Sunday, October 24, 2021

A Different Take On Dune

While my review of the new Dune flick was less than glowing, Dune: Didn't Hate It, Big Country Expat watched it on IMAX and really enjoyed it: Color Me HIGHLY Impressed

I suspected that it suffered a lot by watching it on a computer screen, even a 32" curved HD monitor and BCE's review reinforces that thought. I still won't shell out even a buck to see it but if you are going to, IMAX sounds like it is worth the entra shekels. 

Something else he said, he has read the book and knows the plot line while when I watched it my wife didn't so I had to keep explaining what was going on. It definitely is a movie best enjoyed by people who know the story going in.

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  1. "Dune" made over $30 million for its opening weekend. Pretty good. Still not convinced yet.

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    1. That actually seems really low for a widely released and hyped blockbuster.

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  2. Found a video on the theology and history of "Dune" leading up to the House of Atreides.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EaDxLCKFvlE

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  3. Budget was $160M, worldwide gross so far is $220M. Maybe a sequel or two. Still haven't seen it . . .

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    1. The second movie won't be a sequel just a continuation of the first movie, a Children of Dune movie would be a sequel. Just to be snarky about it.

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  4. Looks like there will be a sequel:

    https://boundingintocomics.com/2021/10/26/dune-legendary-entertainment-gives-sequel-the-greenlight/

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    1. I didn't think there was much chance there wouldn't be

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