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Mustrum_Ridcully

Adventurer
My fear is it's actually good but due to Covid makes no money and we don't get part 2.
I believe the "logic" behind the money films make is a bit changed during the Corona restrictions - they will look for top performers, but they might not necessarily expect them to be actually profitable because the cinemas are forced to operate at reduced capacity and a lot of people are not going to go because of the risks associated with public gatherings in closed rooms. Some might really just release these movies now because they can't actually afford sitting on all of the cost for another year or so.

So the movie only has to be successful compared to other movies this year, not actually break any records or be competitive with movies from previous years.
Of course, there could be some movie-related companies that might be financially ruined and not be able to make new movies, or help make new movies.

It could also be that the next movies coming up with need to be at lower budgets because money is tight and they can't take such big leaps anymore.
 

It looks pretty good but kind of...empty. Lynch's film, despite its flaws, was deeply atmospheric and weird, with a real mystical quality. Based on this trailer, this seems more vanilla. But we'll see.

This was my initial reaction, too. It looks like it could be a good movie, but a lot of the CGI was a bit same-y. I'll definitely still watch it, but my hopes are

I really with they hadn't shown us the sand worm at all.

Also, I will take any opportunity to share this (warning: some language):

 

Of course, there could be some movie-related companies that might be financially ruined and not be able to make new movies, or help make new movies.

It could also be that the next movies coming up with need to be at lower budgets because money is tight and they can't take such big leaps anymore.

The last economic crisis made us lose Guillermo Del Toro's version of The Hobbit and replaced it with Peter Jackson's trilogy. I will never forgive the financial industry for this travesty.
 


pukunui

Hero
It
How far into the book does this go? Not far? Hoping we get the whole book over time.....
”Roughly the first half”. Don’t know where exactly it’s going to finish off, but they aim to make it a satisfying story that can standalone (presumably in case they can’t make the sequel).

Hopefully we won’t end up with it being like he old animated Lord of the Rings, which only told half the story.
 




Kaodi

Adventurer
I really love Blade Runner 2049 and I like Villeneuve's work as a rule. But something about this just seems a little off to me. Like, it does not feel quite gritty enough or something. Which is ironic given that the film is about a desert planet, ;) .

Maybe it has been too long since I read the combat described in the books. But what I do remember is that the Fremen thought Paul was messing with them because he always hesitated with his blows. But that was due to how personal shields work. Yet the melee combat between shielded opponents looks really fast?
 


Azuresun

Explorer
I think Jared Leto is treading Johnny Depp level of annoying, I cant put my finger on it but he just does.

Having "read" Dune, (I'll get to that in a minute), I think its a hard book to translate to a movie in my opinion. Too long for a single movie but not long enough for two.

When I last read the book, I thought a lot of the stuff after the timeskip felt a bit rushed. Being vague because of spoilers, there are several events that happen after that point which could be expanded on, or things we hear about second-hand which could occur "on-camera", without any of them feeling like padding.
 

Eltab

Hero
You almost have to make an hour-long TV program "The Backstory of Dune" (which would do what the Appendices do for Lord of the Rings) so when you settle in to watch the Dune movie you can understand what is going on.

For the younger set who don't have much experience reading a thick densely-packed book.
 

billd91

Hobbit on Quest
I really love Blade Runner 2049 and I like Villeneuve's work as a rule. But something about this just seems a little off to me. Like, it does not feel quite gritty enough or something. Which is ironic given that the film is about a desert planet, ;) .

There's plenty of visible grit and sand - but the images are so sharp and crisp that I think it looks less gritty than something shot or produced on a lower resolution medium.
 

MGibster

Legend
Maybe it has been too long since I read the combat described in the books. But what I do remember is that the Fremen thought Paul was messing with them because he always hesitated with his blows. But that was due to how personal shields work. Yet the melee combat between shielded opponents looks really fast?

Part of it was that Jamis was obviously outmatched by Paul and they believed the latter was toying with him. When Jessica explains that Paul has never killed before, Stilgar is relieved as he feared he had invited a scorpion into his sietch. Paul didn't want to fight Jamis let alone kill him.
 

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