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Villeneuve's 'Dune' made for lifelong fans, newcomers

Dune is 'a heartbreakingly beautiful dystopia'

They finally got it right.

As a nearly lifelong fan of Frank Herbert’s 1965 sci-fi novel “Dune,” I can’t pretend to be coming to director Denis Villeneuve’s 2021 movie adaptation of “Dune” ⁠— or, more accurately, of the first half of the novel ⁠— as an impartial or disinterested viewer.

However, I hope I can persuade my fellow “Dune” fans, and those who might otherwise be intimidated by the story’s length or complexity, that it is very much worth your time.

Yes, this film runs more than two and a half hours. And no, this is not the first time onscreen media have attempted to adapt this materia...


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