Review: A noble family are tasked with overseeing the harvesting of a rare commodity on a desert planet. The heir Paul Atreides becomes troubled by visions of a dark future as he must travel to the most dangerous desert planet in order to secure the future of his family and his people.
Director: Denis Villeneuve
Actors: Timothee Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Zendaya, Oscar Isaac, Jason Momoa, Stellan Skarsgard, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Josh Brolin, Javier Bardem, Sharon Duncan-Brewster, Chang Chen, Dave Bautista, David Dastmalchian, Charlotte Rampling, Babs Olusanmokun, Benjamin Clementine, Souad Faress and Golda Rosheuvel
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama and Sci-fi
Based on a novel by Frank Herbert. I have to say that watching this film at home really did not have the same impact as if I had gone to the cinema to watch it. This is a film that has to been seen in the cinema on a big screen. The only thing that put me off going to the cinema was the length of this film as it is 2h 35m. I think this film was a very brave decision by Denis Villeneuve to take on this project as it could have gone either way and also to not even know if there will be a second part to this film. It is now confirmed that there will be a follow up to this film. I just hope that it lives up to part 1 and is not a disappointment. Several other directors have attempted to make this film in the past. I very much enjoyed the musical score written and composed by Hans Zimmer. Just some of the themes that this focuses on are coming of age, family and also power. It also shows the exploitation of weaker peoples and the way more powerful peoples take their resources. At the Academy Awards in 2022 this won 6 Oscar awards. They were for Best Sound, Best Achievement in Visual Effects, Best Achievement in Production Design, Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures (Original Score), Best Achievement in Film Editing and Best Achievement in Cinematography. At the Bafta Awards in 2022 this won 5 awards. They were for Best Cinematography, Best Original Score, Best Production Design, Best Achievement in Special Visual Effects and Best Sound. At the Golden Globe Awards in 2022 Hans Zimmer won for Best Original Score – Motion Picture.