Fabiro’s review published on Letterboxd:
So how good is Dune? Is it a 4 star movie or does it deserve 4,5 or even 5 stars? I’m not quite sure yet. What I can say, is that it’s definitely a good movie which I probably couldn’t enjoy as much as I wanted because of some people (my dad) who was constantly talking during the movie. And if there’s one thing I hate it’s people talking during epic movies.
So I was annoyed for a huge part of the film but not because of itself.
What everyone was probably already aware of, Dune is an audio, visual, cinematography, atmosphere and acting masterpiece, just like every other Villeneuve movie is. Every scene sounds and looks absolutely amazing and I couldn’t even took my eyes of the screen for a few seconds.
But the most important thing is that it’s a dark, mature and slowly paced sci-fi story, something whats always bothered me about the Star Wars movies even though I love them since I was like 13 years old. They always feel like they were made for kids and if they simply weren’t, they could have been so much better.
So back to Dune. The antagonist is so well designed in my opinion he’s probably even better than Jared Leto’s character in BR2049. There are also some scenes that were pretty creepy or disgusting… but in the best possible way. The action scenes are also great and Rebecca Ferguson is great and the costumes and set pieces are also great. And oh my god the atmosphere 🤤
I know it’s a pretty messy review but I just need to get my thoughts straight…
My only complaint besides me getting distracted by other people, is that the movie felt like it was pretty long, not like Blade Runner 2049 for example, which was even longer. And what everyone should consider before watching this is that it’s just the first part and it ends with a cliffhanger and a lot of things unexplained. But if you know that it’s not that big of a Deal.