Dune 2021

Discussion in 'Entertainment' started by cmdrmonkey, Sep 11, 2020.

  1. #1 cmdrmonkey, Sep 11, 2020
    Last edited: Sep 12, 2020
    I think it looks pretty good. It looks way better than the David Lynch disaster from the 1980s. It looks like they actually got the sword/shield combat and the ornithopters right. Just like how Herbert described them in the books.

     
  2. did i mention that every time i try to watch david lynch's dune, i keep falling asleep? man that movie cures insomnia.

    but i completely agree. this actually looks really good.
     
  3. Highly anticipated.


     
  4. Ha! I’ve also never made it thru Dune. But it’s the first thing I think of when I hear that Sandstorm EDM music.
     
  5. Saw the first movie. Hated it. Read the book. Boring. It's difficult to get excited about the new movie.
     
  6. The Lynch movie is awful and the book isn’t for everyone. I like the book but I can see why many people wouldn’t.
     
  7. The books get pretty weird but I loved them. It’s on par with LOTR and Enders Game for me. There were some borrowed elements with the freedom fighters and hints of Islamic/Middle Eastern culture, but the whole universe was pretty cool.

    I like my sci fi to have some mix of aliens, monsters, superpowers, space, and/or time travel. Dune checks off several criteria. Knife fighting weirding super soldiers with witch nuns and drugged out space pilots(I can’t remember if they could see the future or not)? And that’s before we even get into whole water of life and sandworm none sense. It’s a crazy story set in a pretty interesting setting.

    But yeah the lynch movie was not good. It was ok, just way too much a product of its time and director. Sci-fi channel has a short miniseries that did the books some justice and was fairly well received. This new series with the full weight of Netflix money and Jason Momoa should be pretty good. Could be as good as the Witcher for new and old school fans alike. At least I hope so.


     
  8. #8 cmdrmonkey, Sep 16, 2020
    Last edited: Sep 16, 2020
    I'm concerned that people will see Dune and think it's a Star Wars and/or Game of Thrones knockoff, when the exact opposite is actually true. What Dune may have working in its favor is that GoT and Star Wars both went to crap in recent years and the ideas they borrowed were executed better in Dune.
     
  9. gen-z has an alarming amount of geeks so i wouldn't too much about that happening
     
  10. Yeah and Zoomer girls love the guy they picked to play Paul. This may end up being very successful.
     
  11. #11 cmdrmonkey, Oct 6, 2020
    Last edited: Oct 6, 2020
    Postponed to late 2021.

    I'm glad. Covid would have killed the box office for this (maybe literally in some cases). And I'd like to see sequels.