No flips for you!
Well, I'm intrigued.
Looks pretty good to me. I'll take ornithopters that look like dragonflies instead of birds. At least they're winged. Momoa seems to be a good choice, as does Zendaya. Can't remember seeing the lead in anything before but seems a good choice from what I can see here. But please, gods please, no "weirding modules."
I haven't watched David Lynch's classic in ages, but I have fond memories of playing Dune II. Never watched the more recent TV miniseries version. Have read the book. Color me somewhat excited. I like Oscar Isaac.
Have seen the lead's name here and there but I don't think I've actually seen him in anything. Is he French? Looks like a worthy successor to Kyle MacLachlan. And Zendaya as successor to Sean Young is OK in my book. I wonder who they've got playing Sting's character. Is Jason Momoa playing Patrick Stewart's character?
I understand this is only going to cover the first half of the book, and they are hoping to make a sequel to finish it up (though it hasn't been green-lit yet).
This really is an all star cast, and it is looking good so far. I'm cautiously optimistic. While David Lynch's classic has a fond place in my heart, it is also a bit of a trainwreck, so I am eager to see a proper attempt at bringing this epic to the silver screen. There have been other attempts of course, in the form of mini series, but Dune is one of those sagas that requires a big budget and a lot of care. It is not easy to adapt. Then again, that's what people said of Lord of the Rings for a very long time. Will this be the new LotR?
But it also looks like they tried to make it an action movie, which I don't feel will work. It's the approach that sunk the Dark Tower; I worry it will sink Dune, as well. And the Pink Floyd at the end was just galling.
I don't what it says about trends in entertainment, but it's interesting that we're getting adaptations of both Dune and Foundation - two landmark 20th century works of sci-fi - at the same time.
I watched the trailer five times yesterday and then watched Lynch's Dune for good measure after my wife went to sleep. Needless to say, I am excited for the new Dune. The cast looks great.
If had to sum up the trailer in one word, it would be: stately. I'm fine with that aesthetic. Going for, ahem, baroque like Lynch did would not have been wise. I'm even okay with the oddball choice of Pink Floyd.
Unfortunately, when it comes to trailers these days, we live in this world:
(Though they did miss the "rapid-fire action shot cuts that you can't follow" part.
Yeah, it's a pretty good compromise. What would the proper term be for them - anisopter?Looks pretty good to me. I'll take ornithopters that look like dragonflies instead of birds. At least they're winged.