By Contrary Brin, Wednesday, November 03, 2021
Dune the movie: Lynch vs Villeneuve vs Frank Herbert… and us.
All right, off-the-cuff let me say that, of course, the latest adaptation of Dune by Denis Villeneuve is magnificent. It is spectacularly good and supremely enjoyable, on a par with the best of Spielberg, or Zemeckis, or Cameron.
The admirable qualities are apparent to all. Still, even while enjoying great movies, there remains a part of me who keeps taking notes.
Furthermore, general approval doesn’t forbid my making a few specific comments, including comparisons to earlier versions. And so, for those of you who enjoy nitpickery – and promise you won’t let it spoil for you a great flick – buckle up and let’s get to it: SPOILERS