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Dune (2021)

#1 Post by tonethestone » Sat Sep 04, 2021 11:14 am

Managed to catch a press screening, I see the reviews are out, in the main great, with some poor mixed in.

I thought it was visually amazing but the second half really drags, and the final act doesn’t really do much.

2.5/5.
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Re: Dune (2021)

#2 Post by raj101 » Sat Sep 04, 2021 4:11 pm

Hey TS was it the final version or a test screen?
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Re: Dune (2021)

#3 Post by tonethestone » Mon Sep 06, 2021 4:11 pm

Hey, I’d assume it was the final cut, I saw it last Friday. They didn’t mention any other version.
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Re: Dune (2021)

#4 Post by raj101 » Mon Sep 06, 2021 7:28 pm

ty tones

i got an email for a test on tuesday at westfield but it was withdrawn on website (or ran out) instantly.
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Re: Dune (2021)

#5 Post by tonethestone » Tue Sep 07, 2021 3:32 pm

No problem. Think most appear to love the film. Hope you enjoy.
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Re: Dune (2021)

#6 Post by thrjfr » Fri Sep 10, 2021 6:11 am

Didn't the email (Westfield one) mention NDAs?

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Re: Dune (2021)

#7 Post by raj101 » Fri Sep 10, 2021 8:53 am

thrjfr wrote:
Fri Sep 10, 2021 6:11 am
Didn't the email (Westfield one) mention NDAs?
it did.

i lost interest once i found out it was a dead link tbh.

its nice it hear it was genuine though.
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Re: Dune (2021)

#8 Post by restless » Sun Sep 12, 2021 10:33 am

raj101 wrote:
Sat Sep 04, 2021 4:11 pm
Hey TS was it the final version or a test screen?
The person that introduced the film said some of the digital effects may not have been fully rendered. It's possible some alterations could be made before it officially gets released next month.

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Re: Dune (2021)

#9 Post by raj101 » Sun Sep 12, 2021 9:43 pm

restless wrote:
Sun Sep 12, 2021 10:33 am
raj101 wrote:
Sat Sep 04, 2021 4:11 pm
Hey TS was it the final version or a test screen?
The person that introduced the film said some of the digital effects may not have been fully rendered. It's possible some alterations could be made before it officially gets released next month.
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Re: Dune (2021)

#10 Post by helenecolin » Thu Oct 21, 2021 2:54 pm

Saw the movie at an exclusive BFI preview on October 5 and it was truly amazing. I had no read the book at all prior to seeing the movie but it was so well made that knowledge of the book is not necessary to understand the story. All the characters are set up nicely, the cast is on point and the photography and CGI is perfect in my opinion. Totally recommend, even if you have never read the book!

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