Has Hollywood fixed its remake flop issues or will DUNE prove to be another attempt at taking a movie from the 80s and slapping a big budget on it to attract viewers?
This star-studded cast had me skeptical if everything would mesh or if Legendary Pictures were attempting to purchase a successful movie by having such huge names. So I took the time to watch DUNE, the remake of David Lynch and Frank Herbert's 1984 sci-fi film and an adaptation of Franks' writings. This movie, unlike its predecessor, made well good use of today's technology. The CGI and graphics team does not disappoint, from the explosions and otherworldly views both in space and on the different planets to the giant creatures that rule over the deserts on the planet Arrakis. If you've never seen the film or read the books here is the setting of the film. The year is 10191, Spice is the most valuable substance known in the universe, and it just so happens to be only sourced in the sands of the deserts of Arrakis. After a royal decree awards Arrakis to Duke Leto Atreides, his bitter enemies Harkonnens rage war to take the land back. It is up to Paul (Timothée Chalamet), Leto's son who possesses special abilities, to lead the Fremen, the natives of Arrakis, in a battle to take back control of the planet and its spice. Although I knew the outcome of this film, I still watched with an open mind because this is the start of a series and I am curious to see where the franchise goes from here. I was also intrigued to see how much they were able to do with a 165,00,000 budget. Filming, which wrapped up in 2019 took place in Stadlandet, Norway, and the heavenly Liwa Oasis of Abu Dhabi. Not only does it help to have a cast that can hold their weight on the screen, but it does also help that Hans Zimmer never misses when scoring a film. Hans's brilliance can be heard through this film and adds the perfect amount of color to the film. I went in skeptical and left fulfilled. This is a great film to get high to and enjoy. Whether you are watching at home on HBO Max or at the theaters, this is worth the 2.5+ hours of your time and it won't blow your high you may need a pick me upper (dab, edible, or joint) halfway through if you're an everyday smoker.
I give this film 4.20 out of 5 joints..
Here's the trailer from Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros newest film DUNE:
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