‘Dune’ is a masterpiece according to the critics, but what do they say to those who don’t like it?

Denis Villeneuve has fascinated everyone with his adaptation of Frank Herbert, but there are a few who resist.


Dune It hit Spanish cinemas on September 17 and did so surrounded by great critics that marked it as one of the films of the year and almost a masterpiece. The general opinion is that it has been liked. And a lot. But there is always someone out there who steps away from what the majority says and has their own vision. Regarding Denis Villeneuve’s film it could not be less and, although the specialized press has given it an outstanding for the moment, there are some aspects that could be improved.

Most bad ratings have to do with the ending. In case you haven’t heard, Dune it was always designed as a two-movie project. What is currently in theaters is its first part and, although it has not yet been confirmed, it should continue with a second feature film. Many have not liked that it is an unfinished story.

This is what Mark Hanson writes in Slant Magazine:Dune it ends up looking like an extended prologue from which one can only hope for a sequel that clarifies its parables and paradoxes “. An opinion joined by Princess Weekes of The Mary Sue: “In the end, the big problem is that the narrative is incomplete. It is all composing and creating a world with some cool fight scenes, but tIt all leads to something we don’t see in this movie and we might not see if the sequel isn’t made“.

Eventually, Dune only resembles a dream in the sense that it cuts itself off on such a flat, unresolved note that you can’t believe someone purposely picked it, “says David Ehrlich in his review for indieWire.

For others, what they did not like about Dune it is his relationship with the Frank Herbert novel. There are those who believe that he has many details of the book that serve as references for the fans, but not for the rest of the public. “Part hero’s journey and part survival story, the movie still spews out arcane details that may thrill Herbert fans but will distract everyone else“writes David Rooney in The Hollywood Reporter.

There are also those who assure that the director’s adaptation does not have any personal touch. “Possibly, Denis Villeneuve has overcome a series of bad omens, in cinematographic terms, by making the most impersonal adaptation possible“says David Katz in The Film Stage. Owen Gleiberman, de Variety, agrees with his partner that the film does not connect with the viewer: “It is not just that the film loses its pulse. It loses any sense in which we are emotionally involved.”

If you want to check for yourself if you are a defender of Dune Or quite the opposite, you can see the feature film in Spanish cinemas. Timothée Chalamet, Jason Momoa, Zendaya, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac or Josh Brolin are some of the names that are part of the cast.

If you want to be up to date and receive the premieres in your mail, sign up for our Newsletter