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    Definitely looking forward to some sweet crysknife throat-slitting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by From_the_NEK View Post
    Yeah, I don't feel the content of Dune lends itself well to an Marvel movie style trailer. That being said, I am encouraged by what I saw in the trailer.
    You nailed it on the head. This is has been my gripe since I saw the trailer. It looks like it may as well be interchangeable with any crappy superhero movie released in the last 10 years. In short, if the movie is anything like the trailer, it'll suck.

    The David Lynch version takes a lot of heat, but it at least captures the pure fucking weirdness of the book.

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    Quote Originally Posted by idahospud View Post
    The David Lynch version takes a lot of heat, but it at least captures the pure fucking weirdness of the book.
    Big time. I spent a summer some years ago reading the first 6 books. Watching the movie after was pretty satisfying.
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    Quote Originally Posted by idahospud View Post
    You nailed it on the head. This is has been my gripe since I saw the trailer. It looks like it may as well be interchangeable with any crappy superhero movie released in the last 10 years. In short, if the movie is anything like the trailer, it'll suck.

    The David Lynch version takes a lot of heat, but it at least captures the pure fucking weirdness of the book.
    Agreed. Personally, I'm a huge fan of the Lynch version. Plus Toto? Hell yeah.

    That said, Villeneuve is awesome, as is the cast he picked, along with the score composer, etc. etc. I think we'll be in good hands with this one.

    But yeah, whoever directed that trailer needs to be fired. "BWAAAAAAA!" DJSapp nailed it.

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    Broke down and watched the trailer. I was a bit worried what with all the hyperbole on the Webz and comments here.
    My takeaways:
    1. I was seriously underwhelmed by the trailer.
    2. I fail to see how it is Marvel-like; at least MCU trailers are flashy, loud, and somewhat exciting, if in a banal way. This trailer was kind of blah.
    3. The music did not fit the trailer at all.

    I am gonna give DV the benefit of the doubt as so far he is 6 for 7 in regards to the films of his I have seen (the only film of his I thought was crap was Prisoners, everything else I have seen--Maelstrom; Incendies; Enemy; Arrival; Sicario; Blade Runner 2049--has been stellar).

    I am more worried about how/where I am going to see it as the prospect of visiting movie theaters still leaves me feeling sketchy and Dec will be smack dab in winter, so not sure about the drive-in experience...
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    Hmm, even Alejandro saw the MCUness of the trailer which some of you mentioned...

    https://www.slashfilm.com/jodorowsky-on-dune/
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    I'm such a scifi whore I look forward to almost anything new.

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    This is heresy, but I thought Jupiter Ascending (getting rid of the actual plot) was closer to the scope of what Herbert was getting at. World trading, all of the royal houses bordering on insanity due to inbreeding, etc. Its bonkers.
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    I'm still hopefully optimistic but pink floyd in the mix isn't sitting right with me. Seems...off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ripzalot View Post
    I'm still hopefully optimistic but pink floyd in the mix isn't sitting right with me. Seems...off.

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    Yeah, I wasn't really into that either. I think it was a nod toward the Dune film Alejandro Jodorowsky wanted to create back in the '70s. My guess is that it won't be in the actual new movie.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dookey67 View Post
    damn, good thing I am OK with my tattered paperbacks of the trilogy

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    Pink Floyd fits in perfectly fine for me. Now, everyone wear damn masks so I can see this thing in theaters. Pretty please!

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    Looks like I have another 10 months in which to read the book...

    The film has been pushed back to the fall of 2021:

    https://www.theverge.com/platform/am...el-black-widow
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    Quote Originally Posted by dookey67 View Post
    Looks like I have another 10 months in which to read the book...

    The film has been pushed back to the fall of 2021:

    https://www.theverge.com/platform/am...el-black-widow
    Aww dammit. That sucks. Can't blame them after Tenet [understandably] under-performed. Maybe you have the right outlook, though. This will give me time to re-read the book so I can properly geek out when the film is finally released.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lvovsky View Post
    Pink Floyd fits in perfectly fine for me. Now, everyone wear damn masks so I can see this thing in theaters. Pretty please!
    Same, on both accounts. Floyd's song, on the surface, doesn't quite ratchet up the intensity, but if you take it for the meaning, it makes perfect sense. I thought it was a smart pick. Fitting for the time in which both the book and song released.

    Quote Originally Posted by dookey67 View Post
    Looks like I have another 10 months in which to read the book...

    The film has been pushed back to the fall of 2021:

    https://www.theverge.com/platform/am...el-black-widow
    Bummer, but that's good. I started Dune a few months ago and my progress is slow. It's better now that I'm in it, but time to read both the first and second book is good by me.

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    Are the books past the first one worth the read?

    Dune really is a weird book (in a good way).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Summit View Post
    Are the books past the first one worth the read?

    Dune really is a weird book (in a good way).
    My admittedly vague recollection is that book one was good and book two was less compelling but a necessary bridge to the third book (which was also good).

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    I re-read first book just now and enjoyed it more than the first time. On to the second one now.

    They don’t seem as weird as I remembered. Just damn good writing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Summit View Post
    Are the books past the first one worth the read?

    Dune really is a weird book (in a good way).
    I seem to remember them getting progressively weirder. But not bad.
    No longer stuck.

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    Cannot wait. Trailer was awesome

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