Dune: trailer more appealing than the film

Renowned actors Timothee Chalamet and Zendaya reappoint the focus of movie fanatics as well as their fans to the new rising film, Dune, based on a book series from the 80’s. With such a big collaboration of emerging new actors and actresses, the movie began receiving a large amount of hype before it was released. After the release on October 22,2021, the movie opened with a total of $40.1 million in ticket sales. 

Director Denis Villeneuve imagined taking his audience through an unseen adventure to an unknown planet in space and turned it into a reality. In the attempt to ensure the safety of his home planet and people, Paul Atreides, played by Timothee Chalamet, must visit this dangerous planet and scope out the exterrestrial, malicious forces that are there. 

House of Atreides is the clan in which the movie follows. The emperor commands Paul Atreides, and his parents to lead their men into the forbidden planet, Arrakis. On Arrakis there is a spice that happens to be the most valuable substance in existence. Many scavengers and armies are after the spice in an attempt to use it to prolong life, bestow heightened vitality and awareness, and lastly to unlock the ability to foresee the actions of other humans. 

House of Atreides is on the search for any possible threat that lurks on this planet. Throughout the film there were plenty of sacrifices made in order for the clan to persevere in their journey on Arrakis. Those who conquered their fears survived, but not too many were lucky enough to say the same. There was definitely plenty of violence throughout the film and a good balance of both dialogue and action. 

However, plenty of parties in the theatre voiced their confusion and shared that the movie itself was very hard to follow. Even adults were commenting that they had some confusion about what the plot of the movie was supposed to be. At times, the movie lost its sense of speed, some scenes felt super prolonged for no reason. This movie is difficult to watch for viewers who deal with a short attention span. 

The trailer was more appealing than the film itself. Some standards and expectations set before leaving for the theatre were not met. Perhaps the storyline could have been less sloppy and easier to follow, understand. The filmmakers did not do a very good job at setting watchers up for the second part to the sequel that is expected to come sometime in the next two years.