Dune (2021)

Rating: 3 out of 5.

The mystery of life is not a problem to solve, but a reality to experience.

My perspective is solely cinematic. I haven’t even read the first page of Frank Herbert’s novel. I will not be able to assess if Denis Villeneuve’s work in the adaptation of Dune is worthy of admiration or if it fell short. But I can consider the film as an independent piece with value regardless of the material from which the scriptwriters were inspired. History tells us that adapting the Herbert saga has been a difficult task. The first attempt was by Chilean Alejandro Jodorowsky and could not be due to budget issues, then David Lynch in 1984 in a film that was very poorly received by critics.

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