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(Deadline)   Dune pumpkin spices it up at the box office with $33 million and the #1 spot. Halloween Kills slips on its own blood to #2 with $14 million, No Time to Die bonding at #3 with $12 million. Disney suffers a rare misstep as Ron's Gone Wrong bombs at #5   (deadline.com) divider line
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2021-10-24 1:02:19 PM  
I watched it last night at home, and it was excellent. It thoroughly exceeded my expectations .
 
2021-10-24 1:09:41 PM  

Vitamin_R: I watched it last night at home, and it was excellent. It thoroughly exceeded my expectations .


It benefits from the bigger screen. It's not as "big screen" excellent as Blade Runner: 2049, but it's definitely a big screen movie.
 
2021-10-24 1:11:49 PM  
bear in mind that Ron's Gone Wrong isn't from Disney Studios or Pixar, but rather from 20th Century Animation, makers of those endless Ice Age movies
 
2021-10-24 1:12:55 PM  
Hopefully the second movie gets made. It would be nice to get adaptations of the rest of the original series of books, but I can't see the movies doing quite that well.
 
2021-10-24 1:13:35 PM  
 
2021-10-24 1:14:23 PM  

NeoCortex42: Hopefully the second movie gets made. It would be nice to get adaptations of the rest of the original series of books, but I can't see the movies doing quite that well.


That would be some steady work for Jason Momoa.
 
2021-10-24 1:20:15 PM  

NeoCortex42: Hopefully the second movie gets made. It would be nice to get adaptations of the rest of the original series of books, but I can't see the movies doing quite that well.


As long as they stop after God-Emporer.
 
2021-10-24 1:27:51 PM  

The Bestest: bear in mind that Ron's Gone Wrong isn't from Disney Studios or Pixar, but rather from 20th Century Animation, makers of those endless Ice Age movies


Which is now a Disney studio. Granted, there were more ads for the Happy Meal back in the summer than when the actual movie came out.
 
2021-10-24 1:35:00 PM  
Loved it. I do miss some of the over-the-top campiness of the Lynch version, but, holly hell, did they hit the costumes and sets out of the park. The fact they were *way* reverential of the DL version has a lot to do with it.
 
2021-10-24 1:35:46 PM  

baron von doodle: NeoCortex42: Hopefully the second movie gets made. It would be nice to get adaptations of the rest of the original series of books, but I can't see the movies doing quite that well.

As long as they stop after God-Emporer.


I still don't know how they will film that one, but it since the other part of the series was only two books in before Frank Herbert passed away I would like to think we learned our lessons from the Game of Thrones final season debacle.
 
2021-10-24 1:36:53 PM  

baron von doodle: NeoCortex42: Hopefully the second movie gets made. It would be nice to get adaptations of the rest of the original series of books, but I can't see the movies doing quite that well.

As long as they stop after God-Emporer.


Vilaneuve wants to do up to Messiah.  Personally I think Children is a good stopping place as it's sort of the ultimate end point of Paul's story.  God Emperor is just too farking weird to make a coherent anything.
 
2021-10-24 1:40:21 PM  

Snapper Carr: baron von doodle: NeoCortex42: Hopefully the second movie gets made. It would be nice to get adaptations of the rest of the original series of books, but I can't see the movies doing quite that well.

As long as they stop after God-Emporer.

Vilaneuve wants to do up to Messiah.  Personally I think Children is a good stopping place as it's sort of the ultimate end point of Paul's story.  God Emperor is just too farking weird to make a coherent anything.


The only reason I want God Emperor is to see what they come up with for Paul's ummm....new look.
 
2021-10-24 1:42:49 PM  

baron von doodle: Snapper Carr: baron von doodle: NeoCortex42: Hopefully the second movie gets made. It would be nice to get adaptations of the rest of the original series of books, but I can't see the movies doing quite that well.

As long as they stop after God-Emporer.

Vilaneuve wants to do up to Messiah.  Personally I think Children is a good stopping place as it's sort of the ultimate end point of Paul's story.  God Emperor is just too farking weird to make a coherent anything.

The only reason I want God Emperor is to see what they come up with for Paul's ummm....new look.


I thought that was the grandkid, not Paul.
 
2021-10-24 1:42:59 PM  

baron von doodle: Snapper Carr: baron von doodle: NeoCortex42: Hopefully the second movie gets made. It would be nice to get adaptations of the rest of the original series of books, but I can't see the movies doing quite that well.

As long as they stop after God-Emporer.

Vilaneuve wants to do up to Messiah.  Personally I think Children is a good stopping place as it's sort of the ultimate end point of Paul's story.  God Emperor is just too farking weird to make a coherent anything.

The only reason I want God Emperor is to see what they come up with for Paul's ummm....new look.


