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Posted: 11/14/2012 5:53:30 PM EST
Wtf how is it not more public of knowledge how bad it is?
Link Posted: 11/14/2012 5:54:16 PM EST
My name is a killing word.
Link Posted: 11/14/2012 5:54:32 PM EST
Originally Posted By LinkedM4:
Wtf how is it not more public of knowledge how bad it is?


If you think Dune is really bad, you've not seen many bad movies. Try Battlefield Earth.
Link Posted: 11/14/2012 5:55:08 PM EST
Originally Posted By LinkedM4:
Wtf how is it not more public of knowledge how bad it is?


Manos the hands of fate

If you can finish that movie (with out an riftrax or mst3k) you deserve a medal.
Link Posted: 11/14/2012 5:56:58 PM EST
Yes that movie sucks a fat hairy one.

The SciFi Channel Mini-series was much much better.

Link Posted: 11/14/2012 5:58:18 PM EST
LONG LIVE THE FIGHTERS!!!!

Great movie, you don't know how to see.
Link Posted: 11/14/2012 5:58:34 PM EST
Originally Posted By DragoMuseveni:
Yes that movie sucks a fat hairy one.

The SciFi Channel Mini-series was much much better.

I clicked here to post this.

Tell me of your home world, Usul.
Link Posted: 11/14/2012 5:59:05 PM EST
One of the most over rated movies of all time.
Link Posted: 11/14/2012 5:59:44 PM EST
Originally Posted By DragoMuseveni:
Yes that movie sucks a fat hairy one.

The SciFi Channel Mini-series was much much better.



+1
Link Posted: 11/14/2012 5:59:58 PM EST
I love Dune. It's a cathartic experience for me. Every once in a while I crave it and then feel much better after watching it.
Link Posted: 11/14/2012 6:00:05 PM EST
I think it helps to see it on a full screen. . . That's how I first saw it, and I liked it alot. . .still do. .

Muahdeeb!
Link Posted: 11/14/2012 6:00:39 PM EST
Watched it for the first time about a year ago. Being drunk helped.
Link Posted: 11/14/2012 6:01:27 PM EST
Originally Posted By FeebMaster:
My name is a killing word.


First post!

You are awesome. Feed OP to a sand worm.
Link Posted: 11/14/2012 6:03:02 PM EST
Star Wars was a ripoff of dune.
Link Posted: 11/14/2012 6:04:28 PM EST
Father! The sleeper has awakened!
Link Posted: 11/14/2012 6:05:36 PM EST
I liked Dune.

Link Posted: 11/14/2012 6:05:51 PM EST
You have to watch it on weed.
Link Posted: 11/14/2012 6:06:59 PM EST
One of my favorite movies of all time.Have it on DVD and have been feeling the need to watch it again soon .
Link Posted: 11/14/2012 6:07:02 PM EST
I would rather watch paint dry than Dune.
Link Posted: 11/14/2012 6:08:54 PM EST
Originally Posted By DragoMuseveni:
Yes that movie sucks a fat hairy one.

The SciFi Channel Mini-series was much much better.



I was going to say just that.
Link Posted: 11/14/2012 6:08:56 PM EST
Awful the first time you see it.

May I be known as Paul Muadeeb?
Link Posted: 11/14/2012 6:10:32 PM EST
Originally Posted By 69charger:
I love Dune. It's a cathartic experience for me. Every once in a while I crave it and then feel much better after watching it.


a lobotomy is also a cathartic experience, but I don't recomend either one.
Link Posted: 11/14/2012 6:12:18 PM EST
Big fan of dune...




Link Posted: 11/14/2012 6:12:46 PM EST
This thread is pure Fail concentrate.

Dune is fantastic.
Link Posted: 11/14/2012 6:15:01 PM EST
The spice is life
Link Posted: 11/14/2012 6:16:20 PM EST
Dune blew my mind when I saw it in the theater as a teen.

I tried to watch it a few months ago and became convinced that my parents must have been putting drugs in my food back then. 20 minutes in, I just had to turn it off.
Link Posted: 11/14/2012 6:18:00 PM EST
Originally Posted By LinkedM4:
Wtf how is it not more public of knowledge how bad it is?


I thought it was just me.

Thank you for freeing us!
Link Posted: 11/14/2012 6:18:16 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/14/2012 6:20:31 PM EST by ssgsnake]
Originally Posted By DragoMuseveni:
Yes that movie sucks a fat hairy one.

