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Halloween Jack
Sep 11, 2003

Let your word be "Yes, Yes" or "No, No"; anything more than this comes from the evil one.




I'm amazed someone made a Dune movie where the Baron is leaden and boring. Just couldn't believe it.

Kurzon posted:

I don't know if it has been brought up in this thread already, but a lot of Warhammer 40,000 fans on various Reddit boards are saying that Dune is totally WH40K. I think the similarities are superficial.
The similarities are superficial because 40k is superficial. It began as a silly hodgepodge of Dune, Star Wars, Traveller, Alien, Tolkien, everything that was being published in 2000AD and Warrior, and whatever else struck their fancy.

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Hodgepodge
Jan 29, 2006




Halloween Jack posted:

The similarities are superficial because 40k is superficial. It began as a silly hodgepodge of Dune, Star Wars, Traveller, Alien, Tolkien, everything that was being published in 2000AD and Warrior, and whatever else struck their fancy.

I'd probably have zero interest in it if it weren't for Dark Heresy. All those neat influences make the models cool, but I'm just more interested in the people and weird aliens and mysteries than baroque-looking Halo.

Halloween Jack
Sep 11, 2003

Let your word be "Yes, Yes" or "No, No"; anything more than this comes from the evil one.




Warhammer is one of those things where the parts that I like are not the parts that Warhammer fans like.

Police_monitoring
Oct 11, 2021

by sebmojo


Hodgepodge posted:

I'd probably have zero interest in it if it weren't for Dark Heresy. All those neat influences make the models cool, but I'm just more interested in the people and weird aliens and mysteries than baroque-looking Halo.

That's the poison-pill of the setting being tied to extremely bad war game. It's all fun and games when you're smashing every single pre-1988 sci-fi concept into one vague setting, but if war gamers are driving the market it's all going to be about troops and tanks and pretending you know tactics eventually.

BaronVanAwesome
Sep 11, 2001

I will never learn the secrets of "Increased fake female boar sp..."

Never say never, buddy.
Now you know.
Now we all know.


2house2fly posted:

Shadout uhh Bapes(?)

"Shout out to Bape" (a bathing ape)

ALFbrot
Apr 17, 2002


One bit I loved that I haven't seen anybody mention was when Paul and Jessica were starting up Kynes' hidden ornithopter and there was that common "there's problems getting it started and our pursuers are going to be here any moment!" bit, where Jessica keeps tensely looking towards the blackened door. You fully expect the Sardaukar to show up in the typical "stormtroopers shooting at the Millenium Falcon just as it flies away" manner, but they just... don't. They followed Kynes instead.

El Grillo
Jan 3, 2008


Fun Shoe

I'm going to assume, for my sanity's sake, that they actually planned out Part 2 properly before making Part 1 because otherwise, uh, that is not good.

FLIPADELPHIA posted:

lol you think without shields, the soldiers of the far distant future would use knives?
The movie literally doesn't explain why in the far future soldiers use knives. We see that there are projectile weapons that can kill people & destroy things very effectively. It's a big ol' plot hole, unfortunately. There may be some explanation from the books about nuclear explosions or something but it isn't in the movie.

Mike the TV posted:

The Spider-Thing really grossed me out when I saw that it was probably a person. :gonk:
This is one of the four billion totally unexplained things that I would like to be explained in the sequel lol.
Not going to happen otherwise part 2 would just be a full three hour infodump instead of a movie.

feedmyleg
Dec 25, 2004

EVERY FAIRY TALE NEEDS ITS HERO.



DV wants to make "at least three" Dunes :sickos:

quote:

"I always envisioned three movies," Villeneuve says. "It's not that I want to do a franchise, but this is Dune, and Dune is a huge story. In order to honor it, I think you would need at least three movies. That would be the dream. To follow Paul Atreides and his full arc would be nice."

e:

El Grillo posted:

I'm going to assume, for my sanity's sake, that they actually planned out Part 2 properly before making Part 1 because otherwise, uh, that is not good.

It's absolutely standard practice.

Failed Imagineer
Sep 22, 2018


feedmyleg posted:

DV wants to make "at least three" Dunes :sickos:


:bisonyes:

Eason the Fifth
Apr 9, 2020


ALFbrot posted:

One bit I loved that I haven't seen anybody mention was when Paul and Jessica were starting up Kynes' hidden ornithopter and there was that common "there's problems getting it started and our pursuers are going to be here any moment!" bit, where Jessica keeps tensely looking towards the blackened door. You fully expect the Sardaukar to show up in the typical "stormtroopers shooting at the Millenium Falcon just as it flies away" manner, but they just... don't. They followed Kynes instead.