Um, a blindfold?
 
2021-10-24 1:44:02 PM  
I watched Dune.  For some reason or another...
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2021-10-24 1:45:10 PM  

baron von doodle: Snapper Carr: baron von doodle: NeoCortex42: Hopefully the second movie gets made. It would be nice to get adaptations of the rest of the original series of books, but I can't see the movies doing quite that well.

As long as they stop after God-Emporer.

Vilaneuve wants to do up to Messiah.  Personally I think Children is a good stopping place as it's sort of the ultimate end point of Paul's story.  God Emperor is just too farking weird to make a coherent anything.

The only reason I want God Emperor is to see what they come up with for Paul's ummm....new look.


I assume you mean Leto II (Paul dies in Dune Messiah - 3000+ years before the events of God Emperor.).  That's the other thing - having the protagonist being a giant sandworm would probably be absurdly expensive to animate without looking cheesy af.
 
2021-10-24 1:45:25 PM  

Hendawg: I watched Dune.  For some reason or another...
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She is rich in water.
 
DVD
2021-10-24 1:46:14 PM  

Mad_Radhu: [Fark user image 425x481]

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I suppose that a One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest coloring book was just a missed opportunity???
 
2021-10-24 1:49:49 PM  
It looked pretty but I feel it would be rough for new viewers who hadnt read it.  A lot is rushed.

Should have been a series to have enough room for everything.
 
2021-10-24 1:50:29 PM  

FlashHarry: Loved it. I do miss some of the over-the-top campiness of the Lynch version, but, holly hell, did they hit the costumes and sets out of the park. The fact they were *way* reverential of the DL version has a lot to do with it.


In another thread I mentioned that it feels like a retelling of the David Lynch film.
 
2021-10-24 1:50:37 PM  

Hendawg: I watched Dune.  For some reason or another...
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Poor Paul having that as your mother.
 
2021-10-24 1:53:27 PM  

baron von doodle: NeoCortex42: Hopefully the second movie gets made. It would be nice to get adaptations of the rest of the original series of books, but I can't see the movies doing quite that well.

As long as they stop after God-Emporer.


Hey I'd be okay with some Miles Teg and that Bene Gesserit off shoot that controls men by giving them the most amazing sex they've ever had and keeps them controlled with false promises of another.
 
2021-10-24 1:56:00 PM  

FlashHarry: Loved it. I do miss some of the over-the-top campiness of the Lynch version, but, holly hell, did they hit the costumes and sets out of the park. The fact they were *way* reverential of the DL version has a lot to do with it.


There was one scene of Paul in his still suit in silhouette, with swirling dust/sand around him that had my brain saying, "what's with the 10 frames of Kyle MacLachlan?"
 
2021-10-24 2:06:03 PM  
Dune took out a lot of the cultural stuff I liked from the books. Jessica discovering the expensive arboretum, the water wasting rituals the Harkonens implemented to degrade the population. The internal mental "tricks within tricks within tricks." Or however it was stated.

I understand some of the stuff would be hard to film or slow it down, but it felt like a lot of the world building was lost.
 
2021-10-24 2:17:55 PM  

The Bestest: bear in mind that Ron's Gone Wrong isn't from Disney Studios or Pixar, but rather from 20th Century Animation, makers of those endless Ice Age movies


Disney did buy Fox/Blue Sky so it is now.
 
2021-10-24 2:22:06 PM  
I miss some of the flowery language the Dune books and the previous adaptations had.  Baron Harkonnen doing his mustache twirling exposition about political intrigue was fun, though I could see it maybe being too campy for this particular adaptation.

I enjoyed it, though, and might try to catch it on IMAX.
 
2021-10-24 2:22:30 PM  

Hendawg: I watched Dune.  For some reason or another...
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She is a damn sexy woman. Simply stunning.
 
2021-10-24 2:25:31 PM  

Vitamin_R: I watched it last night at home, and it was excellent. It thoroughly exceeded my expectations .


Dune was absolutely marvelous.
 
2021-10-24 2:26:38 PM  

Jaws_Victim: Dune took out a lot of the cultural stuff I liked from the books. Jessica discovering the expensive arboretum, the water wasting rituals the Harkonens implemented to degrade the population. The internal mental "tricks within tricks within tricks." Or however it was stated.

I understand some of the stuff would be hard to film or slow it down, but it felt like a lot of the world building was lost.


The movie was 2.5 hours long. But I feel you. I hope there is a longer version so that we can have a director's extended cut like Lord of the Rings. Dune Part One could have easily been 5 hours, honestly.
 
2021-10-24 2:27:15 PM  

Snapper Carr: ...having the protagonist being a giant sandworm would probably be absurdly expensive to animate without looking cheesy af.


