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Author Topic: Dune (2000)  (Read 2033 times)

Offline Sek'Tal Alcyone

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Dune (2000)
« on: November 06, 2013, 12:07:39 PM »
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A three-part miniseries on politics, betrayal, lust, greed and the coming of a Messiah. Based on Frank Herbert's classic science fiction novel.



Below is a plot summary which will surely contain one of two spoilers for anyone not familiar with the novel, series or movie.

In the 11th millennium, Shaddam IV, ruler of the Galactic Empire, rids himself of his competitor Duke Leto Atreides by giving him control of the desert planet Dune also called Arrakis; fully aware that its present owner, Baron Vladimir Harkonnen, will not give it up without a fight. The reason is that Arrakis is the source of the valuable spice, a substance produced by enormous and dangerous sandworms, which bestows special mental qualities on anyone who consumes it. A short while later Harkonnen does indeed succeed in ambushing and massacring Leto and his men. Leto's mistress Lady Jessica, who is a member of the clairvoyant order of Bene Gesserit, manages to escape into the desert with her son Paul, and after a long and dangerous march they finally encounter the Fremen, the long suppressed desert tribe of Arrakis. Impressed by Paul's clairvoyant abilities, tribal prince Stilgar takes in the fugitives. Very soon the Fremen are convinced that Paul is their long-prophesied redeemer, and Stilgar prepares him for his great task. While Paul is being instructed in the secrets of desert life he falls in love with young Chani, who bears him a son. During the next few years the Fremen, led by Paul, wage a guerrilla war of attrition against Harkonnen, who suffers heavy losses. Most important of all, they sabotage the planet's spice production: this brings Shaddam IV. onto the scene, who senses that the basis of his power is being threatened. The rebels on Arrakis want to finish off the Imperial forces once and for all, but after a terrible battle which costs him almost all his men, Shaddam is finally forced to concede defeat.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0142032/?ref_=nv_sr_3

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Re: Dune (2000)
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2013, 09:07:23 AM »
I watched this I think last year and liked it. Interesting story with it's on mythology of a Messiah if I am not mistaken. Been a while though so cannot go into the nitty-gritty of it though.

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Re: Dune (2000)
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2013, 01:49:11 PM »
Loved the book. 1984 movie was OKish. Is this any good, Dub? Just had a quick scan on imdb and it's getting a mixed bag of comments, not that that means anything.

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Re: Dune (2000)
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2013, 01:58:07 PM »
1984 movie I like but it's hard to watch because aside from the amazing visuals, I found it dull and hard to get in to.


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Re: Dune (2000)
« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2013, 02:25:15 PM »
Great visuals, great soundtrack, cardboard acting.

Offline Sek'Tal Alcyone

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Re: Dune (2000)
« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2013, 02:51:17 PM »
Only seen the first episode so far. Its pretty good once you get past the cgi and some of the performances.

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Re: Dune (2000)
« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2013, 03:01:25 PM »
I'm on the outer here but I dont mind cgi if it looks good. Crappy performances I can get by on if there is characterisation. I'll give this a go on your recommendation. If it's terrible I'll get splatty to send a killer teddy bear over your way! :pirate:

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Re: Dune (2000)
« Reply #7 on: November 07, 2013, 05:05:34 PM »
Bring it.