This was fantastic. Villeneuve was surely aware of that but let the closed door and closed door only drive all the suspense. Brilliant 👏

Halloween Jack
Sep 11, 2003

Let your word be "Yes, Yes" or "No, No"; anything more than this comes from the evil one.




El Grillo posted:

This is one of the four billion totally unexplained things that I would like to be explained in the sequel lol.

Not going to happen otherwise part 2 would just be a full three hour infodump instead of a movie.
If you've read the books, it's obvious that the Harkonnen have turned a person into a spider-gimp for gross sex reasons. If you haven't read the books, this is totally random because they do absolutely nothing to convey that the Harkonnens are obscenely decadent, besides one scene where the Baron is stuffing his face, offscreen.

There are ways to explain things to the audience without lame voiceovers or expository dialogue, but this film doesn't care about that either.

I just wonder how many people praising the film ITT haven't read any of the books? Because I saw it with someone who hasn't read any of the books nor seen any of the previous adaptations, and they had the same reaction a lot of people had to the Lynch movie: this is total nonsense and I don't understand what's happening or why.

Electro-Boogie Jack
Nov 22, 2006
bagger mcguirk sent me.


Halloween Jack posted:

I saw it with someone who hasn't read any of the books nor seen any of the previous adaptations, and they had the same reaction a lot of people had to the Lynch movie: this is total nonsense and I don't understand what's happening or why.

Please stop ragging on your idiot friend, it's kinda mean. Just because he or she is too dumb to understand a movie doesn't mean you can come to the internet to make fun of them.

ALFbrot
Apr 17, 2002


Halloween Jack posted:

If you've read the books, it's obvious that the Harkonnen have turned a person into a spider-gimp for gross sex reasons. If you haven't read the books, this is totally random because they do absolutely nothing to convey that the Harkonnens are obscenely decadent, besides one scene where the Baron is stuffing his face, offscreen.

There are ways to explain things to the audience without lame voiceovers or expository dialogue, but this film doesn't care about that either.

I just wonder how many people praising the film ITT haven't read any of the books? Because I saw it with someone who hasn't read any of the books nor seen any of the previous adaptations, and they had the same reaction a lot of people had to the Lynch movie: this is total nonsense and I don't understand what's happening or why.

Weird because I keep talking to non-book friends who loved it

Eason the Fifth
Apr 9, 2020


Book reading friends and non-book reading friends have all loved it. Great take on the series generally, but not without a few faults seems to be the median take

Toxic Fart Syndrome
Jul 2, 2006

*hits A-THREAD-5*

Only 3.6 Roentgoons per hour ... not great, not terrible.




...the meter only goes to 3.6...



Pork Pro

I really liked the film, but it felt like someone was skipping every other chapter on the bluray menu. I really want to see the ~4 hour cut Momoa mentioned. Right now it feels like the theatrical cut of Kingdom of Heaven: a good film that was cut down from a great one.

As for non-book readers, if they are confused I explain it like this:
https://twitter.com/augustjpollak/status/1451379917137096727?s=21

Eason the Fifth
Apr 9, 2020


Luv 2 b reductive

Randalor
Sep 4, 2011






Toxic Fart Syndrome posted:

I really liked the film, but it felt like someone was skipping every other chapter on the bluray menu. I really want to see the ~4 hour cut Momoa mentioned. Right now it feels like the theatrical cut of Kingdom of Heaven: a good film that was cut down from a great one.

As for non-book readers, if they are confused I explain it like this:
https://twitter.com/augustjpollak/status/1451379917137096727?s=21

Hey. Hey. Hey. That line is wrong. It's a planet made of cocaine with some rocks mixed in.

As far as his desire to make three films... please tell me he means "Dune and its sequels" and not just "Dune", because he covered... what, 2/3rds to 3/4s of Dune in this movie? If he just meant "Dune"... gently caress me, the second movie is just going to be the 2-year timeskip or all of the political stuff cut from the first movie, isn't it?

Halloween Jack
Sep 11, 2003

Let your word be "Yes, Yes" or "No, No"; anything more than this comes from the evil one.




I like the part where Paul says he'd rather have a song than a fight from Gurney, and it makes no sense because there is no context to know that Gurney Halleck is a bard. Lots of little things like that.

