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Dune Movie Review

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Bagging Oscars for Best Cinematography, Best Original Score, Best Visual Effects and receiving nominations for Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Costume Design, Best Makeup and Hairstyling, ‘Dune’ is a movie that is soul-consuming and with parch one who will be struggling to get some relief. The audience will be highly unsatisfied waiting for the second part impatiently.

The 2-hour 35 minute movie is not just immersive but technically magical. One is bound to get dreams of futuristic spacecraft, huge ugly worms and blatant sandstorms after watching the film.

Villeneuve, Jon Spaihts and Eric Roth have created a lucid, big and stupendous adaptation of the Frank Herbert novel. This science-fiction gives a ‘Game of Thrones’ vibe with the great ‘houses’ of space fighting for one throne or the most coveted rich desert planet Arrakis or the Dune and bending a knee to the emperor. The desert is valued because of its rich possession of spices that is life-giving and found only in the Arrakis.

The control of the Dune was seized from House Harkonnen and given to their rival House Atreides. Duke Leto of House Atreides and his council suspects it to be a trap which it was but they did not defy the emperor. It is believed that the one who controls the spices controls the space. The Fremen who are the natives of the desert are neglected and deprived in this war of power.

The background score is amazing throughout with visual effects that complement it perfectly. ‘Dune’ is about diplomacy and conquests for gaining authority. The interstellar tussle amazes the audience with its grandeur and disappoints too, leaving everything messed up.

Greig Fraser as a cinematographer has done a commendable job portraying a cold dark world of space and a warm dry ambiance of the desert. The war isn’t bloody but the fights are intellectual. The heart is in the fist throughout the entire movie. The slow plot development and monotonous sub-plots frustrate but the visual effects balance everything.

Dune is currently streaming on Amazon Prime Videos.

Rating: 3/5

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