DUNE: PART TWO – “An explosive and expansive epic in every way”

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RATING

DIRECTOR

Directed by: Denis Villeneuve (Dune – 2021)

MAIN CAST

Timothée Chalamet as Paul Atreides
Zendaya as Chani
Rebecca Ferguson as Lady Jessica
Josh Brolin as Gurney Halleck
Austin Butler as Feyd-Rautha Harkonnen
Florence Pugh as Princess Irulan
Dave Bautista as Glossu Rabban Harkonnen,
Christopher Walken as Shaddam IV
Léa Seydoux as Lady Margot Fenring
Souheila Yacoub as Shishakli
Stellan Skarsgård as Baron Vladimir Harkonnen
Javier Bardem as Stilgar
Anya Taylor-Joy as Alia Atreides

SYNOPSIS

It is the sequel to Dune (2021), and is the second of a two-part adaptation of the 1965 novel Dune by Frank Herbert

Paul Atreides unites with Chani and the Fremen while seeking revenge against the conspirators who destroyed his family. Facing a choice between the love of his life and the fate of the universe, he must prevent a terrible future only he can foresee.

REVIEW SUMMARY

Good news sci-fi fans, Denis Villeneuve’s Dune: Part 2 is an explosive and expansive epic in every way! Yep, our skillful director has once again taken Frank Herbert’s ambitiously dense tale and adapted it into an awe-inspiring viewing experience for the ages. And for those wondering, yes, you definitely DO need to have seen the first installment before jumping into this one. That debut outing did a great job of setting the table and laying out this often-confounding world of sand, spice, and destiny in a comprehensive way. With all that heavy lifting done though, this follow-up film feels more straightforward in its narrative structure, allowing for an effortlessly enjoyable unravelling of action, wonder, and drama – not to mention romance. And at a little under 3 hours, everything has time breathe, giving this journey time to wash over you in all its sandy glory. And, like the first installment, it’s the visual splendor of this celestial world that impresses the most. The various colours and sounds are also expertly used. The cinematography is also astounding, showing the vastness and beauty on display ever so skillfully. It truly is a feat of filmmaking from all the behind-the-scenes craftsmen and women! As for the stars onscreen, there’s also no complaints. Timothée Chalamet gives Paul an impressive transformation by the end of the picture, while Rebecca Ferguson goes all in with her mystical read as Lady Jessica. But, there’s no question that Austin Butler is the cast MVP. Butler embodies baddie Feyd-Rautha Harkonnen so well, it becomes an instant classic villain portrayal. So yes, any way you look at it, Dune: Part 2 makes for the perfect sequel to Villeneuve’s already existing masterpiece. And, dare I say, it’s even spicier…I mean better!

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