Dune (2021)

Paul Atreides (Timothée Chalamet), a brilliant and gifted young man born into a great destiny beyond his understanding, must travel to the most dangerous planet in the universe to ensure the future of his family and his people. As malevolent forces explode into conflict over the planet’s exclusive supply of the most precious resource in existence a commodity capable of unlocking humanity’s greatest potential only those who can conquer their fear will survive.

After a long, long, long wait, DUNE: PART 1, has finally hit our screens and the wait has been worth every minute!

The books, written by Frank Herbert back in the ‘60s, are considered by many to be one, if not the, greatest sci-fi epics ever written. I haven’t read the books, but this version of DUNE (there have been others) has ignited an interest for me to read the books some time.

DUNE is visually stunning with cinematography that is cosmic in its view that moves down to intimate portrayals of faces and people. The action sequences are intense contrasted with moments of quiet reflection.

It’s a long movie but the pacing is so good it doesn’t feel long, and I felt totally engaged for the whole story. The actors are well cast and are believable as is the world that has been created for them to live in. Characters are skilfully developed. The soundtrack is superb.

DUNE is an awe-inspiring movie, and it must be seen on the biggest screen you can find. Bring on Chapter 2 which should arrive around October 2023!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

(In cinemas in Australia – check your movie guide for your local show times.)