Fell Asleep Watching Dune? Sequel Will Make It Up For You (At Least According to Villeneuve)

Fell Asleep Watching Dune? Sequel Will Make It Up For You (At Least According to Villeneuve)
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Dune fans, don't hate us: the first movie really was a tad sedating.

Did you catch the news from CinemaCon this year? Director Dennis Villeneuve spilled the tea on the highly anticipated Dune sequel, Dune: Part Two.

Villeneuve revealed that the second installment will continue the story from where it left off for those who may have dozed off during the first film (we won't judge) — about 30 minutes in. Looks like we won't miss a beat after all.

Villeneuve stated that this installment will appeal to both fans who have seen the first movie and those who have not, as it picks up from the last scene remembered by viewers before they fell asleep.

The worm scene will serve as the starting point, and the story will continue with the characters played by Oscar Isaac and Timothee Chalamet in the first film.

Why did the first Dune feel boring? Generally, viewers were left stunned after watching the movie, both in a positive and negative sense.

We should admit that the grandeur of the visuals, immersive world-building, and exceptional acting were impressive, but the director Denis Villeneuve's adaptation had some flaws.

The movie portrays only the Harkonnen assault on the Atreides and the resulting fight, as well as the introduction of Chani and the Fremen, causing it to be a tedious viewing experience with a runtime of over two hours due to the limited plot of just the attack.

Fans shared their opinion on Reddit. Some joke that the first Dune is just a two and a half hours trailer for the sequel.

However, fans still feel enthusiastic about the second Dune and expect it to be as visually astonishing as the first film and a little more paced.

While we can't predict whether the film will pick up the pace in the sequel, what we do know is that with the same team working on visuals, with the same great director and even greater cast, it certainly will be a beautiful movie.

Dune: Part Two is expected to be released on November 3, 2023. So, it's not that much time to wait.

Sources: The Onion, Reddit