Hard to come up with a more trenchant or accurate summation of my thoughts than: "movie owned", because that's where I really ended up with this — this was not my favorite science fiction film of all time, and I think there are some quibbles and flaws, but it absolutely owned.

Some rapid-fire takes:

I think that in many ways, Dune 2 represents the apogee of blockbuster genre storytelling: a visual marvel, a spectacle of brilliance and novelty, a parable that raises more questions than it answers, a meal that can be enjoyed both as a child and an adult. Here's hoping it launches a thousand ships.


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