Saving the Emperor and the Guild for later is a bold choice I respect. Not so much how they replaced the repartee between Vladimir and Piter de Vries with...nothing.

Hodgepodge
Jan 29, 2006




Randalor posted:

Hey. Hey. Hey. That line is wrong. It's a planet made of cocaine with some rocks mixed in.

As far as his desire to make three films... please tell me he means "Dune and its sequels" and not just "Dune", because he covered... what, 2/3rds to 3/4s of Dune in this movie? If he just meant "Dune"... gently caress me, the second movie is just going to be the 2-year timeskip or all of the political stuff cut from the first movie, isn't it?

Beware! The fearsome Cocaine Worms are drawn to the sound of sniffing.

2house2fly
Nov 14, 2012

You did a super job wrapping things up! And I'm not just saying that because I have to!

Hashtag Banterzone posted:

I wish Villanueve had kept the conversation about the bull's head between Shadout Mapes and Jessica. I'll put it in spoilers for anyone who hasn't read the book (even though it doesn't really spoil anything)

Mapes said: "What'll you be wanting me to do first, my Lady?"
Instinct warned Jessica to match that casual tone. She said: "The painting of the Old Duke over there, it must be hung on one side of the dining hall. The bull's head must go on the wall opposite the painting."
Mapes crossed to the bull's head. "What a great beast it must have been to carry such a head," she said. She stooped. "I'll have to be cleaning this first, won't I, my Lady?"
"No."
"But there's dirt caked on its horns."
"That's not dirt, Mapes. That's the blood of our Duke's father. Those horns were sprayed with a transparent fixative within hours after this beast killed the Old Duke."

Gah, I hadn't put together the bull head in the movie and the line about how Leto's father was killed by a bull!

E: also it foreshadows part 2 doesn't it, where Paul will successfully tame the mighty moon worm


moths posted:

This would work where it cuts back to Paul frowning, and your "death" was just a possible future he didn't like.
That would rule, like Prince Of Persia: Sands Of Time. It's funny that in that game, dying and reloading isn't diegetically time travel, it's the prince making a mistake as he tells the story to someone else and backtracking to correct himself

2house2fly fucked around with this message at 15:29 on Oct 28, 2021

Neo Rasa
Mar 8, 2007
Everyone should play DUKE games.

:dukedog:

Halloween Jack posted:

I'm amazed someone made a Dune movie where the Baron is leaden and boring. Just couldn't believe it.

I loved this movie but going back over it the various things I felt it whiffed on I think that really is my biggest complaint with it.

I liked the idea of the Baron's general tone being more corporate rear end in a top hat but the total flatness was a huge misstep.

This guy wants the ENTIRE house of Atreides wiped out and as far as he knows pulls it off and even gets the Emperor on his side via support from the Sardaukar and he seems indifferent at best? Even after almost getting killed by Leto? The gently caress? Why does, as we learn early on via Thufir, this insanely wealthy house live in featureless caves? They show what looks like a city in the establishing shot.

Caladan - lots of water, its people to an extent even have have homes/facilities/whatever underwater as we see when the ships are taking off. Their dead leaders are placed in those Roman-ish above ground sarcophagi like gladiators on a cliff overlooking the sea, the grandfather died in a bullfight, like all the little bits give us a lot about Caladan and what the Atreides are about with very little screen time.

Salusa Secondus - Planet full of super strict ritual warrior folks that anoint themselves with the blood of other folks, like it's such a short scene but we still get a lot out of it

Arrakis - We spend the most time here so understandably the most care goes into fleshing out how stuff on Dune works

Giedi-Prime - ???? They choose to live like this? Are they all super pale because they built this massive city planet and then chose to live in unlit caverns instead? Like all the small bits and visuals click in the other locations to give you something. They have some goop pool you can be healed up in?



Also at some point was the spider-person supposed to be Yueh's wife?



I get the feeling Feyd was cut from the story completely and Rabban is just going to be it. Otherwise his orders to squeeze here wouldn't have been built around them needing massive amounts of income to cover their re-taking of Arrakis - In the book it's because he wants to set up the people of Arrakis to despise Rabban's rule so that he can drop Feyd in to rule with a softer touch making him beloved.

Neo Rasa fucked around with this message at 16:03 on Oct 28, 2021

2house2fly
Nov 14, 2012

You did a super job wrapping things up! And I'm not just saying that because I have to!

