Dune, part 1

Finally saw Dune last night.

As expected from Villeneuve, it's visually stunning. Also expected, there are pacing issues throughout the movie. Basically every scene is overdone and lasts longer than it should, which makes it hard for the film to maintain any sort of rhythm.

The movie should never have been split in two installments. For something that lasts 155 minutes, not a whole lot actually happens. They might come to regret that decision.

Is it good? Hell yeah! 😃 Is it great? Not even close.

Actor performances are solid throughout and of course I'll be watching the second part as soon as it's released.

As was the case with his version of Bladerunner, I'm afraid that mainstream audiences might find Villeneuve's adaptation of Dune to be overlong and boring at times.

With authors, we talk about mental masturbation when they go on and on and it brings nothing to the plot. With director like Villeneuve, we should call this visual masturbation. The ship is about to crash into the sand. The sequence should last like 30 seconds. It lasts 4 minutes. 😕 Countless scenes are like that.

Should you see it? Hell yeah! 😃 Just don't expect the best thing since sliced bread. If you've seen any of Denis Villeneuve's movies, you should know what to expect by now.

I'm just glad it's finally out.

2 commentaires:

Grue said...

"...which makes it hard for the film to maintain any sort of rhythm."

If you film without rhythm, then you won't attract the worm...

S.Kapriniotis said...

I found the movie the next best thing after the first LotR film, 20 years ago.

Nothing else compares to this movie, nothing.