Directed by Denis Villeneuve
Starting Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaacs, Josh Brolin, Dave Bautista, Zendaya, Jason Momoa, Stellan Skarsgård, Javier Bardem
I have to confess that I knew nothing of this film or 1984. Seeing many people I know or pages that I follow getting excited about this film sparked my curiosity. I mean I was going to see it anyway but this got me more interesting.
I have to the plot is hard to explain. All I can say is that the Atreids are sent by an emperor to rule over a desert planet named Arrakis. They are betrayed and only Paul, heir of the House of Atreides, and his mother. Paul now wants to find the fremen and fulfill what he wanted.
Like I said the plot is hard to explain but it’s easy to understand as you see the movie. I read during the day how many people were disappointed by the 1984 movie and that they hoped this one was better. I can’t speak for the other version but this film was great. I like that they took the time to establish the story without worrying about the duration of the film. Because of this yes, the movie is long but it allowed them to make a story that is better paced and never feels rushed.
The film is amazing visually and I did not see it in a movie theater. The dessert and the worm attacks looked great. The action scenes were great also. As a casual viewer that knew nothing about the books or anything, I was grabbed by the story and had to see it until the end.
The movie also has an amazing cast and they all do their jobs. I like the character of Paul and Timothée’s performance. I like that he is the hero but at the beginning, he is not just a beginner, he is strong and takes a leadership role and it’s not just the character that needs help all the time. I liked the whole cast and the characters.
I can say that I enjoyed the film and I can recommend you see it in a movie theater because the visuals are impressive and must look amazing on a big screen.