Dune (2021) - Review
A Great Man Doesn't Seek To Lead, He's Called To It. 4.5 / 5
Directed by Denis Villeneuve. Paul Atreides, 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.
Signaling its arrival with Hans Zimmer's ethereal score, Dune overwhelms your senses with breathtaking visuals and booming sound design to fully immerse you in the vast world of Arrakis.
Denis Villeneuve's hyper-detailed vision is translated pitch perfectly to screen as he creates a world and story with a huge scale handling exposition with care and attention so it never feels too overbearing. Cautiously blending religion and politics, Villeneuve describes Frank Herbert's Dune as a period piece and it's easy to see why with the cast led impeccably by Timothée Chalamet very much part of a cosmic aristocracy.
This layered story takes its time establishing the world with stunning real locations taking up every inch of the frame. The cinematography and score alone make this worth the admission fee.
It's very obviously the first installment in a larger game plan but after experiencing the sheer nerve of what Villeneuve and Warner Bros are attempting to present - I'd be surprised if it's a risk that doesn’t pay off.
Exactly what you want from an immersive cinematic experience, Dune is everything you'd expect and more. See it big, see it loud. Read our latest reviews at: letterboxd.com/TheJackAling