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Review: 'Dune 2' is fun and fast-paced

Dune 2

"Dune 2" is now showing in selected movie theaters.  Image from


Abby Cowels

Four out of Five Stars

By Abby Cowels
Staff Writer

“Dune Part 2” (2024), starring Timothée Chalamet, is an epic sci-fi story directed by Denis Villeneuve. It is now in select theaters.

Part 2 follows up on Paul Atreides, once royalty, but now living within the desert-dwelling culture of the Fremen. After the massacre of his father, Paul is set out for revenge against the Baron Harkonnen.

Paul’s visions are becoming stronger, showing world demise that he believes her will eventually perform. He makes many efforts to avoid the prophecy that is accurately unfolding.

For those who have not heard; back in the mid-‘70s, Chilean director Alejandro Jodorowsky set out on his own project of making the book “Dune” (1965), by Frank Herbert, into a film adaptation. The coolest part of Jodorowsky’s “Dune,” is that they hired Swiss artist H.R. Giger to design the Harkonnen.

It was exciting to see those same maximal industrial elements in these films, just as in Giger’s work. And even more satisfying; we finally get to see sandworm riding.

The film is so well paced, it did not feel as if I was sitting for two hours and 42 minutes. Something was happening in every moment: ambush, duels and battles. It was a very fun movie to watch, especially with the world building that is taking place.

I am unsure if they will adapt each of the nine novels in the series, though I am interested to see where this all goes.



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