Halloween Jack posted:

If you've read the books, it's obvious that the Harkonnen have turned a person into a spider-gimp for gross sex reasons. If you haven't read the books, this is totally random because they do absolutely nothing to convey that the Harkonnens are obscenely decadent, besides one scene where the Baron is stuffing his face, offscreen.

There are ways to explain things to the audience without lame voiceovers or expository dialogue, but this film doesn't care about that either.

I just wonder how many people praising the film ITT haven't read any of the books? Because I saw it with someone who hasn't read any of the books nor seen any of the previous adaptations, and they had the same reaction a lot of people had to the Lynch movie: this is total nonsense and I don't understand what's happening or why.

I read the first book a long time ago, and only dimly remember a lot of it now. Some of it I've misremembered clearly, like I remember Duncan Idaho going out like a chump, getting his head cut off in the middle of a sentence that was about something else entirely

I think the Harkonnens as decadent perverts wouldn't work so well with the tone this movie was going for. Like in the Lynch version the Baron was a gay rapist with AIDS who flew around cackling and chopped up cows in his throne room and poo poo, something like that would be way out of place here

PeterWeller
Apr 20, 2003

I told you that story so I could tell you this one.



2house2fly posted:

There's a scene early in the movie where Gurney says "the slow knife penetrates the shield" which felt really redundant since they'd already shown it visually with Paul tapping himself and setting off the shield.

One bit I really like is when Duncan is escaping and in the background the big Harkonnen ship lets off thousands of bombs blowing up everything underneath. It was a nice way of underscoring "our heroes aren't getting back up from this"

Yeah, when he does the knife tapping, I thought, oh cool they're just going to show how it works. I guess that line is considered so iconic it has to be in.

And I love that visual, especially how the Harkonnen ship drops a big flare first to illuminated everything.

Baron von Eevl posted:

You're never going to get a faithful Neuromancer film that also has anything close to broad appeal because Neuromancer is 1/3 quaintly outdated and 1/3 hilariously off-base as a prediction of the future.

You could get a good Neuromancer film that's faithful but it would have this cyberpunk retrofuture thing about it that would be a little too weird for audiences. You could also do a very loose adaptation that had more broad appeal by being more generic sci fi.

also Neuromancer isn't that great

I've long felt that Inception is already a good loose adaptation of Neuromancer.

also nah, it's pretty loving great op

Jack B Nimble
Dec 25, 2007




Soiled Meat

I bought the performance as the Baron being jaded. He's been accumulating unimaginable power for decades and he doesn't even seem that happy about it, he's the wasteful apex of an entire system of greed and ambition.

Jack B Nimble fucked around with this message at 15:42 on Oct 28, 2021

D-Pad
Jun 28, 2006




Warhammer chat: Just an FYI, for those who haven't been into or read 40k in years/decades, GW replaced all their management in 2015/16 and things have gotten a lot better in many areas of the lore and books. There are some truly great books written since then that aren't just space marine bolter porn wank fest. Books that stand on their own as legit good science fiction literature. If you ever had an interest in 40k, but got turned off come on over to the Black Library thread and we can give you some good recommendations for recent stuff (because there are still some poo poo books).

The funniest part of a lot of the Warhammer fandom reaction are the idiots who think Dune ripped off 40k instead of the other way around and get real mad about it.

PeterWeller
Apr 20, 2003

I told you that story so I could tell you this one.



The thing with reading Hams fiction or any other licensed fiction is you could just read the stuff they're riffing on and ripping off instead.

E: And I say this as a dude who loves to read lovely Forgotten Realms novels.

BaronVanAwesome
Sep 11, 2001

I will never learn the secrets of "Increased fake female boar sp..."

Never say never, buddy.
Now you know.
Now we all know.


My wife hadn't read any books/played any games/seen the previous movie/TV series and said she had no problem following along - she said it's been her favorite movie in a while, which really surprised me.

A few things I got to expand on she wasn't sure about:

-Jessica's relationship to Leto - she didn't get the "I should have married you" bit at first, we both wished they went into her position as Consort more/why her love of the Duke was why she had a son in the first place, her struggle between her feelings and the Bene Gesserit

-More detail into the role of Spice - the movie does explain the concious-expanding/life-extending/"Space travel" aspect, some examples or a demo might have bee useful

-Who the spy in the walls was/why he was there (I think the Lynch movie did a better job here of explaining the Harkonnen saboteurs - the 2021 film spends time showing us the equipment issues they left behind, but less about traps etc)

Honestly I'm shocked there wasn't more - the fact that they were able to adapt this much and have new audiences trust and follow it is great to see.

