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    Dune = Horrible Movie

    So I'm watching Dune, a movie of supposed critical acclaim, and i'm utterly confused/dissappointed. Anyone seen this thing? It's terrible. On a side note, I'm watching Dune on Netflix via PS3. This functionality is great in practice, but without shows that are worth watching (they don't stream all movies), it's not a compelling value, aside from The Office.



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    Re: Dune = Horrible Movie

    yeah, netflix needs to improve its library of streaming movies. its working on it, its a matter of hashing out the agreements.



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    Re: Dune = Horrible Movie

    If you read the book it will make a lot more sense. Very complex plot and I think the only way you can really appreciate the movie is if you've read the book a time or two.

    My favorite is still the one filmed in the 80's with Sting.



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    Re: Dune = Horrible Movie

    Quote Originally Posted by isugcs View Post
    So I'm watching Dune, a movie of supposed critical acclaim, and i'm utterly confused/dissappointed. Anyone seen this thing? It's terrible. On a side note, I'm watching Dune on Netflix via PS3. This functionality is great in practice, but without shows that are worth watching (they don't stream all movies), it's not a compelling value, aside from The Office.
    Meh, i think that is usually the thought of the movie. THe book is good. Also netflix streaming is really really nice. Tons of great documentaries that are hard to dig up, some decent newer movies(pineapple express and step brothers were on there at one point) and then lots of old great movies. You really cannot knock streaming netflix.



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    Re: Dune = Horrible Movie

    I forgot about all the tv series. Weeds, Californiacation, Office, Pickers, Pawnstars. I think spartacus is on there. And Dexter. It is a great feature. I don't know how much I would pay extra for it, but I think it is pretty complimentary to go along with netflix itself.



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    Re: Dune = Horrible Movie

    Books are good, read them this summer...but I always loved Dune, even before the books.


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    Re: Dune = Horrible Movie

    Try vudu.com for crisp movies. They let you have the first one free.


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    Re: Dune = Horrible Movie

    Quote Originally Posted by JonDMiller View Post
    Books are good, m'kay. read them this summer...but I always loved Dune, even before the books.
    Fixed that for you there, Mr. Mackey.


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    Re: Dune = Horrible Movie

    Quote Originally Posted by isugcs View Post
    So I'm watching Dune, a movie of supposed critical acclaim, and i'm utterly confused/dissappointed. Anyone seen this thing? It's terrible. On a side note, I'm watching Dune on Netflix via PS3. This functionality is great in practice, but without shows that are worth watching (they don't stream all movies), it's not a compelling value, aside from The Office.
    Are you watching the original from the 70s, where they "fight with sound"? That is awful, and not faithful to the book. You need to watch the miniseries with Alec Newman as Paul, and William Hurt as Duke Leto. It is far more faithful to the novel, and just better done.



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    Re: Dune = Horrible Movie

    I watch them both (including children of dune) once every year, but I grew up watching the Lynch version. I always loved the sound weapons, and the desert scene where paul finds gurney will always be one of my favorite scenes of long lost friends reuniting. anyway, I like them both- somewhere there is a longer 4.5 hour cut of the 80s dune.



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    Re: Dune = Horrible Movie

    for the 80s it wasn't bad. we were starving for fun good sci-fi back then, and special effects were relatively new. take it for what its worth. i thought the characterizations in the movie were good.

    the books are so complex, that it took a miniseries to do it justice.



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    Re: Dune = Horrible Movie

    I watched about 10 minutes of the Lynch version. Couldn't do it. Maybe I will try again later sometime.


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    Re: Dune = Horrible Movie

    I guess The Sleeper Hasn't Quite Really Awakened or something?



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    Re: Dune = Horrible Movie

    Quote Originally Posted by TRZA View Post
    I guess The Sleeper Hasn't Quite Really Awakened or something?
    Fear is the mind-killer...



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    Re: Dune = Horrible Movie

    I love the first book of Dune, probably in my top five books... but I couldn't watch any of the film adaptations for more than 3 minutes. IMO they are just terrible.




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