We were able to attend the screening of Dune so I could share this Dune Parents Guide. All opinions are my own.
The movie Dune is based on the science fiction novel by Frank Herbert. I will admit that I haven’t read the book and wasn’t very familiar with the storyline before going in to watch the movie. But standing on its own – no comparison to the book – the movie is absolutely fantastic. The special effects bring the movie to life. It has such a fluid storyline. While it is a little slow – the movie keeps moving and doesn’t have any lulls. It is just building a really great story that I am hoping will bring many more movies to come since there are 12 books!
By the way, the first book is on Audible with a full cast. So if you haven’t read the book before – or haven’t listened to it, you will want to get this book! You can also order the paperback book if you just want to read it. I just started listening to it and absolutely love it!
This movie will get you on the edge of your seat and keep you in anticipation of the next one. It is a long movie – but it is a big book and I appreciate that they made it longer to accommodate everything and try to match it as close as possible.
Dune Parents Guide
The movie is rated PG-13 for sequences of strong violence, some disturbing images, and suggestive material.
It runs for 2 hours and 35 minutes.
While there is not a DUNE END CREDIT SCENE, I believe that Dune 2 is already slated…looking forward to it!
Sex & Nudity – Very clean movie other than two scenes. No graphic nudity. A man is shown sitting in a sauna. You see a side view of him with a little view of the top of his bum. Another man is shown naked, sitting in a chair. Full side view but nothing graphic. Nothing sexual.
Violence & Gore – People hanging upside down and priests using their blood to paint the faces of warriors. A pile of burning bodies. Beheadings.
Profanity – 2 uses of Hell, 2 uses of Damn, 1 use of God, and 1 use of Ass
Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking – Very little if any drinking. No drugs/smoking.
Frightening & Intense Scenes – Fighting and war scenes with swords, knives, or other weapons. The Shai-Hulud (the sandworms of Arrakis aka Dune) are pretty nasty looking and the scenes with them are pretty intense.
Oscar nominee Denis Villeneuve (“Arrival,” “Blade Runner 2049”) directs Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures’ “Dune,” the big-screen adaptation of Frank Herbert’s seminal bestselling book.
A mythic and emotionally charged hero’s journey, “Dune” tells the story of Paul Atreides, a brilliant and gifted young man born into a great destiny beyond his understanding, who must travel to the most dangerous planet in the universe to ensure the future of his family and his people. As malevolent forces explode into conflict over the planet’s exclusive supply of the most precious resource in existence—a commodity capable of unlocking humanity’s greatest potential—only those who can conquer their fear will survive.
Villeneuve directed “Dune” from a screenplay he co-wrote with Jon Spaihts and Eric Roth based on the novel of the same name written by Frank Herbert. Villeneuve also produced the film with Mary Parent, Cale Boyter, and Joe Caracciolo, Jr. The executive producers are Tanya Lapointe, Joshua Grode, Herbert W. Gains, Jon Spaihts, Thomas Tull, Brian Herbert, Byron Merritt, and Kim Herbert.
Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures Present “Dune”.
DUNE opens in theaters on October 22
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Dune Parents Guide
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