The SciFi Channel Mini-series was much much better.



+1 The spice must flow.

Link Posted: 11/14/2012 6:18:21 PM EST
Gurney frowns upon this bullshit. The sci fi mini series was much, much better though.
Link Posted: 11/14/2012 6:19:51 PM EST
I saw it in the theater when it was released. The ticket sellers were asking if people had read the book, and warning them that if they hadn't, they weren't going to understand a single thing
Link Posted: 11/14/2012 6:20:47 PM EST
Fanboys is why.
Link Posted: 11/14/2012 6:20:54 PM EST
Originally Posted By Ohio_Bill:
I saw it in the theater when it was released. The ticket sellers were asking if people had read the book, and warning them that if they hadn't, they weren't going to understand a single thing


It barely followed the book, anyway.
Link Posted: 11/14/2012 6:21:43 PM EST
Originally Posted By w15ly:
Gurney frowns upon this bullshit. The sci fi mini series was much, much better though.


yeah that was before they started showing movies with squid sharks, or two headed megladons.
Link Posted: 11/14/2012 6:21:45 PM EST
It's sad that one of the greatest pieces of literature every written has such shitty representation on the big screen.
Link Posted: 11/14/2012 6:21:59 PM EST

Originally Posted By kallnojoy:
Big fan of dune...

http://www.badassoftheweek.com/grylls.jpg


Link Posted: 11/14/2012 6:23:02 PM EST
I got about 20 minutes into that movie and gave up. I'm assuming it's just one of those things in life where if you are late to the party, you won't get it.
Link Posted: 11/14/2012 6:23:18 PM EST
Dune, like the first animated Lord of the Rings is an attempt to explain too grand of a story in 2-3 hours without the budget or patience to do a large series.

Dune should have been done in 2-3 parts followed by all the original books also done in parts.

The story is too big, and deals with concepts to complex to cram into a 3 hour movie, that ends up sucking because you only have 1983 filming techniques.
Link Posted: 11/14/2012 6:23:21 PM EST
Originally Posted By Clarinath:
One of the most over rated movies of all time.


This.

I netflixed it, expecting something good since so many people have said it was a great sci-fi film. I was disappoint.
Link Posted: 11/14/2012 6:23:25 PM EST
Originally Posted By ssgsnake:
Originally Posted By DragoMuseveni:
Yes that movie sucks a fat hairy one.

The SciFi Channel Mini-series was much much better.



+1 The spice must flow.

http://i686.photobucket.com/albums/vv229/ssgsnake/spice_must_flow.jpg


ROFL
Link Posted: 11/14/2012 6:24:11 PM EST

Originally Posted By ssgsnake:
Originally Posted By DragoMuseveni:
Yes that movie sucks a fat hairy one.

The SciFi Channel Mini-series was much much better.



+1 The spice must flow.

http://i686.photobucket.com/albums/vv229/ssgsnake/spice_must_flow.jpg

Still really shitty acting and still didn't do the book any justice.

Much better than the original, but still pretty... meh.
Link Posted: 11/14/2012 6:24:27 PM EST

Originally Posted By ArmyInfantryVet:
It's sad that one of the greatest pieces of literature every written has such shitty representation on the big screen.


True, but it was still pretty enjoyable in its own right.

The scifi mini series was a better adaptation. Which is pretty remarkable in its own right, when you think about the syfy channel.


Link Posted: 11/14/2012 6:29:45 PM EST
Link Posted: 11/14/2012 6:29:56 PM EST
Originally Posted By ArmyInfantryVet:
It's sad that one of the greatest pieces of literature every written has such shitty representation on the big screen.


Getting that book into a movie format would take an effort akin to the one made by Peter Jackson on the Lord of the Rings––And, it would have to be on a similar scale for length, as well. There's too damn much story there.

Some works don't translate well from one media to another. It sucks, but there it is.

Link Posted: 11/14/2012 6:30:47 PM EST
I really enjoyed the book series a lot, but Frank Herbert didn't make it easy to like. You had to really think your way through those books. No glossary at the end to explain terms. No narrative to fill plot points. You might read something on page 250 and realize it explained something he mentioned on page 50. Not a casual read. A dense and fascinating story. He's the Dostoyevsky of sci-fi.

That said, any move adaptation would be extremely reductive of the book. A shadow. Flimsy. Unless you spent 20 hours on it.

