I am a meat popsicle
- Sep 18, 2001
- Reaction score
- Inside a starship, watching puny humans from afar
lt was called Dune.
Because the aliens won't let them?Pretty sure Radio 2 never did a comedy show called Dune. It was probably Bernie Clifton's show or something. The punchline to the sketch was "The film that finally answers the question... why do they never go to the toilet in sci-fi movies?"
Dune, my review:
[TEENAGER MODE]OMG! OMG! OMG! 11/10![/TEENAGE MODE]
Normal service resumes:
I went to our local IMAX to see it with the memsahib, the first time I've been to the cinema in years. I went in with the same type of reservations I experienced when sitting down to watch the first Jackson Lord of the Rings: The fear that a favourite book of my early years would be ruined. Quite the opposite: my expectations were exceeded tenfold.
Looking back, I really can't find anything about which to complain. I had doubts about the casting, but they were rapidly swept away. From my memories of the book, I don't think I could have done any better from the palette of options available to today's directors.
Hans Zimmer and Lisa Gerrard team up again after their triumphant work on the Gladiator soundtrack. Simply superb.
The SFX? Pick any cliché: Jaw-dropping? Mind-blowing? All of the above.
Cinematography? Sets? Costumes? Flawless.
I'd give it 10/10 except that that score denies the possibility of the next one being better, so an enthusiastic 9.9/10
Saw it in IMAX and it was awesome.