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* FightSceneFailure: The film reflects the novel's rule that personal shields only stop high-speed attacks, while being vulnerable to penetration by slower hits, but the choreography gets quite inconsistent with this through the film, as Paul and Gurney are forced to grapple in order to slash slowly (as well as pellet bullets being shown to slow down whe) yet Duncan is able to pierce shields with regular-speed strikes left and right, to the point it's possible to forget how shields are supposed to work altogether.
* GeniusBonus: It might be unintentional, but the casting of the Spaniard Creator/JavierBardem as a space bedouin in a history with heavy Arabian elements doesn't lack irony, as Spain was an ancient territory of the Muslim Umayyad Caliphate. Bardem's mother was even born in Seville, Andalusia, where the Muslim conquest had its main influence.

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* FightSceneFailure: The film movie reflects the novel's rule that personal shields only stop high-speed attacks, attacks while being vulnerable easy to penetration penetrate by slower hits, but the choreography gets quite inconsistent with this through the film, as film. Paul and Gurney are forced to grapple in order to slash slowly (as well as pellet bullets bullets, which being shown to slow down whe) by themselves so they can pierce shields), yet Duncan is able to pierce smash through shields with regular-speed strikes left and right, to the point it's possible to forget how shields are supposed to work altogether.
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* GeniusBonus: It might be unintentional, but the casting of the Spaniard Creator/JavierBardem as a space bedouin in a history story with heavy Arabian elements doesn't lack irony, as Spain was an ancient territory of the Muslim Umayyad Caliphate. Bardem's mother was even born in Seville, Andalusia, where the Muslim conquest had its main influence.


* FightSceneFailure: The film reflects the novel's rule that personal shields only stop high-speed attacks, while being vulnerable to penetration by slower hits, but the choreography getsquite inconsistent with this through the film, as Paul and Gurney are forced to grapple in order to slash slowly (as well as pellet bullets being shown to slow down whe) yet Duncan is able to pierce shields with regular-speed strikes left and right, to the point it's possible to forget how shields are supposed to work altogether.

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* FightSceneFailure: The film reflects the novel's rule that personal shields only stop high-speed attacks, while being vulnerable to penetration by slower hits, but the choreography getsquite gets quite inconsistent with this through the film, as Paul and Gurney are forced to grapple in order to slash slowly (as well as pellet bullets being shown to slow down whe) yet Duncan is able to pierce shields with regular-speed strikes left and right, to the point it's possible to forget how shields are supposed to work altogether.altogether.
* GeniusBonus: It might be unintentional, but the casting of the Spaniard Creator/JavierBardem as a space bedouin in a history with heavy Arabian elements doesn't lack irony, as Spain was an ancient territory of the Muslim Umayyad Caliphate. Bardem's mother was even born in Seville, Andalusia, where the Muslim conquest had its main influence.

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* FightSceneFailure: The film reflects the novel's rule that personal shields only stop high-speed attacks, while being vulnerable to penetration by slower hits, but the choreography getsquite inconsistent with this through the film, as Paul and Gurney are forced to grapple in order to slash slowly (as well as pellet bullets being shown to slow down whe) yet Duncan is able to pierce shields with regular-speed strikes left and right, to the point it's possible to forget how shields are supposed to work altogether.


* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter: Rabban is a character with a great deal of potential, given that he's a sadistic despot who nevertheless has moments of surprising intelligence and competence. But the movie, largely like previous adaptations of the book, omits these moments, with Rabban thus reading as a generic villainous brute--which is especially unfortunate given how [[Wrestling/Batista Dave Bautista's]] previous collaboration with Villeneuve demonstrated that he has the acting abilities to sell the idea that Rabban is more than a "muscle-minded tank brain".

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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter: Rabban is a character with a great deal of potential, given that he's a sadistic despot who nevertheless has moments of surprising intelligence and competence. But the movie, largely like previous adaptations of the book, omits these moments, with Rabban thus reading as a generic villainous brute--which is especially unfortunate given how [[Wrestling/Batista Dave Bautista's]] Bautista's previous collaboration with Villeneuve demonstrated that he has the acting abilities to sell the idea that how Rabban is more than a "muscle-minded tank brain".


* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter: Rabban is a character with a great deal of potential, given that he's a sadistic despot who nevertheless has moments of surprising intelligence and competence. But the movie, largely like previous adaptations of the book, omits these moments, with Rabban thus reading as a generic villainous brute--which is especially unfortunate given how [[Dave Bautista Wrestling/Batista]] was capable of providing an intriguing OneSceneWonder role in his previous collaboration with Villeneuve, which a more interesting portrayal of Rabban could easily have exceeded.

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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter: Rabban is a character with a great deal of potential, given that he's a sadistic despot who nevertheless has moments of surprising intelligence and competence. But the movie, largely like previous adaptations of the book, omits these moments, with Rabban thus reading as a generic villainous brute--which is especially unfortunate given how [[Dave Bautista Wrestling/Batista]] was capable of providing an intriguing OneSceneWonder role in his [[Wrestling/Batista Dave Bautista's]] previous collaboration with Villeneuve, which a more interesting portrayal of Villeneuve demonstrated that he has the acting abilities to sell the idea that Rabban could easily have exceeded.is more than a "muscle-minded tank brain".

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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter: Rabban is a character with a great deal of potential, given that he's a sadistic despot who nevertheless has moments of surprising intelligence and competence. But the movie, largely like previous adaptations of the book, omits these moments, with Rabban thus reading as a generic villainous brute--which is especially unfortunate given how [[Dave Bautista Wrestling/Batista]] was capable of providing an intriguing OneSceneWonder role in his previous collaboration with Villeneuve, which a more interesting portrayal of Rabban could easily have exceeded.


