Movie of the Week: DUNE: PART TWO.

I fully get that there are people who don’t like DUNE: PART TWO, and I can understand their reasoning. Denis Villeneuve compressed a bunch of the timeline, removed two major characters without much if any in the way of explanation, and altered the ending (presumably to make his vision for DUNE MESSIAH work out better). These are not minor changes. There’s nothing wrong with disapproving of them.

But, you know, I didn’t get particularly upset with the lack of Tom Bombadil and The Scouring of the Shire in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, and I’m a lot more emotionally invested in Middle Earth than I am Dune. So I’m maintaining an even strain. Nobody else has to, obviously. It’s cool.


3 thoughts on “Movie of the Week: DUNE: PART TWO.”

  1. Much as it pains me to admit illiterates exist (and far to many proudly so), those changes are only noticeable to prior fans of the books (as with Middle Earth).
    Far to many people have not heard the good word as it were, so are completely ignorant of any changes Jackson and Villeneuve made to their works, so they have no basis for disappointment.
    While I have seen plenty of monetization on the tubes for people ranting about changes from book to movie, I can’t recall seeing someone going the other direction – watching films first then reading the sources…might be some cash in that, Moe. (Unless I just missed it and tons of folk do it; then you gotta do it better, or louder, or naked).

    1. I don’t think it’sit’s common, but I’ve seen it happen with Starship Troopers.

  2. I long ago made peace with the idea that Dune doesn’t translate to a screen. Half the books are internal monologue and internal dialogue.

    So, I loved Lynch’s Dune. I was primed to love this one, too.

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