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    I live in UK so have to wait until October 21st apparently, but can’t complain as I thought it was coming out at Christmas. IMAX is expensive so I’ve never felt justified until now…

    Exactly. I never got the hype for IMAX. My Dolby theater works fine. Plus there is literally only one IMAX where I live and the only time I seriously considered IMAX was for Endgame but it was fully booked for weeks so I just went back to my Dolby. Lol

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    Dune is apparently doing great box office in France.

    https://deadline.com/2021/09/dune-opening-weekend-warner-bros-international-box-office-1234838181/amp/

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    Darlings, this movie was cinematically classy but a snooze fest. We did not need all those repetitive visions… Witch Mother was excellent, though. She deserves Golden dildo consideration. The movie does not. Boring, dear citizens. Just boring.

    As a famous singer said, "ain't nobody gonna Thatcher, Thatcher, Thatcher!"

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    Darlings, this movie was cinematically classy but a snooze fest. We did not need all those repetitive visions… Witch Mother was excellent, though. She deserves Golden dildo consideration. The movie does not. Boring, dear citizens. Just boring.

    Yeah most people are saying the movie’s like an extended prologue and nothing much happens. Dune books aren’t popular enough to carry a movie like that.

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    Dune’s China release date has been announced. With them, it should be enough for the sequel.

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    Yeah most people are saying the movie’s like an extended prologue and nothing much happens. Dune books aren’t popular enough to carry a movie like that.

    I think Dune works better like a show, similar to Game of Thrones.

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    “Dune” is now 90% fresh on RT. 🥂

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    I don’t think this movie was boring at all. Y’all seems Marvel fans looking for « endless action and explosions ». There’s a difference between « boring » and « slow burn ». The movie takes it’s time yes but it’s never boring. We need time to understand everything in this majestic world. With THAT cinematography and music, it’s impossible to find it boring. Everyone can have an opinion tho. I love everything about it. The story, the VISUALS (give it the Oscar already), the music, the characters, the set pieces, the actors… wow. That was a sci-fi masterpiece. I do agree that the second part will be more « thrilling » cause I was at the edge of my seat at the end and wanted more. But keep in mind that it’s a slow burn movie and you’ll enjoy it. It’s not your typical « action » movie.

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    Headed for around $36 mil opening weekend in the European markets where it opened so far. I’m not sure how that compares to other releases this year but it’s much better than the $20 mil projected early this week

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    Headed for around $36 mil opening weekend in the European markets where it opened so far. I’m not sure how that compares to other releases this year but it’s much better than the $20 mil projected early this week

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    Pandemic era comps to consider for Dune include Black Widow, while Villeneuve’s 2017 Blade Runner 2049 is also worth noting given the film’s pedigree and history. In like-for-like markets, and at today’s rates, those films opened to $22.8M and $24.4M, respectively.

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    Dune looks to be over performing in the European markets it released in over the weekend.

    ‘Dune’ Reaps A Heap With $37M From Early Offshore Debut; ‘Shang-Chi’ Tops $320M WW – International Box Office

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    Where are people who said Dune would flop? I only hear crickets. 🙂

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    Hey, I really liked “Dune” FWIW. It’s immersive, elegant and jaw-dropping from the beginning to the end. I went in without knowing the source material, other than there are planets and one of them has sand worms and the spice. Whoever said that it’s difficult to follow was looking at his phone or something. The movie takes its time at the beginning to explain the world it’s set in, with all the different houses and civilizations, so if you’re looking for an action blockbuster this is not your kind of movie. This first half was a bit slow, but full of fascinating characters and customs I’d like to know more about. It’s really in the second half that the movie catches speed and more pieces of the puzzle come together. I can’t wait to go back to the world created by Denis Villeneuve to know how the story ends!

    MVP: Rebecca Ferguson (she’s the glue that holds the whole movie together and basically a co-lead)

    Nominations: Best Picture, Best Director + all the techs. It might miss an Adapted Screenplay nomination (there’s a bit too much explaining to do in the first half).

    Wins: VFX and Sound, with Score, Cinematography and Production Design also win-competitive.

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    More thoughts on“Dune” (with very soft spoilers of the kind you read in most reviews):

    After watching “Dune” I started to think about the issues raised in most of the reviews: a lot of world-building and not enough storytelling. It’s an issue that is often raised by detractors of “Blade Runner” and you know what? I fucking love “Blade Runner” and so does Denis Villeneuve. I don’t really care if there isn’t enough storytelling. I want to explore the world of “Blade Runner” (well, not really, because it’s dying but you know what I mean) just like I want to explore the world of “Dune” with its planets and civilizations (the Bene Gesserit matriarchal sect of psychics and their powers, for instance).

    I really loved the arcane objects and the Middle Eastern influences in the imagery of Arrakis. They give this culture a mysterious, mystic and exotic aura, set in opposition to the cold steel and stoicism of house Atreides. I also appreciated the parallels with our contemporary world. Ecology, colonialism and the exploitation of natural resources are just hinted at in the movie, but the more you think about it afterwards, the more important they become to understand that there are levels of allegory hidden in this story.

    The (white) kid-savior narrative of the movie feels certainly familiar, but not clichéd because Villeneuve is clever enough to make both Paul and the viewer feel a subtle uneasiness about it from the start. Are the Atreides going to save Arrakis from oppression or are they just the new rulers? Chalamet plays Paul as decidedly uneasy and uncertain about being “the chosen one”: a scene in the desert where he’s queasy and concerned about the future shows it really well. He also gives Paul a much-appreciated pensiveness in a world of action and cold self-assured rulers. I guess we’ll have to wait for the second part (fingers crossed) to learn if Villeneuve will further complicate the white savior trope or not.

    “Dune” is reminiscent of many things from “Lord of the Rings” to “Star Wars” or even “Game of Thrones”, but it’ s not a flawless masterpiece. It has occasional problems of pace, the score is too bombastic at times and its most interesting themes are hidden from view. Not everyone is going to like it: it’s a blockbuster with little action and I’m sure that the fans of the books are going to complain that this or that wasn’t explained in the movie well enough, but overall I found it a remarkable achievement. It has a complex and fascinating mythology that it’s definitely worth being explored more in detail and a story that, while it may feel a bit like an archetype of interplanetary science fiction, intrigued me nevertheless.

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    Great review!

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