd say Alpha Beta or Pi Delta Pi also, but those ones don't show up in FL until spring break.
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TheBaxter wrote:
Ribbons wrote:It does look like quite the spectacle. Provided the Delta Variant isn't overrunning Florida, I'd love to see this in the biggest theater imaginable. Hppefully the "jokes" with Momoa and Josh Brolin are few and far between. Let it just be the visual feast that it is.
don't worry about that. the Delta Variant is already overrunning FL, but this movie doesn't come out til October. by then, some new variant will be overrunning FL, like Lambda Lambda Lambda or Omega Mu. i'd say Alpha Beta or Pi Delta Pi also, but those ones don't show up in FL until spring break.
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Saw it in an Imax theater last night. Non-spoilery thoughts:

Pretty damn good is my first impression.

Casting overall was excellent, although I did find Zandaya a bit distracting since I watched her for a few years on one of my daughter's favorite NickJr shows.

I can completely understand anyone not familiar with the book or at least the '84 movie to find it harder to follow, but if you're going to see this movie, you probably know this going in. There were times that words were whispered, and I couldn't even follow what was said.

Visually spectacular. SO glad I saw this in IMAX, and not just on my home TV thru HBO. I will certainly rewatch now at home (maybe a few times), but that first viewing on a gigantic screen with premium sound... damn worth the 20 bucks.

Not sure how well this film will do at the box office, but for sure they will do the "part 2" movie. Even though there are 2 more books to mine from for more movies, the books get progressively weird, so I can't really see any one attempting move full length movies after they complete part 2, but certainly can see if their were rumblings about a streaming series of some kind.

Go see it.
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so sorry wrote:Casting overall was excellent, although I did find Zandaya a bit distracting since I watched her for a few years on one of my daughter's favorite NickJr shows.
Excuse me, it was a Disney Channel show.

I also saw this in theaters and I enjoyed the experience quite a bit. There's so much to take in here, from the languages to the costumes to the funky futuristic props. Even more so than the visual spectacle, the sound mixing was impressive and immersive. I'd read the first Dune book (then stopped because I heard it got super-weird) and this is a pretty faithful adaptation, although rather than explain the lore of the series they mostly throw you into the world and hope you get your bearings. This can make the movie feel trippy and mysterious, but I also can see how it might alienate people who don't know what's going on. Still, I'm continually surprised by Denis Villeneuve's ability to make these big blockbusters (like Arrival and Blade Runner 2049) that manage to retain his arthouse sensibilities. I would have to say my biggest disappointment was the sandworms, but other than that, highly recommend.
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it definitely felt faithful to the book... maybe a bit too faithful, like some things could've been left out or tightened up a bit. loved the ornithopters. casting was good, not a real timothy chalamet fan but i can't argue he wasn't spot-on casting for this role. it feels like it takes itself a bit too seriously sometimes, but then again, if the alternative was more jason momoa, i'd probably say they made the right choice.

the cutoff point felt a little weird and anticlimactic... i knew they were splitting it up in two, but it still feels incomplete and unsatisfying, hopefully that'll be taken care of when Part 2 is released. if for some reason they never do make Part 2, then this movie would feel pretty pointless.
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TheBaxter wrote:it definitely felt faithful to the book... maybe a bit too faithful, like some things could've been left out or tightened up a bit. loved the ornithopters. casting was good, not a real timothy chalamet fan but i can't argue he wasn't spot-on casting for this role. it feels like it takes itself a bit too seriously sometimes, but then again, if the alternative was more jason momoa, i'd probably say they made the right choice.

the cutoff point felt a little weird and anticlimactic... i knew they were splitting it up in two, but it still feels incomplete and unsatisfying, hopefully that'll be taken care of when Part 2 is released. if for some reason they never do make Part 2, then this movie would feel pretty pointless.

I actually like that kid in the role. Is he a bit too 'meek' for what turns out to be a highly skilled knife fighter? Probably. But I can mumbo-jumbo my logic to believe that its his inherent beni-geserate training gave him the edge in his fight with a clearly more seasoned fighter.

As for Mamoa, I know I said it a while ago in this thread... I was excited when he was announced as Duncan, then when the first trailer came out I got a little nervous, and yup, he "Mamoa'ed" it up a little too much. The surfer-warrior-badass thing is getting a little played out. Would have liked him to play it a bit more serious. I know Duncan in the books wasn't a super stoic person, but still, he probably took the light-hearted nature a bit too far.

I can understand the ending being anticlimactic for sure if you aren't a fan of the book and know what's coming. I geeked out when he sees the sandworm being ridden though!
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TheBaxter wrote:the cutoff point felt a little weird and anticlimactic... i knew they were splitting it up in two, but it still feels incomplete and unsatisfying, hopefully that'll be taken care of when Part 2 is released. if for some reason they never do make Part 2, then this movie would feel pretty pointless.
Co-sign on that. It didn't feel like a complete movie in the way that other series installments (i.e. Fellowship of the Ring) do; more like a story that was interrupted halfway through. The fight that preceded it didn't even feel like a climax, even though I understand the emotional significance of Paul taking a life.
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https://gizmodo.com/dune-2-christopher- ... 1848917627

This is actually terrible news... he's just so recognizable as... Walken, right?
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so sorry wrote: Thu May 12, 2022 4:02 pm https://gizmodo.com/dune-2-christopher- ... 1848917627

This is actually terrible news... he's just so recognizable as... Walken, right?
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i mean, he has worked previously in the Dune extended universe:

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