Timothée Chalamet plays Paul Atreides, unsure of his powers and questioning the merits of the mountainous task before him. His father, the Duke, has been handed stewardship of the desert planet Arrakis, source of a magical substance called “spice”, which extends life and fuels space travel.
But Arrakis, is not entirely deserted. It is home to vast worms that can rise up with little warning, and an oppressed people – the Fremen. ‘Dune reminds us what a Hollywood blockbuster can be.
Implicitly, its message written again and again in the sand, Denis Villeneuve’s fantasy epic tells us that big-budget spectaculars don’t have to be dumb or hyperactive, that it’s possible to allow the odd quiet passage amid the explosions.’ The Guardian