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Dune

A two and a half hour epic about a man struggling to understand his dreams. What I mean by that is I found it really hard to stay awake and/or asleep for any extended period of time.  

I don’t think Dune is a bad film, in fact I thought it was quite good in a lot of ways. One thing that really annoyed me, however, is that it seems to have been put together with very little consideration for how a human eye works. Some scenes were dull and dim to the point of resorting to guesswork to decipher what was going on, and more often than not those scenes would immediately crash into a blinding white landscape. The only thing I can liken it to is the feeling when you’re in bed and someone thoughtlessly turns a light on without warning. Perhaps that’s why my brain was under the impression that it should be asleep. 

Now Part Two has been greenlit, I’m sure something good can come of the two films in tandem. My biggest gripe, I suppose, is that I’m not sure that this is a film that really works in isolation, and because of that there isn’t a great deal that can be said about it yet. The cynic in me says that this is on purpose.

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