Dune: Part Two continues the sci-fi adaptation established by Denis Villeneuve’s original Dune. The novel adaptation is not the first time the story has made its way to the big screen. But after Dune: Part Two, it’s become the definite version in my mind, with almost every aspect of the movie hitting so hard that it leaves you in awe. A masterpiece in every sense of the word. Read on for my Dune: Part Two review. 

Please note that the following Dune: Part Two review will be completely spoiler-free, however, may have minor spoilers for the first Dune

How Dune: Part Two Picks Up From The First Movie

Dune is Frank Herbert’s classic sci-fi franchise, that began with one book and has spawned into a multimedia empire with sequels galore. Villeneuve’s Dune is not the first big-screen adaptation, with the controversial David Lynch movie being the first mainstream one. However, Villeneuve does the impossible by easing audiences into the world of the franchise with the first film, and immerses them in its story to completion with Dune: Part Two

The story picks up directly after the events of Dune, with Paul Atreides (Timothee Chalamet) the sole remaining survivor of House Atreides. Joining with the Fremen, he begins his journey for revenge. But at the same time, the political machinations of the Bene Gesseritt, via Paul’s mother Jessica (Rebecca Ferguson) have more elaborate plans in mind. The film is a culmination of what I thought was all set up in the first Dune. Which is what didn’t work for me in the first film. But here, Villeneuve closes out the story bringing every plot thread to a satisfying and explosive conclusion. 

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