* UncannyValley: We never get a good look on the creature in the Baron's throne room, but its spider-like appearance does not make it particularly creepy. The fact that each limb looks far too human however, does. The servants in the Harkonnen court, who all have glossy, hairless and stark white skin and solid black eyes, also look like mannequins come to life.

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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: Overall the movie was a very faithful adaptation to the spirit of the book, but unfortunately it did not include Idaho's OffscreenMomentOfAwesome when he fooled the Harkonnens into shooting a shield with a lasgun, resulting in a small nuclear explosion that wiped out much of their forces.
* UncannyValley: We never get a good look on of the creature in the Baron's throne room, but its spider-like appearance does not make it particularly creepy. The fact that each limb looks far too human however, does. The servants in the Harkonnen court, who all have glossy, hairless and stark white skin and solid black eyes, also look like mannequins come to life.

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** Russian Internet seems to enjoy cracking jokes about [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duna_(band) the band of the same name]], who used to be popular in the nineties (and, for what it's worth, got inspiration for the name from Frank Herbert's book). One of the more popular jokes goes like this: "Are you coming to see Dune (Duna)?" "Are they still performing?".


* UncannyValley: We never get a good look on the creature in the Baron's throne room, but its spider-like appearance does not make it particularly creepy. The fact that each limb looks far too human however, does.

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* UncannyValley: We never get a good look on the creature in the Baron's throne room, but its spider-like appearance does not make it particularly creepy. The fact that each limb looks far too human however, does. The servants in the Harkonnen court, who all have glossy, hairless and stark white skin and solid black eyes, also look like mannequins come to life.


* UnfortunateImplications: Turning Liet-Kynes into a black woman. While his sex and ethnicity aren't important factors of his character in the book, making him a black woman for no clear reason ([[Administrivia/RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement possibly]] to get [[PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad political correctness points]]) [[spoiler: makes her death unintentionally evoke the BlackDudeDiesFirst and VasquezAlwaysDies tropes]].

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* UnfortunateImplications: Turning Liet-Kynes into UncannyValley: We never get a black woman. While his sex and ethnicity aren't important factors of his character good look on the creature in the book, making him a black woman for no clear reason ([[Administrivia/RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement possibly]] to get [[PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad political correctness points]]) [[spoiler: makes her death unintentionally evoke the BlackDudeDiesFirst and VasquezAlwaysDies tropes]].Baron's throne room, but its spider-like appearance does not make it particularly creepy. The fact that each limb looks far too human however, does.


* JustHereForGodzilla: As the adaptation of a cult classic novel, by a [[Creator/DenisVilleneuve cult sci-fi director]], [[Film/Dune2021 Dune]] obviously has a built-in audience, but beyond that, many viewers come for the actors, especially Zendaya, Jason Momoa and Oscar Isaac. The movie's marketing anticipated that, putting their characters front and center with Timothée Chalamet's and Rebecca Ferguson's, who both have considerable more screentime than the rest of the cast.

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* JustHereForGodzilla: As the adaptation of a cult classic novel, by a [[Creator/DenisVilleneuve cult sci-fi director]], [[Film/Dune2021 Dune]] ''[[Film/Dune2021 Dune]]'' obviously has a built-in audience, but beyond that, many viewers come for the actors, especially Zendaya, Jason Momoa and Oscar Isaac. The movie's marketing anticipated that, putting their characters front and center with Timothée Chalamet's and Rebecca Ferguson's, who both have considerable more screentime than the rest of the cast.


* UnfortunateImplications: Turning Liet-Kynes into a black woman. While his sex and ethnicity aren't important factors of his character in the book, making the him a black woman for no clear reason ([[Administrivia/RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement possibly]] to get [[PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad political correctness points]]) [[spoiler: makes her death unintentionally evoke the BlackDudeDiesFirst and VasquezAlwaysDies tropes]].

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* UnfortunateImplications: Turning Liet-Kynes into a black woman. While his sex and ethnicity aren't important factors of his character in the book, making the him a black woman for no clear reason ([[Administrivia/RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement possibly]] to get [[PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad political correctness points]]) [[spoiler: makes her death unintentionally evoke the BlackDudeDiesFirst and VasquezAlwaysDies tropes]].

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* UnfortunateImplications: Turning Liet-Kynes into a black woman. While his sex and ethnicity aren't important factors of his character in the book, making the him a black woman for no clear reason ([[Administrivia/RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement possibly]] to get [[PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad political correctness points]]) [[spoiler: makes her death unintentionally evoke the BlackDudeDiesFirst and VasquezAlwaysDies tropes]].


* JustHereForGodzilla: As the adaptation of a cult classic novel, by a [[Creator/DenisVilleneuve cult sci-fi director]], [[Dune2021 Dune]] obviously has a built-in audience, but beyond that, many viewers come for the actors, especially Zendaya, Jason Momoa and Oscar Isaac. The movie's marketing anticipated that, putting their characters front and center with Timothée Chalamet's and Rebecca Ferguson's, who both have considerable more screentime than the rest of the cast.

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* JustHereForGodzilla: As the adaptation of a cult classic novel, by a [[Creator/DenisVilleneuve cult sci-fi director]], [[Dune2021 [[Film/Dune2021 Dune]] obviously has a built-in audience, but beyond that, many viewers come for the actors, especially Zendaya, Jason Momoa and Oscar Isaac. The movie's marketing anticipated that, putting their characters front and center with Timothée Chalamet's and Rebecca Ferguson's, who both have considerable more screentime than the rest of the cast.

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