of Denis Villeneuve Dune The initial reactions are certainly not about anyone sitting on the fence helping out and watching the sci-fi epic, as after a year’s delay the film was finally shown at the Venice Film Festival to a small group with very divided opinions. was shown for. remake of Dune boasts a huge cast including Timothée Chalamet, Oscar Isaacs, Zendaya, Josh Brolin, Dave Bautista, Jason Momoa, and Javier Bardem, but even he hasn’t been able to save it from critics, who largely Expect a little more from production.
The Frank Herbert adaptation has been long anticipated, and it seems to have been worth it in a way; The visuals and effects appear to be as terrifying as the trailers suggested. When it comes to storytelling, this is where things seem hazy and reviews vary greatly.
Diversity’ Owen Gleberman reports: “Here’s a useful definition of a great science-fiction fantasy film. It’s one in which the world-building is terrifying but requires no more than storytelling. In the first two’star wars’ movies, those dynamics were in perfect harmony; They were, as well, in ‘dark Knight‘ And this ‘mad Max‘movies. ‘blade Runner,’ in its own way, is a wonderful film, but its world-building has more punch than its transcendent neo-noir noodles. Looked in that light,’Dune‘ is a film that earns five stars for world-building and nearly two and a half stars for storytelling.
IndieWireDavid Ehrlich was even more brutal in the film’s murder, saying, “To Villeneuve’s awe-inspiring vision, he loses sight of why Frank Herbert’s basic sci-fi deserves this epic spectacle in the first place. There are disadvantages to making a film so big that even its director can’t see it around the set.”
K Richard Lawson Vanity Fair, saw the film as an opportunity to rectify the mistakes of a previous big-screen adaptation of Herbert’s novel, but did not achieve it for him. He wrote, ‘Together’Dune,’ Villeneuve has a chance to correct the mistakes of David Lynch’s 1984 misfire (misfire according to some, anyway) and genuinely respect Herbert’s lesson. But Villeneuve can’t help but feel everything is hyper polished and hard to the touch. Even his most successful big-budget film ‘Arrival’ groans under the tremendous responsibility of his production. He is an overloader, and only the deepest and most urgent scripts can survive under that weight. ‘Dune,’ unfortunately, is not one of them. Maybe the source material, with its endless vocabulary of words describing places, people, religious traditions, and political systems, is just too dense for something cinematically agile. Villeneuve’s film is somehow running and in a hurry all at once, with exhibition and table-setting playing around the set-piece monolith.”
In contrast, from Clarice Loughre Independent Couldn’t praise the film enough, tweeting that it was “absolutely f-ing slapstick.” He followed, “of Villeneuve”.Dune‘ There’s a sandworm coming out of the darkness below. It is a film of such literal and emotional enormity that it blows the senses. If all goes well, it should rekindle the book’s legacy in the same way as Peter Jackson’sLord of the Rings‘ Trilogy did for the work of JRR Tolkien.”
In fact, many views on Twitter echoed this opinion with an overwhelming amount of positivity for the film, which was not seen in many critics’ reviews. # of Denis VilleneuveDune Made purely for fans, without feeling like fan-service. Go for the stunning visuals and heartfelt performances by Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson and Oscar Isaacs. And worth noting – Jason Momoa stole every scene as Duncan Idaho, What a Star,” said Angelique Jackson. Lindsay Bahr commented, “#Dune is fantastic. I knew nothing and was completely hypnotized by the strange world. It’s thrilling and emotionally authentic and, I don’t know, it was 8:15 a.m. in Italy and I was exhausted and there were three espressos in, but I cried too?” Dune It is currently slated to arrive in theaters and on HBO Max on October 22.