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Dune | Official main trailer

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  1. [6]
    cfabbro
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    Dune is my all-time most favourite scifi book series, and so I am super fucking excited for this movie. The cast looks perfect, and despite the trailer making it seem like nonstop action, I trust...

    Dune is my all-time most favourite scifi book series, and so I am super fucking excited for this movie. The cast looks perfect, and despite the trailer making it seem like nonstop action, I trust Denis Villeneuve to not go overboard with that since he seems to have a genuine respect for the source material, which is far more political intrigue and speculative religious examination focused than anything else.

    Here's hoping it doesn't end up being shit... and is also successful enough to get some sequels, since the follow-up novels don't get nearly enough love, IMO.

    15 votes
    1. [5]
      suspended
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      I've seen whispers that there will be sequels.

      I've seen whispers that there will be sequels.

      1 vote
      1. [4]
        JXM
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        That’s only if it’s successful. And keep in mind that this is only the first half of the original book. They were originally going to film it as a two part movie back to back a la Lord of the...

        That’s only if it’s successful.

        And keep in mind that this is only the first half of the original book. They were originally going to film it as a two part movie back to back a la Lord of the Rings but it ended up being too expensive so they cut it back to just filming part one.

        4 votes
        1. [3]
          EgoEimi
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          Pull out your wallets everyone, it’s time to vote with our money. I’m so excited. I’m definitely seeing this in the theaters.

          Pull out your wallets everyone, it’s time to vote with our money.

          I’m so excited. I’m definitely seeing this in the theaters.

          5 votes
          1. suspended
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            If you have HBOmax, then you can watch it at home when it hits the theaters.

            If you have HBOmax, then you can watch it at home when it hits the theaters.

            2 votes
          2. JXM
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            The theater going experience is terrible where I live - people constantly talking and using their phones (college town). I’ll be seeing this on HBO Max with my nice TV and surround sound system.

            The theater going experience is terrible where I live - people constantly talking and using their phones (college town). I’ll be seeing this on HBO Max with my nice TV and surround sound system.

            2 votes
  2. autumn
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    I’m listening to the first book right now! Started it about a week ago and finally getting into the rhythm of it.

    I’m listening to the first book right now! Started it about a week ago and finally getting into the rhythm of it.

    8 votes
  3. [7]
    JXM
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    This and The Matrix 4 are the two movies I’m most excited for right now. I love the huge universe of the Dune books and the absolutely stupidly insane stuff that happens in some of the later books...

    This and The Matrix 4 are the two movies I’m most excited for right now. I love the huge universe of the Dune books and the absolutely stupidly insane stuff that happens in some of the later books (a massive half human/half sand worm emperor who gets assassinated?!).

    But I can’t help but feel like people will be disappointed when they see the actual movie. This trailer makes it seem like a much more action packed movie than it will be. Dune is, at its heart, a story about political machinations and a political war between two factions.

    5 votes
    1. [6]
      EgoEimi
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      I loved Villeneuve's treatment of Arrival. There was little over-the-top action or cheap violence. There weren't "yippee ki yay this is fucking MURICA we're gonna blow these aliens up"...

      But I can’t help but feel like people will be disappointed when they see the actual movie. This trailer makes it seem like a much more action packed movie than it will be. Dune is, at its heart, a story about political machinations and a political war between two factions.

      I loved Villeneuve's treatment of Arrival. There was little over-the-top action or cheap violence. There weren't "yippee ki yay this is fucking MURICA we're gonna blow these aliens up" cowboy-hero-in-a-jet-fighter antics which I absolutely hate and roll my eyes at. Just a lot of time and space spent marveling at the incomprehensible alienness of the interstellar visitors.

      I have high hopes that Dune will get a similarly thoughtful treatment.

      7 votes
      1. JXM
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        I hope you’re right, but my point was more that they are advertising it as a much more action packed story than it is, so audiences will be disappointed. Unless of course they changed the story to...

        I hope you’re right, but my point was more that they are advertising it as a much more action packed story than it is, so audiences will be disappointed. Unless of course they changed the story to make it more of an action-filled adventure, which is possible.

        3 votes
      2. TheJorro
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        Interestingly, the movie of his that could have most easily fallen into that sort of thing, Sicario, still was decidedly the complete opposite of it. The man's a true talent and I'd say he's...

        Interestingly, the movie of his that could have most easily fallen into that sort of thing, Sicario, still was decidedly the complete opposite of it.

        The man's a true talent and I'd say he's knocked it out of the park with every movie he's put out. I don't think he's missed once so far.

        2 votes
      3. [3]
        vektor
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        I thought I remembered a militarist knucklehead in Arrival who was, well, not quite "yippee ki yay", but certainly less patient. But he definitely was relegated to a less important role. Might be...

        I thought I remembered a militarist knucklehead in Arrival who was, well, not quite "yippee ki yay", but certainly less patient. But he definitely was relegated to a less important role. Might be misremembering.

        1. TheJorro
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          There was a soldier who was falling for the alarmist punditry but they were definitely portrayed as in the wrong.

          There was a soldier who was falling for the alarmist punditry but they were definitely portrayed as in the wrong.

          2 votes
        2. EgoEimi
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          Not quite “yippee ki yay” indeed but violently naive in a very human way. Vague spoiler But the film showed the cool-headed intellectuals, the linguist and the physicist, ultimately prevailing...

          Not quite “yippee ki yay” indeed but violently naive in a very human way.

          Vague spoiler But the film showed the cool-headed intellectuals, the linguist and the physicist, ultimately prevailing over the hot-headed warriors.
          1 vote
  4. eve
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    I'm so ready for this. I'm going to re-read the book so it's fresh in my mind. All of these trailers are looking so good, and I absolutely love the cast!

    I'm so ready for this. I'm going to re-read the book so it's fresh in my mind. All of these trailers are looking so good, and I absolutely love the cast!

    4 votes
  5. BalrogWing
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    I just read the book for the first time last year and am super exited for this movie.

    I just read the book for the first time last year and am super exited for this movie.

    3 votes
  6. krg
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    Eh… not to be a contrarian spoil-sport, but this just looks like some bland-ass franchise work. And I like Villeneuve.. and, well… pretty much everyone involved. Hopefully it’s more than what the...

    Eh… not to be a contrarian spoil-sport, but this just looks like some bland-ass franchise work. And I like Villeneuve.. and, well… pretty much everyone involved.

    Hopefully it’s more than what the trailer makes it out to be.

    1 vote