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    Dune 2021

    Really excited about this one. Some good actors and the design looks great. I wish it was a miniseries. I always thought that Dune was too much book for one movie- and I think Dune from the 80s proved it. I know that they have been working on this for like a decade, so maybe they can pull it off. Should be some good action scenes. Looks like there is a first screening on HBOmax at 6pm eastern tomorrow. I donít know what that means- it will be available to stream or will it Ďbroadcastí.



    I just read on IMDB that they are splitting into two movies. This one is 2:35 long. If it makes money, they will make the second part. Ugh. That means three more years at least. If Ilike it streaming, Iíll go see it in a theater to give it a chance. Especially if I Can see it at an imax or big screen.
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    I just hope they don't eff it up. I won't hold my breath though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FromMyColdDeadHand View Post
    I wish it was a miniseries. I always thought that Dune was too much book for one movie- and I think Dune from the 80s proved it.
    I never saw the miniseries they made with William Hurt.

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    I just hope they don't eff it up. I won't hold my breath though.
    I wouldn't either, everything seems to have to have a bunch woke bullshit these days.
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    They need to stop this crap already. They accomplished little or nothing with the remake of Blade Runner, this will be about the same.
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    Some of you boomers are about to be big mad when this one ends up being better than the original. Kinda like when Jeff Bridges dunked on the original True Grit. Yeah I said it. The remake of True Grit is better than the original.

    As far as whether or not it will feature wokeness, if you're familiar with the storyline, then you already know what it's gonna be.

    I could be wrong about Dune, but we'll see. If I don't think it's better, I'll admit I was wrong. Post angry replies below.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Five_Point_Five_Six View Post
    Some of you boomers are about to be big mad when this one ends up being better than the original. Kinda like when Jeff Bridges dunked on the original True Grit. Yeah I said it. The remake of True Grit is better than the original.

    As far as whether or not it will feature wokeness, if you're familiar with the storyline, then you already know what it's gonna be.

    I could be wrong about Dune, but we'll see. If I don't think it's better, I'll admit I was wrong. Post angry replies below.
    I can agree on both counts- True Grit 2010 was the better movie (and much closer to the book) and since the original Dune 1984 sucked (I last saw it in 1984) there is a good chance this could be better. Not much chance I'll go see it, though, since it isn't my genre.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Five_Point_Five_Six View Post
    Some of you boomers are about to be big mad when this one ends up being better than the original. Kinda like when Jeff Bridges dunked on the original True Grit. Yeah I said it. The remake of True Grit is better than the original.

    As far as whether or not it will feature wokeness, if you're familiar with the storyline, then you already know what it's gonna be.

    I could be wrong about Dune, but we'll see. If I don't think it's better, I'll admit I was wrong. Post angry replies below.
    If it's better, I'll be thankful. But evidence shows that usually doesn't happen. Last film I can recall where the remake slammed the original was 3:10 to Yuma. I don't even particularly like westerns but it was really good.

    John Carpenter's "The Thing" went places the original could never dream of, I love both films but the 1982 version is of course superior.

    I really wanted "The Day the Earth Stood Still" to be great because the original is one of my favorite 50s sci fi films, unfortunately it sucked hard and I knew we were in trouble when Keanu Reeves was cast in the lead. Parts of "The War of the Worlds" were better than the 1950s version and it was much closer to the book but Dakota Faning screaming through the entire film made it hard to take and "punky kid, you're a sucky dad" character was almost as bad. I was sorta cheering for the martians to eat them. Obviously special effects were amazing and Spielberg typically slam dunks this kind of film, even Tom Cruise managed to not screw it up.

    But Dune, how can it go wrong...let me count the ways. Even the original version has faults, flaws and bugs. It's one of those sci fi ideas that should never work but somehow they pulled it off a little bit and it's still mostly watchable. A lot of the content in the film is just damn stupid. I don't think Hollywood is talented enough to attempt a complete departure and unique telling, I'm betting they go for the zeitgeist of the original and amplify it's faults while making the whole of the film much, much worse.

    The main problem is Hollywood has a first primary goal of commercial success, that means I'm not the target audience but people who think "2 Fast, 2 Furious" and "John Wick" are some of the greatest films ever made are the ones this will be aimed at. It's why so many 60s films were bizarre, stupid and a complete waste of time because the target audience was boomers who at the time were largely comprised of hippie / counter culture f tards.

    The additional problem will be any social consciousness "woke" messaging crap, ironically this ruined more than a few films from the late 60s and early 70s which were again targeted towards boomers who were embracing counter culture / youth movement shit. Woke ain't exactly new, it's been with us from the dawn of film and I can name dozens and dozens of films from the 1930s which are little more than vehicles for "new deal" socialism and political social engineering.

    So not holding my breath for the remake of Dune to redeem the original in any way, shape or form.
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    Quote Originally Posted by titsonritz View Post
    I never saw the miniseries they made with William Hurt.



    I wouldn't either, everything seems to have to have a bunch woke bullshit these days.
    I saw the miniseries made back in 2000. I liked it better the 1984 Dune movie. I have not read Dune so I donít know how closely the miniseries was to the original book. I guess I should read it.

    I have read both the foundation and robot series from Asimov. I have read all of Enderís Game books and the Frederik Pohl Heechee series too.

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    Dune…. Arakis…. Desert planet…

    Sha’i Halud! The sleeper has awakened!

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    For some reason Dune seems to inspire....weirdo approaches to film making!

    I read 2 or three of the books but never got some weird fantastic images from it. It was just an amazing story!

    Ever hear of Jodorowsky's Dune that was never made? Supposedly the genesis of a variety of sci-fi films. There were elements taken from it clear up to Alien Prometheus.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0cJNR8HEw0

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