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October 22, 2021

At the Movies: Denis Villeneuve's ‘Dune' is doom-laden, dynamite

AP Film Writer

A cool wind sweeps through the sands of “Dune,” Denis Villeneuve's chilly, majestic adaptation of Frank Herbert's classic 1965 science-fiction novel.

Hot as it may be on Arrakis, the desert planet that draws the universe's most powerful interests to its mineral-rich but inhospitable sands, Villeneuve's film is a solemn slow burn. This “Dune,” a cool-headed colossus, erects a massive, brutalist architecture of otherworldly science-fiction to craft a big-screen spectacle of thundering splendor.

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