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Dune Part Two

by Released : 2024-03-02

Dune Part Two

Dune Part 2 is directed by Denis Villeneuve and stars Timothée Chalamet as Paul Atreides, the Duke and last remaining member of the house of Atreides, as he tries to avenge his father's death and fights against his fate as the messiah of a centuries-old prophecy. Dune Part 2 is an adaptation of Frank Herbert's 1965 novel. 

The film has a fantastic cast from Zendaya, Florence Pugh, and Christopher Walken, to excellent heel turns from Dave Bautista, reprising his role from the first film, and Austin Butler fresh off an Oscar nomination for Elvis. 

As to avoid spoilers I won't go in-depth into the plot of the film but it does take place directly after the events of Dune Part One which makes sense considering it does not adapt another book but rather the second half of the original novel. 

First, we will start with the film's flaws of which it has few. The main flaw with the film is the pacing. Let me be clear, after leaving the theater I did not feel as if I just watched a two-hour and 45-minute film, however, I did feel the third act was rushed. For a film as rich in lore and with a director who insisted on over five hours across two films to adapt the film, I felt more time should have been dedicated to the climax. The film's climax had riveting action scenes yet left me wanting more after all the buildup. 

Now the positives, Dune Part Two is directed by the legendary Denis Villeneuve who has directed previous sci-fi films such as Arrival (2016), Blade Runner 2049 (2017), and of course, Dune Part One (2021). He understands what it takes to direct a great sci-fi film. All three of those films were critically acclaimed and Arrival and Dune Part One received Best Picture nominations at the Academy Awards, a rare feat for any sci-fi film. It is with Dune Part Two that he uses his experience to make this the most technically sound film of his filmography. With awesome action, visuals, and performances Dune Part Two is sure to go down as a sci-fi classic and one of Villeneuves best films.