Back in the 80s, sure, but it's not a problem for a major production now. About 20% of the characters in the MCU are total CGI, and none of the coders or bean counters panic over how many scenes Rocket and Groot get in a movie.
 
2021-10-24 2:27:42 PM  

Mad_Radhu: Hendawg: I watched Dune.  For some reason or another...
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She is a damn sexy woman. Simply stunning.


No disagreement here.
 
2021-10-24 2:32:46 PM  
All these years I've been saying Harkonnen incorrectly.  lol.
 
2021-10-24 2:32:48 PM  

Visual Howlaround Title Sequence: Vitamin_R: I watched it last night at home, and it was excellent. It thoroughly exceeded my expectations .

Dune was absolutely marvelous.


Mr. Bobug and I enjoyed it.  We both liked that they didn't try to rush through the first book, but didn't bog it down to make 3 movies out of it.
 
2021-10-24 2:33:33 PM  
I was underwhelmed.

Villeneuve's vision of Dune looked too much like Blade Runner 2049 (and to an extent Arrival), but not as daring and unique. The Lynch version was a train wreck, but he was a lot more aspirational in the look of the film.

Timothee Chalamet didn't work for me. He's a greater actor, no doubt, but something felt off about him.

Stellan Skarsgard was too constrained. It's not that I wanted to see him eating the scenery like Kenneth McMillan, but putting him in such a massive fat suit got in the way of his acting. It was perfect casting that was ultimately wasted.
 
2021-10-24 2:35:41 PM  
I absolutely loved the movie. They have to make a second one, if anything out of respect for the art of filmmaking. This story has to be completed.
 
2021-10-24 2:45:19 PM  

Hendawg: I watched Dune.  For some reason or another...
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Her over emotional performance is probably the weakest part of the movie to me. Someone of the Bene Gesserit needs to be more stoic and controlled and it seemed to me like her only emotion is barely controlled tears.
 
2021-10-24 2:47:08 PM  

Vitamin_R: I watched it last night at home, and it was excellent. It thoroughly exceeded my expectations .


For he is the Nick Nack Pattywack.
 
2021-10-24 2:47:51 PM  

Trocadero: Vitamin_R: I watched it last night at home, and it was excellent. It thoroughly exceeded my expectations .

It benefits from the bigger screen. It's not as "big screen" excellent as Blade Runner: 2049, but it's definitely a big screen movie.


Going tonight at the local I-Max

Paid extra for the tickets because if I'm going to see Dune then I want to faking see Dune
 
2021-10-24 2:47:53 PM  
Why didn't the sandworm just carry Paul and Jessica all the way to Mordor?
 
2021-10-24 2:48:45 PM  

Trocadero: baron von doodle: Snapper Carr: baron von doodle: NeoCortex42: Hopefully the second movie gets made. It would be nice to get adaptations of the rest of the original series of books, but I can't see the movies doing quite that well.

As long as they stop after God-Emporer.

Vilaneuve wants to do up to Messiah.  Personally I think Children is a good stopping place as it's sort of the ultimate end point of Paul's story.  God Emperor is just too farking weird to make a coherent anything.

The only reason I want God Emperor is to see what they come up with for Paul's ummm....new look.

I thought that was the grandkid, not Paul.


You're correct. It's been several years since I read the books.
 
2021-10-24 2:51:12 PM  

Visual Howlaround Title Sequence: Jaws_Victim: Dune took out a lot of the cultural stuff I liked from the books. Jessica discovering the expensive arboretum, the water wasting rituals the Harkonens implemented to degrade the population. The internal mental "tricks within tricks within tricks." Or however it was stated.

I understand some of the stuff would be hard to film or slow it down, but it felt like a lot of the world building was lost.

The movie was 2.5 hours long. But I feel you. I hope there is a longer version so that we can have a director's extended cut like Lord of the Rings. Dune Part One could have easily been 5 hours, honestly.


I read an interview with the director. This is the only cut.
 
2021-10-24 2:55:54 PM  
I watched Dune yesterday. As a fan of Dune I really enjoyed it. There were some things that I think would have been important to include (like making the people grovel for the water wrung out of towels the nobles use to dry themselves and Jessica ingratiating herself to the people).

However I do wonder how it would be for someone not knowing the story already. I thought they developed the world well, but I worry random people will be overwhelmed and not understand what is going on.


I think the casting was quite good. I think the Baron could have been a bit more over the top, but the Atreides were really well done. Jason Mamoa is perfect for Duncan Idaho.

The ship/technology designs were all over the place, the Highliners were suitably epic and I liked the 'thopters finding a good mix between futuristic and old. On the other hand the carry-alls just looked dumb and the frigates and other ships were quite meh.

