Movie Mini-Review Thread - Part III

WaxLyrical

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Never seen the new Dune but I remember the old movie from when I was young. Ahhhh. I honestly didn't remember much about it other than it was sorta weird, there were giant worms, a bunch of people had glowing blue eyes, and Sting was in it. Going to check the new one after all this back n forth banter.

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This new movie actually highlights how good the 1984 version was despite it's limitations.
 

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The ' old version' referred to.... is it the 1984 or 2000 version ?
 

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The ' old version' referred to.... is it the 1984 or 2000 version ?
'84.

David Lynch's Dune.

 

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'84.

David Lynch's Dune.



The 2000 mini-series gets a better rating .... ?
 

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The 2000 mini-series gets a better rating .... ?
The 2000 mini series is closer to the book but the cheap sets and affects never really give me the sense of scale and awe that the 1984 film did...

And the costumes for the mini series were awful.

Also thought the casting of the 1984 film was really good (except Sting)

Patrick Stewart
Fransescs Annis
Brad Douriff
Jurgen Prochnow
Everett Mcgill
Max von Sydow
Kyle Mclaughlan

And the score by Toto for the 1984 film is top notch.
 
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Well Dune was disappointing.... 5/10

I never read the books, but I played the game.
So I was expecting an action packed movie, instead I got a freaking slow paced movie with too much chitty chatty.

I enjoyed Old (2021) more....
 

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Well Dune was disappointing.... 5/10

I never read the books, but I played the game.
So I was expecting an action packed movie, instead I got a freaking slow paced movie with too much chitty chatty.

I enjoyed Old (2021) more....
I believe the version from The Asylum has more action less talk.
Check it out. You'll love it.
 

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Well Dune was disappointing.... 5/10

I never read the books, but I played the game.
So I was expecting an action packed movie, instead I got a freaking slow paced movie with too much chitty chatty.

I enjoyed Old (2021) more....
Why did you expect that? Because of the game?
 

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Dune (2021) 8.5/10

Fantastic bit of cinema, I really enjoyed it, and it was a worthwhile trip to the cinema. Amazing visuals, great cast and beautifully shot. Rebecca Ferguson and Timothée Chalamet were excellent. Was just a little on the long side for my tastes.
 

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Why did you expect that? Because of the game?

Yes, I played the game years ago, so I was expecting it be "action packed" entertainment.

Don't get me wrong, the cinematography, visual effects, actors were great, but I was expecting a little more action.

Maybe Part 2 will be more action packed....

 

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Language Lessons (2021) 7. 5 /10

Great little movie. Natalie Morales is super cute in this.
She also directed it and co-wrote it with Mark Duplass.
This is low budget to the extreme.
 
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Dune (2021) 8.5/10

Fantastic bit of cinema, I really enjoyed it, and it was a worthwhile trip to the cinema. Amazing visuals, great cast and beautifully shot. Rebecca Ferguson and Timothée Chalamet were excellent. Was just a little on the long side for my tastes.

Watching it in Imax tonight, cant wait
 

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Marvel, the Legend of the 10 rings - 5/10
I think I may well be MCU'd out. Some well choreographed fight scenes and visuals but lacks in substance. They have this annoying thing where it seems they needed to include a goofy character to lighten the movie. Just ends up with an annoying unfunny character.

I was also annoyed as I went to watch Dune but the damned Ster Kinekor had a different schedule at the complex than what their website showed. So I rushed there only to find the movie started an hour earlier, lol.
 
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