Presley Long – Mustangs Ahead

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – What I thought would be the biggest theatrical release of the year ended up being a huge disappointment for me.

“Dune,” which was released on Friday, Oct. 22, follows Paul Atreides (Timothee Chalamet), a gifted boy born into a great destiny beyond his understanding. He and his family travel to one of the most dangerous planets in the universe as bad forces fight over the planet’s supply of the most precious resource in existence.

If I had not read the synopsis before watching the movie, I would have had no idea what was happening. Even after reading it, the movie was not easy to follow.

This film was two and a half hours of confusing worldbuilding and boring sequences of dialogue.

At one point I realized that I was an hour in and nothing interesting had happened.

Many times throughout this movie I almost turned it off and thought about not finishing it.

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The only good thing I can say about the film is the acting. “Dune” features some well-known names in cinema such as Zendaya (Chani), Oscar Isaac (Leto Atreides), and Jason Momoa, (Duncan Idaho). All the actors did an amazing job portraying emotions in the film and acting out dramatic scenes.

That is where my positive thoughts end.

“Dune” felt like half a film. The whole time watching you think the plot is building up to some epic last scene, just for the movie to fall flat at the end and offer no closure.

This film’s plot was all over the place and nothing about it stuck with me.

Dune was a long prologue that was made to set up a sequel; a sequel that no longer sounds interesting after suffering through this movie.

It’s safe to say that I will not be thinking about this movie in the future, and it is not on my rewatch list.