Apparently there was a lot of footage that had to be cut. Could have been used to make 2-3 films. I've heard rumors for years about how they're going to re-edit it as a series of films, with all the excised footage put back in. That sounds fantastic to me as the production values were slick. As it turned out, they'd spend a million dollars on the Emperors throne room set and only have it in the film for 30 seconds. Stupid. The studio should have handled it differently. They pissed away their chance at greatness.

Also, I think Sting would have been a better Paul Atreides than what's his face. His intensity on screen was great, and what's his face that played Paul, seemed dull and lifeless. At the sci-fi cons at the time the rumor was that Sting was offered the Paul part but he wanted to play a villain and chew scenery, instead.

Still a good movie, I think, it's just that it could have been a transformative movie, like a sci-fi "Ten Commandments".
Link Posted: 11/14/2012 6:34:52 PM EST
Shai Hulud hates the OP.
Link Posted: 11/14/2012 6:35:53 PM EST
I'd already read the book several times when the movie came out. My step-mother gave it to me, was her favorite book in high school (she's only 10 years older than me....go Dad!). I thought the movie sucked.

There's too much background info they couldn't explain in the movie. As a big fan of the book....the movie had me asking "WTF?"

Sting? Really? And that guy with a shelf for a chin?

I also had a hard time seeing Lady Jessica with clothes on. In the book for some reason, in my mind, I always pictured her naked. Go figure
Link Posted: 11/14/2012 6:36:35 PM EST

Originally Posted By thekirk:
Originally Posted By ArmyInfantryVet:
It's sad that one of the greatest pieces of literature every written has such shitty representation on the big screen.


Getting that book into a movie format would take an effort akin to the one made by Peter Jackson on the Lord of the Rings––And, it would have to be on a similar scale for length, as well. There's too damn much story there.

Some works don't translate well from one media to another. It sucks, but there it is.


Ya, but both movies are great. They are just heavily stylized.

For the more mundane there are movies like Skyfall where terrible actors (2 exceptions and neither play the good or bad guy) try to out "dry wit" their deliveries the entire movie.

Mix that with a terrible script and a generic action movie with very little action and you get a blockbuster for the type who hated Dune.

To each their own. Some folks don't like Firefly either. That's why God makes finger-paint and adult diapers.


Link Posted: 11/14/2012 6:38:37 PM EST

Originally Posted By FeebMaster:

Originally Posted By ArmyInfantryVet:
It's sad that one of the greatest pieces of literature every written has such shitty representation on the big screen.


True, but it was still pretty enjoyable in its own right.

The scifi mini series was a better adaptation. Which is pretty remarkable in its own right, when you think about the syfy channel.



The SciFi channel was pretty good circa 2000. Today, not so much.

I don't even know what channel # it's on any more. I never bothered to look it up when I swtiched from Cox to FIOS over a year ago.
Link Posted: 11/14/2012 6:39:29 PM EST
Originally Posted By Bentley8:
I really enjoyed the book series a lot, but Frank Herbert didn't make it easy to like. You had to really think your way through those books. No glossary at the end to explain terms. No narrative to fill plot points. You might read something on page 250 and realize it explained something he mentioned on page 50. Not a casual read. A dense and fascinating story. He's the Dostoyevsky of sci-fi.


I actually liked it that way. I enjoy when authors make me rely on context and my imagination instead of spoon feeding me. It took a few pages to figure out what they were talking about or doing exactly sometimes but that is fine. It keeps my mind involved with what I'm reading. I honestly didn't know there was a glossary at the end until I was 3/4 through the first book, and I deduced what the terms were pretty much 95% of the time without it, although it was neat to read some of the terms in the back for a little stronger explanation.

I haven't seen the movies and I'm a bit worried I'll be sorely disappointed if I do, so I think I'll just stick with the books.
Link Posted: 11/14/2012 6:45:26 PM EST
Until a 2 or 3 years ago you couldn't get the original long version with the voice over monologue intro.
The voice over in the begInning explains the back story.
Link Posted: 11/14/2012 6:46:38 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/14/2012 6:47:58 PM EST by Lon_Moer]

Originally Posted By wolfstar:
You have to watch it on weed.

the Spice must flow



Originally Posted By TailHunter:
The spice is life

HE WHO CONTROLS THE SPICE, CONTROLS THE UNIVERSE!
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