Review

Dune is a 2021 American science fiction film directed by Denis Villeneuve and written by Erica Roth, based on the Frank Herbert novel of the same name.

Dune

  • Greg Burn
  • May 12, 2022
 

Plot

Paul Atreides, the heir to the noble House Atreides, is sent with his family to the desert planet Arrakis to take over the stewardship of the planet from House Harkonnen. Arrakis is the only source of the spice melange, which is essential for interstellar travel and grants enhanced mental abilities to those who consume it. The Harkonnens, Atreides' longtime enemies, have been secretly sabotaging the Atreides' efforts to mine the spice.

Paul and his family are betrayed by the Harkonnens and forced to flee into the desert. Paul is separated from his family and is captured by the Fremen, a tribe of desert dwellers. The Fremen believe that Paul is the messiah prophesied by their religion, and they teach him their ways of survival in the desert. Paul becomes a powerful warrior and leader among the Fremen.

The Harkonnens, with the aid of the Imperial House Corrino, launch an attack on the Fremen. Paul leads the Fremen in a massive assault on the Harkonnen and Imperial forces, during which he kills Baron Harkonnen. Paul then takes control of Arrakis and declares himself the anet.

Graphics

The graphics in Dune are some of the best. The sets and locations are all well-designed and realistic, and the special effects are used sparingly but effectively. The overall look of the film is very dark and atmospheric, and the desert landscapes are particularly impressive.

Sound

The sound design in Dune is excellent, with a great deal of attention paid to creating an immersive and believable world. The music by Brian Eno is atmospheric and effective, and the sound effects are used to great effect.

Recommendations

Dune is a film that is definitely worth watching, despite its flaws. It is an ambitious and visually impressive film that is unlike anything else that has been made. If you are a fan of Denis Villeneuve or of science fiction films in general, then Dune is a film that you should definitely see.

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