‘Dune’ Comes Out Starring Timothee Chalamet, Zendaya and More


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‘Dune’ released in theaters on 10/25/2021

Isabel Tercero, Reporter

On October 22, 2021, the greatly anticipated movie ‘Dune’ was released. Based off of an exquisite, science-fiction  novel written my Frank Herbert in 1965, the PG-13 movie revolves around Paul Atreideis (Timothee Chalamet), who is a young prodigy from the fictional planet Caladan. Throughout the movie he must travel to the most dangerous planet in the universe and conquer his fears to save his people and loved ones.

The movie focuses mainly on Paul Atreidis and his mother Lady Jessica. Lady Jessica is a sort of witch that is a part of the Bene Gesserit. In the Bene Gesserit, witches are allowed to choose the gender of your newborn child therefore, you are required and expected to give birth to a young girl to continue the legacy considering that all the witches are girls. Instead, Lady Jessica decided to give birth to a young boy because she wanted him to be the prophesized messiah. Paul and Lady Jessica have a complicated relationship due to the tests Paul is forced to take to become the messiah he is prophesized to be.

On it’s opening weekend, ‘Dune’ made $41.0 million in the USA box office. Throughout the 2 hour and 35 minute duration of the film you will be fascinated by the talents of Timothee Chalamet, Rebecca Fergerson (Lady Jessica), Oscar Issac (Leto Atreideis I), John Brolin (Gurney Halleck), Zendaya (Chani), Jason Moma (Duncan Idaho) and many more. A few people have had mixed feelings about the movie, but it received decent ratings for the most part. According to RottenTomatoes.com, ‘Dune’ received 83% of good reviews. On Metacritic.com, viewers gave ‘Dune’ a 74% while ‘Dune’ received a 8.3/10 on IMDb.com.

Micheal O’Sullivan from The Washington Post said “Chalamet is well cast: an almost too pretty slip of a man who harbors hidden strengths and intensity,” O’Sullivan wrote. “When at last he learns to harness it, it lands with satisfying heft, even if it makes you wait, in a mix of frustration and fulfillment, for the next chapter.” Steve Pond from The Wrap stated “Villeneuve has to spend a good 45 minutes of his film essentially laying the groundwork, using voiceover to describe the planet Arrakis, then finding a variety of ways to tell Timothee Chalamet’s Paul Atreides, and by extension the audience, what he’s getting himself in for.”

You can see ‘Dune’ either in theaters or stream the movie on HBO Max.