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Dune: Part 2 - Movie Review

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There's a lot that can be said about Denis Villeneuve's much anticipated Dune sequel. One thing is for sure though, it's a film that evidently transcends what we've been accustomed to as far as on-screen Sci-Fi is concerned in the recent years.

One aspect that glares more than most is the visual storytelling. Often, you'll see a Sci-Fi action movie that looks spectacular on the big screen but lacks substance from a narrative standpoint. This movie, fortunately, is not of that ilk.

If you weren't convinced on Timothée Chalamet's portrayal of the star character in the first movie, then you'll definitely be in reverence to the actor by the time the end credits roll in this new one. The story of Paul Atreides, carrying on from the first film, is one of Betrayal, Power, Vengeance and Coming of Age. Throughout the entire runtime, you get to witness his struggle trying to adapt to his new life as one of the Fremen leading up to the finale which, without spoiling, brings his character full circle.

The lead actor/actress' performance in any movie is just as good as those of the supporting cast, and this movie is a true testament to that. I mean, what do you expect when you have a star-studded ensemble including Zendaya, Josh Brolin, Austin Butler, Stellan Skarsgård, Javier Bardem, among others: it's simply a recipe for success.

For a time, the Covid-19 pandemic impaired the movie theatre business with considerable movie fanatics opting to wait out a film's cinematic run & view it on streaming or on DVD a few weeks/months later. That said, for those who fit the mentioned category, I sincerely implore you to get your tickets and see Dune; Part 2 in theatres: it's the kind of movie that needs to be seen on the big screen, especially on IMAX. It'll take your breath away, and I guarantee the 3 hour runtime will be a non-issue for you.

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