If you want to know the truth, I like nearly every movie I see.  But this was not one of them.


Dune: Part One is an American epic science fiction film.  Let me say at the outset that neither of these genres of film are my favourites. The original Dune based on a 1965 novel by Frank Herbert has a large cult following. Frankly, the film left me cold. No more accurately it left me with feeling of dry and infertile sand. A dune in other words.

It was directed by famous Canadian director Denis Villeneuve and has a stellar cast including Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Josh Brolin, Zendaya (briefly in Part 1) Jason Momoa and Javier Bardem.

I know that this genre of films is extremely popular. Often it seems like the only type of film that  studios continue to make. I also know that at different times in my life I have been addicted to movie genres no more believable than this one, including cowboy films, detective films, or the modern action film in which some rebellious male knights relentlessly challenges some bad dudes and kills them. All of those genres now bore me even though they earn mountains of money at the box office. This one was no exception. I apologize if you like them. That does no make me smarter, or more astute. It just means I have had enough. I need something different. Dune was not it. I could not wait for it to end.

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