I always forget how 35% of this movie’s dialogue is yelling/screaming.
But really this is just so much fun, remaking the classic horror film (well, it’s sequels) into a RAIDER’s style action-adventure.
Watching Dune, I wasn’t bored, but even hints at the big ideas and interesting characters that make the book such a memorable experience are few and far between. There’s not even enough here to give confidence that those aspects will be developed in future installments. The sad fact of it is that there is nothing in this film that would draw me back for another installment except that it’s an adaptation of Dune. This movie feels as if Peter Jackson…
What if evil was a virus? And what if the effect of that virus was horrible, yet the thing itself invisible? Transformative and corruptive. All that plus, science and religion dancing with each other and some gnarly gore. Plus a banger of a score that just sets the mood right.
YOU WILL NOT BE SAVED!
Great atmosphere, well-done humor, and way more Jewish than I remembered. Tying the werewolf legends to the uncertainty of being American Jew going to Europe–a place that does not feel welcoming–is such a brilliant subtheme and executed perfectly. Generational survival's guilt lays dormant in all of us, and sometimes manifests in intense fear that It Will Happen Again.