Dune movie review - Aussieboyreviews


This science-fiction action movie is filled with many moments of epic action. Dune’s special effects are great, but the film is too long, becomes extremely boring and is hard to keep attention on.


Paul Atreides arrives on desert planet Arrakis after his father accepts the stewardship of the dangerous planet. However, chaos ensues after a betrayal as forces clash to control melange, a precious resource.

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Movie details

Director: Denis Villeneuve
Cast: Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Zendaya, Oscar Isaac, Josh Brolin, Stellan Skarsgård, Dave Bautista, Stephen McKinley Henderson
Writer: Jon Spaihts, Denis Villeneuve, Eric Roth
Release Date (Australia): 2 December 2021
Runtime: 155 minutes/2h 35m
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Adventure
Country: USA, Canada
Language: English, Mandarin


Themes (M)

The film contains science fiction themes relating to perilous situations, fantasy creatures and threat.

Violence (M)

The film contains scenes depicting shootings and stabbings that are accompanied by moderate depictions of blood detail.

Coarse Language (PG)

The film includes infrequent use of the words “s**t”, “ass”, “damn” and “hell”.

Nudity (G)

A nude man is viewed, but there is no nudity detail.

mpaa rating

PG-13 (for sequences of strong violence, some disturbing images and suggestive material)

Aussie boy's thoughts

Dune seems to hold this flawed belief in which it feels that as long as the special effects and science fictional action is worth a viewing on the big screen, it can get away with a completely empty and boring plot. At the end, although there’s a really decent cast and the film uses fine direction, it’s entirely and utterly flawed.

There is not one single moment throughout this entire movie that’s anything near entertaining or even mildly interesting. The extremely slow runtime of far over 2 hours is absolutely and horrendously painful. Denis Villeneuve takes the story nowhere and leaves it feeling worthlessly uninhabited. Already, it’s a very difficult movie to remain focused on with all the overextended moments relying on confusing dialogue and ridiculous features to keep a viewer’s interest. Because of this, Dune is undeniably lazy.

Timothée Chalamet is forgettable in this movie. His performance isn’t bad at all, but Dune absolutely crushes it with its terrible story. Sci-fi movies cannot get away just with decent effects, action, performances, music and other effective components, but the actual plot and design of the film can’t be completely flat. Dune relies too heavily on great sound and visual effects, which is the reason why it’s a messy waste of time.

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