I did not like having to explain how Harkonnen is supposed to be pronounced :colbert:

feedmyleg
Dec 25, 2004

EVERY FAIRY TALE NEEDS ITS HERO.



Randalor posted:

As far as his desire to make three films... please tell me he means "Dune and its sequels" and not just "Dune", because he covered... what, 2/3rds to 3/4s of Dune in this movie? If he just meant "Dune"... gently caress me, the second movie is just going to be the 2-year timeskip or all of the political stuff cut from the first movie, isn't it?

Article says the third film would be Dune Messiah.

Automatic Slim
Jul 1, 2007



ALFbrot posted:

One bit I loved that I haven't seen anybody mention was when Paul and Jessica were starting up Kynes' hidden ornithopter and there was that common "there's problems getting it started and our pursuers are going to be here any moment!" bit, where Jessica keeps tensely looking towards the blackened door. You fully expect the Sardaukar to show up in the typical "stormtroopers shooting at the Millenium Falcon just as it flies away" manner, but they just... don't. They followed Kynes instead.

This was the most tense moment of the movie for me and the pay off is it didn't happen. Villaneuve addressed the tension in that situation but didn't abuse it. It also lulls us into false safety when the Sardaukar kill Kynes.

2house2fly
Nov 14, 2012

You did a super job wrapping things up! And I'm not just saying that because I have to!

I'd have liked for the big ships folding space to create a blue portal or something, the same shade of blue that people's eyes go on spice, to visually link spice and interstellar travel. In the movie it looks like these big long ships are just in orbit over every planet and going through them takes you somewhere else, there's no fanfare to it. Should have made it more clear that going from one star system to another is a Big Deal. Obviously a hosed up looking guild navigator wouldn't have gone amiss too

Jack B Nimble
Dec 25, 2007




Soiled Meat

This isn't meant to be a catty snipe at anyone, seriously it isn't, but these posts of "I didn't quite get x y z" remind me that a good movie rewards multiple viewings, and I think it's OK if various intricacies in the plot which are present but not highlighted are something people pick up in later viewings when the larger picture of the film is already in place. And I'm not smugly saying I'm the one true movie understander, it applies just as well to me.

NmareBfly
Jul 16, 2004

I posted my food for USPOL Thanksgiving!




Halloween Jack posted:

I like the part where Paul says he'd rather have a song than a fight from Gurney, and it makes no sense because there is no context to know that Gurney Halleck is a bard. Lots of little things like that.

Wasn't that like -- the line that introduced us to Gurney? You know he's a bard from that line itself. How does it nor make sense? He's clearly quoting poetry a little later and reading from a little scripture book too. I do think we coulda used him strumming something at some point but it's not like it was hard to understand. Maybe we'll get a song out of him in movie 2, making this good foreshadowing.

Halloween Jack
Sep 11, 2003

Let your word be "Yes, Yes" or "No, No"; anything more than this comes from the evil one.




Neo Rasa posted:

I liked the idea of the Baron's general tone being more corporate rear end in a top hat but the total flatness was a huge misstep.
Yeah, I'm fine with the Baron not being a giant fat ball of gay panic, but he should absolutely be a madman. It's like they gave Skarsgard notes that said "Palpatine, but not the parts where he's enjoying himself." McMillan and Dourif were wonderful, McNiece was a joy. This is like if you made a Batman movie where the Joker was a boring gangster in a purple suit and the Riddler was a boring gangster in a green suit.

quote:

Giedi-Prime - ???? They choose to live like this? Are they all super pale because they built this massive city planet and then chose to live in unlit caverns instead? Like all the small bits and visuals click in the other locations to give you something. They have some goop pool you can be healed up in?
Giedi Prime is a polluted hellhole, but the point of the Harkonnens is that the squalor exists to finance a pleasure dome at its center.

I thought another big whiff was making the environments too similar. On Caladan, everyone wears black and it's greige and wet. On Giedi Prime, everyone wears black and it's always raining. On Salusa Secundus, everyone wears white and it's greige and always raining.

(I did like the human sacrifices on Salusa Secundus. A possible reference to The Holy Mountain?

D-Pad
Jun 28, 2006




PeterWeller posted:

The thing with reading Hams fiction or any other licensed fiction is you could just read the stuff they're riffing on and ripping off instead.

