VaranDragon wrote on Oct 27, 2021, 03:00:
Cutter wrote on Oct 26, 2021, 20:24:
I'm curious how Denis will continue to butcher the source material.
I love the source material, and I think it was a pretty faithful adaptation. Sure some things were glossed over, some minor things were changed and others were left up to the imagination. Was it perfect? Probably not, but there is only so much you can cram in to two and a half hours, but what is in there is pretty great and very well done. I look forward to part 2 and hopefully a trilogy or maybe even more movies at some point.
As an avid consumer of said source material, this adaptation is quite faithful. This seems to be yet another of Cutter's attempts to being edgy by not liking something that is popular and good.
There handful of things that were changed and/or omitted were inconsequential to the story, and what was thematically changed fit rather perfectly in Herbert's universe. Hell, even the swap of Kynes' gender was brilliant in my opinion, and I felt their death in the book was a bit hollow considering the impact the character actually had. I also liked the fleshing out of the stewardship of Arrakis in the beginning of the movie...it wasn't in the books, but it helped enlighten those that may not have prior knowledge of the story without it alienating those that do.
I believe half the people that don't like this adaptation is that they grew up on Lynch's equally awesome, yet far less faithful, version (if I see one more complaint that Feyd wasn't in this movie, I'm going to kick a desert mouse)...and the other half are just snobby "books are always better than the movie" purists.