- Aug 21, 2016
- AFL Club
- Other Teams
- Oldham, West Ham
It's been a long time since I read the books so the prologue in the 1984 extended version was helpful. Dune 2021 assumes a lot of that knowledge.The backstory as to why humans are the way they are in 10191 is given no explanation and if you haven't read the book then it would confuse you watching this movie. If you don't want to read the book, David Lynch's Dune from 1984 does tackle this issue. You can watch it on YouTube for free. It does present the backstory as to why humanity is like it is in this fictional universe. Things like why the technology is what it is, for example, you'll learn just watching the first 15 minutes of Dune 1984.
I thought I would watch the whole 1984 movie but I gave up after 40 minutes. The acting is clunky, as are the internal monologue voice overs. The special effects are poor compared to the three Star Wars movies, Alien and Blade Runner that came before it (the Spongebob shields are laughable). The set design could have been out of Flash Gordon. The score is like something from the 1940s.
I did see enough to answer Banana Bread's question about the Harkonnen dude. He's got a suit that allows him to float - but it wasn't explained in the 2021 version. And I remember that the sandworms are intrinsic to the production of spice so you can't just kill them. The harvesters had the technology to detect the worms from many miles away. How about setting off a thumper over the next hill and switching off the machines for a while?