E: And I say this as a dude who loves to read lovely Forgotten Realms novels.

Their definitely better than the new Dune books and you can only re-read Dune and the other inspirations so many times.

Hodgepodge
Jan 29, 2006




D-Pad posted:

Warhammer chat: Just an FYI, for those who haven't been into or read 40k in years/decades, GW replaced all their management in 2015/16 and things have gotten a lot better in many areas of the lore and books. There are some truly great books written since then that aren't just space marine bolter porn wank fest. Books that stand on their own as legit good science fiction literature. If you ever had an interest in 40k, but got turned off come on over to the Black Library thread and we can give you some good recommendations for recent stuff (because there are still some poo poo books).

The funniest part of a lot of the Warhammer fandom reaction are the idiots who think Dune ripped off 40k instead of the other way around and get real mad about it.

Hey, ripping off 40k gave us a perfectly serviceable prequel to the entire timeline, Event Horizon!

Also, I liked this Baron as a post-Cheney version of the character, but I do miss the fun part of the epic space opera villain scenery chewing.

Hodgepodge fucked around with this message at 16:19 on Oct 28, 2021

Police_monitoring
Oct 11, 2021

by sebmojo


People should read Nemesis: The Warlock. It's fun and has a completely deranged and flamboyant madman Baron/Emperor character who's extremely straight-coded for once.

Nail Rat
Dec 29, 2000

You maniacs! You blew it up! God damn you! God damn you all to hell!!

Neo Rasa posted:

I get the feeling Feyd was cut from the story completely and Rabban is just going to be it. Otherwise his orders to squeeze here wouldn't have been built around them needing massive amounts of income to cover their re-taking of Arrakis - In the book it's because he wants to set up the people of Arrakis to despise Rabban's rule so that he can drop Feyd in to rule with a softer touch making him beloved.

The squeezing for income is actually what he tells Rabban is the point in the book, I just read past that part yesterday. There's no inner monologue in this film so there's no way to know what people's real plans and thoughts are. He doesn't say a drat word out loud to anyone about his real plan with Feyd supplanting Rabban.

Randalor
Sep 4, 2011






Halloween Jack posted:

Yeah, I'm fine with the Baron not being a giant fat ball of gay panic, but he should absolutely be a madman. It's like they gave Skarsgard notes that said "Palpatine, but not the parts where he's enjoying himself." McMillan and Dourif were wonderful, McNiece was a joy. This is like if you made a Batman movie where the Joker was a boring gangster in a purple suit and the Riddler was a boring gangster in a green suit.

That's one thing I really enjoyed about David Lynch's Dune was that they nailed the "casual cruelty" aspect of Harkonnans, and if they had been just a bit more serious, it could have been outright chilling. Sucks that they leaned so hard on the "gay panic" aspect of the Baron though.

NmareBfly
Jul 16, 2004

I posted my food for USPOL Thanksgiving!




I had a great time with this. Saw it in the theater, thought that was mega worth it. Noon matinee on Monday means there were two other people in the whole screening besides my party. Considering a second trip to see it in IMAX and on more drugs.

I like that the story is framed as Chani's / the Fremen's even if neither of them are really actually in the film that much. Better than giving it to Irulan and helps try to offset the white savior provlem.

I would have liked a space folding scene, though I appreciate they specifically say that the spice helps the navigators plot a course -- they get all hopped up and do hyper math, as opposed to the Lynch one where it seemed like the spice is what enables the actual tech to work (like, space travel is a psychic ability.)

There are a lot of things I feel like the could have exposited on more, but that's as a book reader etc not having faith that people can figure poo poo out by context clues. None of the people I saw it with were new (we even read it as a book club thing a while back) so I don't have anyone to bounce those particular questions off of.

A lot of the political machinations were a little understated and I wonder if it was an attempt to make this more self contained? Like, it's very obviously set up for a sequel but it could have been even MORE so, if that makes sense. It felt like they deliberately excised a lot of plot threads they could have started dangling because they would have made this one more unsatisfying?

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No Mods No Masters
Oct 3, 2004

You thought, "A robber must hate you to want to take from you"
The robber don't hate you


I feel it's important to show that regardless of being really evil there are valuable traits in the harkonnens that the BG want in the KH and indeed paul manifests. Lynch dune didn't get this in the slightest bit, denis dune maybe gets it a tiny bit but the harks kinda suck in it in general

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