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Movie Review: Dune

By Shenaya B, Grade 7A

The film Dune is an interpretation of the famous book series by Frank Herbert (by the same name). The books were first published in 1965, however, the movie came out recently in October of 2021. It is mainly set in a desert and is about political conflict. The protagonist is Paul Atreides, played by Timothée Chalamet. My personal favorite thing about the movie is how such a complex idea was portrayed flawlessly in the movie. I find the incorporation of sci-fi elements amazing. The story is very interesting and has you hooked from the first second as it starts in a very confusing, yet interesting manner.

The feeling of watching a reality set in another universe is really engrossing. The script is well-written and although there is a main character, the lines, development, and history of other characters are also established which helped me connect to side characters as well. Although the movie may be confusing and one needs to focus to keep up with the plot, all the necessary details are mentioned. So by the end of the movie, you know what is happening, and it ends in a way where you can make your own interpretation about the next films in the series.

Interestingly, there are no "good" or "bad" guys; all the characters are relatively grey. While watching the movie, the viewers can form their opinion on each character as the events occur. Most characters have made certain decisions that aren't exactly good, but they also have a reason behind each. Overall, Dune is extremely entertaining