I have watched Dune, and I have feelings, along with some thoughts and prayers. I’m going to watch this a few more times, and then I’ll let you guys know what’s going on in my head.
I did not see it in the theater, since that simply is not an option for me. I watched it on HBOMax, last night, like a normal person who doesn’t want to interact with strangers in a dark room, and I have to say that while it wasn’t as good as I thought it would be, it wasn’t bad, either. We’ve been living with the idea of watching this movie for over a year, so the hype was immense, because the trailers were awesome.
I paid little attention to most reviews of the movie, but I have heard that most people liked it. They’re not especially loud about it, but they didn’t pan it either, and I have seen a couple of remarks that its better than the 1984 version, which apparently everyone except me still hates. Yes, I think this version is better than that one, but the old one wasn’t THAT bad. I reserve most of my hatred for the television version on the Syfy network, a few years ago.
So give me some time to organize my thoughts and I’ll drop them here by next month. But first, since Dune isnt a Horror movie (although it does contain some horrific moments), I’m not going to focus on it just yet, preferring to only talk about Horror movies and shows this month.