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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A major cinematic guilty pleasure

    David Lynch’s Dune is one of my major cinematic guilty pleasures. No matter how horrible this movie is (and this movie is truly horrible), I cannot pass up an opportunity to watch it. Part of the pleasure of viewing this movie is simply trying to figure out where it went wrong. Is it the chronic use of inner voice to explain that which is clearly evident? Is it the dialogue that would impair the performance of the most seasoned actor? Is it the ridiculous special effects that make the riding of the great worms look moronic, or, is the use of a musical score by Toto? You be the judge! For fans of Herbert’s novels, Frank Herbert’s Dune gives the novel a better and more faithful cinematic reading.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Consider This if You're Bored

    This movie, thanks to the confusing spot-acting and poor attention to detail, is a real letdown for Dune fans worldwide. David Lynch _should_ be lynched for making this film. The ledgend goes that Ridley Scott got shafted as the director, which was the first mistake that Dino DeLaurentis could have made. The casting is excellent, with some readily-identifiable geek favorites (Sean Young, Patrick Stewart) in modern times, but good actors do not a movie make. It's obvious nobody had the heart to tell poor, psychotic Lynch that his early work stunk, because he's still proud of it. Having read the entirety of the original sequence of books, I can safely say that this movie not only blasphemes the aim and feel of the original book, but gives some folk the wrong idea about Dune entirely, which is definitely not the point of making a book-based screenplay. On the lighter side, the only way that this movie could get worse is if they took out the catchy music, which I find myself humming every so often (even though it's so repetitive, overdone, and precocious in the movie). My verdict? Watch this movie if you want to be confused/bored/sickened or if you have a date over and just need something for ''background noise'' (worked for me, unfortunately). What really got to me is that I was a fan of Lynch films up until I saw this one. What a letdown. Two stars.

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    Posted June 16, 2009

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