The big issue I had, there were a number of occasions where the sounds design, with the tone and volume was physically painful for me. No idea if that is just me or others will experience that, though.
 
2021-10-24 2:56:37 PM  

scanman61: Trocadero: Vitamin_R: I watched it last night at home, and it was excellent. It thoroughly exceeded my expectations .

It benefits from the bigger screen. It's not as "big screen" excellent as Blade Runner: 2049, but it's definitely a big screen movie.

Going tonight at the local I-Max

Paid extra for the tickets because if I'm going to see Dune then I want to faking see Dune


Mr SJF and I saw it in IMAX in a "brand new" theater downtown. Rumbly and awesome.

The theater was built with its opening due at the start of 2020, but COVID had other plans. I don't think the auditorium was full, but we had strangers immediately on either side of us. We're OK with that because our county has one of the highest vaccination rates in the state, and people were really good with mask discipline, taking them off only to eat.

There was a lot of eating going on, though, as we saw the 6:30 pm showing on Friday and this theater is a "dine-in" experience. One orders food at the concession stand, and if it's anything other than popcorn/candy/soda, then it gets delivered to your seat. Only mildly distracting...

I have my nits to pick, but overall, I was pretty happy with it and have high hopes for what part 2 could bring.
 
2021-10-24 3:00:38 PM  

skyotter: Why didn't the sandworm just carry Paul and Jessica all the way to Mordor?


Mordor is closed, dead wizard out front should have told you.
 
2021-10-24 3:00:55 PM  

Sarah Jessica Farker: scanman61: Trocadero: Vitamin_R: I watched it last night at home, and it was excellent. It thoroughly exceeded my expectations .

It benefits from the bigger screen. It's not as "big screen" excellent as Blade Runner: 2049, but it's definitely a big screen movie.

Going tonight at the local I-Max

Paid extra for the tickets because if I'm going to see Dune then I want to faking see Dune

Mr SJF and I saw it in IMAX in a "brand new" theater downtown. Rumbly and awesome.

The theater was built with its opening due at the start of 2020, but COVID had other plans. I don't think the auditorium was full, but we had strangers immediately on either side of us. We're OK with that because our county has one of the highest vaccination rates in the state, and people were really good with mask discipline, taking them off only to eat.

There was a lot of eating going on, though, as we saw the 6:30 pm showing on Friday and this theater is a "dine-in" experience. One orders food at the concession stand, and if it's anything other than popcorn/candy/soda, then it gets delivered to your seat. Only mildly distracting...

I have my nits to pick, but overall, I was pretty happy with it and have high hopes for what part 2 could bring.


No IMAX here, would love to see it in that format.

Here the theatres block the booking of seats adjacent to a set of seats booked. So groups sit together but there is always a gap between people not there together.

It is actually really nice knowing you won't have some annoying stranger beside you.
 
2021-10-24 3:03:03 PM  

rummonkey: Hendawg: I watched Dune.  For some reason or another...
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Her over emotional performance is probably the weakest part of the movie to me. Someone of the Bene Gesserit needs to be more stoic and controlled and it seemed to me like her only emotion is barely controlled tears.


Yeah, but a core part of her character is that she's really terrible at controlling her emotions like others in the order. That's the whole reason Paul wasn't aborted or killed in the cradle in favor of a sister.

She acts out of emotion instead of cold calculation and it has huge consequences for the universe.
 
2021-10-24 3:03:30 PM  
BTW, one question, the painting that was show  briefly in the Atreides palace, was that Patrick Stewart? There was just a brief glimpse of it but that was my first thought.
 
2021-10-24 3:05:04 PM  

FlashHarry: Loved it. I do miss some of the over-the-top campiness of the Lynch version, but, holly hell, did they hit the costumes and sets out of the park. The fact they were *way* reverential of the DL version has a lot to do with it.


But did they have as many hats as the tv miniseries did? No, don't spoil it for me, let me watch and find out.
 
2021-10-24 3:05:30 PM  

dywed88: Here the theatres block the booking of seats adjacent to a set of seats booked. So groups sit together but there is always a gap between people not there together.


Yeah, something must have been wrong w/ the ordering site because I *thought* I was two together, but we had the double armrest between us. :(

Don't care, tho. Saw Dune in IMAX.
 
2021-10-24 3:07:43 PM  

Jaws_Victim: Dune took out a lot of the cultural stuff I liked from the books. Jessica discovering the expensive arboretum, the water wasting rituals the Harkonens implemented to degrade the population. The internal mental "tricks within tricks within tricks." Or however it was stated.

I understand some of the stuff would be hard to film or slow it down, but it felt like a lot of the world building was lost.


Most important: the dinner party.
 
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