Better lay off that bucket of Coca-Cola at the concession stand. Your aging bladder won’t t be able to take it, and you will probably miss something important in Dune: Part Two. The rumors are that Denis Villeneuve’s highly-anticipated adaptation of the back half of Frank Herbert’s classic sci-fi novel is going to be long. Very, very long.
Dune: Part One came in at 155 minutes. That is 2 hours and 35 minutes. This is actually way shorter than Titanic (3’14”), Saving Private Ryan (2 49″), and even Avengers: Endgame (3′ 02″). World of Reel has news that the current cut of Dune: Part Two is 195 minutes long (3′ 15″). There could still be some cuts, but the challenge is finding something the movie doesn’t need. As any fan of the book knows, the second half is where it all goes turbo.
Paul Atreides will become the worst nightmare of the Harkonnen as he begins his journey from exile to prophecy and a war ignites that will be felt across the galaxy. The fate of the known universe will rest in his hands as he tries to prevent a terrible future only he can foresee.
Timothee Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Stellan Skarsgård, Dave Bautista, Zendaya, Javier Bardem, and Josh Brolin all return, with new joiners like Christopher Walken as Emperor Shaddam IV, Florence Pugh as Princess Irulan, Austin Butler as Feyd-Rautha, Léa Seydoux as Lady Margot, and Souheila Yacoub as Shishakli.
The first Dune instalment was critically acclaimed and was nominated for ten Academy Awards, winning six. Adult sci-fi has a new champion.
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