Dune is Villeneuve’s breathtaking modern-day work of art

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Dune is a 2021 American saga science fiction movie directed and screen played by Denis Villeneuve, Eric Roth and Jon Spaihts.

On September 3, Friday, the movie was premiered at the 78th International Film Festival in Venice and conferred with a straight eight-minute standing ovation hiking the zeal to new heights.

Title of the movie:- Dune (2021)

Genre:- Sci-Fi, Drama, Adventure

Director :- Denis Villeneuve

Release date: – September 3, 2021 (Venice), October 22, 2021(United States)

Cast:- Timothee Chalamet, Zendaya, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Josh Brolin, Stellan Skarsgard, Dave Bautista, Stephen McKinley Henderson, David Dastmalchian, Chang Chen, Sharon Duncan-Brewster, Charlotte Rampling, Jason Momoa and Javier Bardem

The film is an adaptation of Frank Herbert’s science fiction novel published in 1965. Dune, however, is commended as the best-selling science fiction novel in history and one of the first best-selling hardcovers in the genre.

Denis Villeneuve’s Dune will be the third attempt at unfolding the magic of the original masterpiece considering the last two bids to be alleged failures by some.

Storyline

A larger than life and poignant boy’s odyssey, “Dune” beautifully chronicles the story of the protagonist, Paul Atreides, a great young buck born in a noble family along with destiny far off his understanding which requires him to travel to the most dangerous planet in the universe to secure his family’s future.

The evil-minded forces erupt into a dispute over the planet’s elite supply of a treasured resource in existence, an artefact possessing particular virtues of unveiling humanity’s most significant potential.

“Beyond fear, destiny awaits” is rightly suited on the plot.

Paul Atreides, played by Timothee Chalamet, is the prototypical hero, unaware and sceptical of his powers, questioning the worthiness of the prodigious mission ahead.

His father, the Duke played on screen by Oscar Isaac, has been entrusted with the superintendence of the renounced planet Arrakis, which is the origin of an exclusive substance by the name “spice” holding great virtues. 

The father-son duo created the illusion of old-school colonials attempting to inflict civilization on the residents and replenish their caskets with plunder.

Arrakis is not downright deserted, being the home to enormous worms who behold the spice pickers as defrauds.

As the novel professes, the desert world of Dune had an instinct for smashing those who intended to tame it causing, some high-profile casualties.

The young boy Paul is left hanging and pondering about what to do next. The film is a roller- coaster of sentiments worth watching.

Critical Review

The filmmaker has teamed up with outstanding technicians, including cinematographer Greig Fraser, editor Joe Walker and production designer Patrice Vermette, to develop the epic tale. 

He has well managed to sustain the fine line between magnificence and euphuism including, all the thrill-generating sequences.

Characters to Remember

Villeneuve’s vast cast personifies Herbert’s characters who, are more prototypical than individuals.

Timothee Chalamet leans partly on unawareness in his early portrayal of Pau but gets rid of it entirely once the character realizes his powers and acknowledges his fate. Oscar Isaac in the role of Duke is honourable, and Zendaya is more than fitting as Chani.

Not to forget Rebecca Ferguson, playing Paul’s mother, seems ferocious and bewildering. 

Key Takeaways

Villeneuve’s Dune is a combination of sparkle and dismay, breathtaking as well as dark and slow. Dune is intense, volatile and frequently out of this world.

The film weaves the theatre and the art-house together, ditching the stereotype that big-budget spectaculars must be dumb or overwrought.

A review given by “Time Out” added that not every individual might have the serenity demanded by Denis Villeneuve for the movie.

Still, those who do will feast on vivid story-telling, visual fireworks and some superhuman level world-building.

It’s a film of discovery where an audience would find themselves wandering in the desert, enchantingly absorbed in the plot.

The film opens in theatres on October 22, 2021, and will be available on HBO Max the same day. This review is in sync with the world premiere at the Venice Film Festival.

Rating Dune: 3.7/5

Divya Shit
Divya Shit
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