Denis Villeneuve’s Dune has finally arrived, along with its stacked cast of Hollywood’s most handsome faces. Timothée Chalamet and Zendaya! Rebecca Ferguson and Oscar Isaac! Josh Brolin, Dave Bautista, Jason Momoa, Javier Bardem!
But there’s a dark secret hiding behind those beautiful faces. A secret that Dune, as faithful an adaptation as it is, has simply dumped. Or perhaps eliminated. Voided, maybe.
Regardless, I call this cowardice.
This you must remember, for the breadth of Dune’s two hour and 35 minute runtime. Whether you’ve got your butt in a theater, or nestled softly into the cushions of your living room couch.
Everyone in Dune poops their pants
Any cinematic adaptation of Dune has a lot of on-the-page…