In 2021, after almost four decades since the last film adaptation of Dunedirector Denis Villeneuve was commissioned to bring to the big screen Dune (75%), which was acclaimed by critics and fans of the novel. This 2023 we already have a first trailer for the long-awaited sequel, and the spectacular images that the advance presents us anticipate a worthy successor to the space epic that surprised the world two years ago.
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Dune is based on the novel by Frank Herbert , a science fiction classic that is also a reflection of the spirit of its times. Published in 1966, it addressed various topics of interest such as interventionism, resistance movements, the spirituality of native peoples, psychedelic drugs, and environmentalism. The first time she wanted to take herself to the movies, under the direction of David Lynchthe result was disastrous, but Villeneuve did justice to the source material.
Dune: Part Two again has the performances of Timothée Chalamet like Paul Atreides, Rebecca Ferguson like Lady Jessica, zendaya like Chani, Stellan Skarsgard as Vladimir Harkonen, and Josh Brolin like Gurney Halleck, among others. New talents like Florence Pugh in the role of princess Irulan, and Austin Butler in the role of Feyd-Rautha Harkonnen. Dune: Part Two It will hit theaters on November 3.
The first installment of Dunedespite the fact that it was released during the pandemic and had a simultaneous release in theaters and on HBO Max, managed to raise US $ 402 million, a figure lower than expected by the studio and lower than necessary for a blockbuster of this type to be considered a success, however, was enough for the sequel to be approved, which adapts the second part of the novel by Frank Herbert. To succeed at the box office dune 2would give way to adaptations of the sequels of Dune, The Dune Messiah (1969) and Children of Dune (1976).
The first movie of Duneof David Lynchwas released in 1984, and received a mixed reception from critics and audiences alike. Dunes (56%) it featured a complex futuristic world with a dense and elaborate plot that proved difficult for some viewers to follow. Despite Lynch’s ambition to bring the richness of Herbert’s universe to the big screen, many critics found the film confusing and inaccessible to mainstream audiences.
For his part, the director has repeatedly expressed his dissatisfaction with the final version of the film, alleging that he was forced to make certain changes to meet the expectations of the studio and the producers. Although the film had some impressive visuals and sounds, Lynch failed to capture the essence of Herbert’s original novel.
In 2021 the adaptation of Denis Villeneuve It was well received by critics and audiences alike, managing to succeed moderately at the box office, and was praised for its fidelity to the novel, as well as its ability to balance plot complexity with a focus on characters. Unlike Lynch’s version, Villeneuve’s takes his time to develop the plot and characters more deeply and coherently, and this is largely because he split the story of the first book into two installments.
The production also had impressive visual and musical work that complements the narrative effectively. For the second part there are high expectations, and if the first trailer has not served to excite the fans, we only have to wait a few months to receive more advances, and if we wait a little longer, we will have the reactions of the critics to give us an overview. wider.
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