After watching the new DUNE in theaters and through streaming, I highly recommend you watch DUNE in theaters so you can lean back, munch on some popcorn and get out of the house. The cinematics and the art department for the movie did an amazing job at making DUNE one of the most visually pleasing movies I have experienced, and watching the movie in theaters makes the phenomenal music and fantastic cinematics a million times better than watching DUNE in my apartment where I have to turn up the volume to drown out my upstairs neighbors.
For those worried about not being able to understand the plot of the movie, I would say you should not worry. I have not read the book or watched the original T.V. series or the original movie, but I understood the entire plot without previous knowledge
The acting was another great part of this movie. Timotheé Chalamet, Jason Momoa, Josh Brolin, and Rebecca Ferguson were amazing to watch on screen, and I would say their acting is the best I have seen, especially from Timotheé Chalamet. Josh Brolin continues to be amazing in any role he plays as well, but there is bad news for Zendaya fans: Zendaya is hardly in the movie. I don’t want to spoil the ending for those who have not seen DUNE, but Zendaya seemingly had about five minutes worth of acting.
The only issue I have with this movie is the feeling of incompleteness the ending left me with. Personally, I think there will most likely be a second part to the movie to wrap up the story. There is a valid reason to believe there will be a second movie because the opening credits said DUNE part one, so fans, get ready!
Overall, I recommend DUNE to almost everyone. The movie does not require a background of the story, and the visuals and music are worth the experience on their own. The acting, though, is what makes this movie really stand out. Keep in mind, though, every movie is better in theaters than at home, and is an activity you can look forward to over Christmas break: just remember not to eat all of your snacks before the movie starts.