Dune’s first reaction after his first showing at the Venice Film Festival was very positive, including a 6-minute high, but there were still a few key opponents in the negative review. While those negative reviews may not win full acceptance, the answer is what should be expected of what is being done and the filmmaker.
Dune (2021) Movie
Dune has an exciting location as one of the most anticipated films of 2021 for various reasons. The actors and staff are all at the top of their game and the material promises a kind of audience for the epic sci-fi news, but the delays due to COVID-19 and director Denis Villeneuve’s divisive comments about the broadcast vs theater experience have set us up for what might be the best advertising cycle at the end of the release of the movie.
After a series of reviews, almost all of them are positive, with 85% “New” Rotten Tomatoes, and a handful of negative reviews all talking about what to expect from hangups in the audience section all this time. The original source combination of Denis Villeneuve and Frank Herbert is the best character of the Dune movie genre, and that is a movie that doesn’t suit everyone.
Villeneuve is one of the most talented directors working today, but her style is not the same as attracting more people or the best popcorn movies. His last two movies, Arrival and Blade Runner 2049, are good examples of how he worked. His focus is so much on the music and the cinema that he tells the story of comedy and exposure, which is more common in less dangerous movies like Arrival than big-budget blockbusters like Blade Runner 2049 or Dune Combine that, and Frank be exactly what the fans want, but you may not find or gain the same kind of broad appeal (or box office draw) enjoyed by franchises like Marvel Cinematic Universe or Star Wars.
This is not a natural problem, as movies do not have to be appealing to everyone, but as seen by Villeneuve’s Blade Runner 2049, this artistic approach to big-budget movies doesn’t always build big office boxes, especially the problem in the post-epidemic office, especially when Dune it is only part of the story and another course rides on the performance of this first installment. In the end, a few bad reviews won’t hurt Dune, but the movie still needs a box office miracle when it comes to theaters.