Dune: Part Two

On the planet Arrakis, The House of Harkonnen takes bold steps to control Spice production and please the Emperor (Christopher Walken); meanwhile Paul Atreides (Timothée Chalamet) and his mother Jessica (Rebecca Ferguson) steal away with the native Fremen people including love interest Chani (Zendaya), and plot a revenge to take back power whilst promising to lead the people to a promised land. Dune: Part Two Written by Denis Villeneuve, John Spaihts, and Frank Herbert and Directed by Villeneuve this massively immersive experience washes over the viewer continuing the captivating spell and lore of Part One with a rich narrative and subtexts pulling from present day politics and religious experience to build on some of the most well rounded science fiction the world has seen in decades. Serving as the bridge to what has now become a trilogy, the action set pieces and battle sequences play out in grand scale, building one block on top of another creating a visually impressive spectacle. Meanwhile Hans Zimmer’s futuristic and calculated score pounds throughout fully rounding out this gem with transportive qualities. And, the ensemble, strong from start to finish, no missteps. The culmination of all these efforts, the securing of Villeneuve’s crown, scepter, and place on the throne of cinema, even with a runtime of two hours and 46 minutes. Dune: Part Two is rated PG-13.