Review: Dune: Part Two

After seeing Dune: Part Two, I have little to add to Greg Johnson’s fantastic review.

I found Zendaya’s Chani, a proud brown woman with an attitude who is nothing like the faithful companion of Paul Atreides that I remember from the Sci-Fi channel miniseries, to easily be the worst and most distracting character in the film. Otherwise, I thought Timothée Chalamet’s Paul Atreides, Josh Brolin’s Gurney Halleck, Javier Bardem’s Stilgar, Florence Pugh’s Princess Irulan and Rebecca Ferguson’s Lady Jessica to all be excellent and no better or worse than previous actors in these roles. I also enjoyed Jason Momoa’s Duncan Idaho and Oscar Isaac’s Duke Leto Atreides in Dune: Part One

Obviously, the second most distracting aspect of Dune: Part Two is the Africanization of the Fremen who are portrayed as a mix of Berbers and sub-Saharan Africans. Villeneuve’s Fremen are more Maghreb than Near Eastern and not all what Frank Herbert had in mind. I found myself wondering if this might have something to do with the fact that the director is a French Canadian. Perhaps the seething underclass hordes of suburban Paris are just more familiar to Villeneuve than Egyptians?

As for the cunning and sadistic Harkonnens, I have no objections to what Villeneuve did here except that I agree with Greg that Stellan Skarsgård’s Baron Harkonnen is less memorable and entertaining that Ian McNeice’s version in the Sci-Fi channel Dune miniseries. Rabban is portrayed as just a brute in all three versions. Bautista’s Rabban is no better or worse than previous versions. I thought Austin Butler’s Feyd-Rautha Harkonnen was a plausible version of the character. I also enjoyed the innovative fascistic scenes on Giedi Prime which came as a relief after so many tedious scenes in the desert on Arrakis.

Christopher Walken’s Emperor Shaddam IV was underwhelming. Florence Pugh’s Princess Irulan didn’t have enough screen time. I think Dune: Part Two would have benefited from more scenes on Salusa Secundus which is the homeworld of House Corrino and fewer social justice takes from Zendaya. If nothing else, Dune: Part Two could have at least focused on developing Paul and Chani’s relationship instead of subverting it and cutting out the life and death of their first child, which was a strange omission.

The special effects in Villeneuve’s Dune are far superior to previous versions. I recently rewatched the entire Sci-Fi Channel miniseries including Dune: Messiah and Children of Dune. Both are on YouTube. The contrast between the two shows what could have been done with a much bigger budget. Hopefully, Villeneuve will take the same liberties that he took with Giedi Prime to expand on the galactic jihad of Paul Atreides in Dune: Part Three instead of just sticking to the palace intrigue source material in Dune: Messiah. He seemed to be gesturing in this direction at the end of the film.

Overall, I enjoyed Dune: Part Two with these two caveats. I’m glad that I saw it on the big screen. I am sure that I would have enjoyed it less if I had waited to just stream it.


  1. “After seeing Dune: Part Two, I have little to add to Greg Johnson’s fantastic review


    Overall, I enjoyed Dune: Part Two with these two caveats. I’m glad that I saw it on the big screen. I am sure that I would have enjoyed it less if I had waited to just stream it.”

    I went and read Greg’s review and read how it is an odious, anti-white movie. Then you say that you enjoyed it and are glad to have purchased a movie ticket.


    This and your desire to support Trump again. No wonder the right never gets anywhere. Not an ounce of seriousness.

    • Trump is romping to victory on his own. He doesn’t need our support. I’m not going to sit around and be miserable for the next four years. I hope something positive comes out of it.

    • Timothée Chalamet is Jewish by his mother’s side (so full Jew for them), he looks like a twink, and although it’s been a very long time since I’ve read the Dune books a Mischling shouldn’t be Paul Atreides, although Paul isn’t supposed to look like a Gigachad so I guess his looks fit somehow, still not a fan.

      As to Chani, it’s even worse, Zendaya is a Mulata and I don’t find her attractive at all (I don’t think she’s ugly either to be fair, just very meh), I’m not sure what Chani should look like, but the Fremen always seemed to me like some kind of semi-Arabian tribe in the book (been a while since I’ve read them like I’ve said, I might misremember) and Paul became Mohammed who unleashed them on a galactic Jihad, so an Arab looking cute chick could have been cast I wouldn’t have mind, although I think some Fremen were fair-skinned too, I honestly don’t remember (they have blue eyes but that’s the Spice, so it’s different).

      Anyway Chani should be hot, and if they want there are plenty of hot Arab chicks.

      I might torrent those movies at some point, but I doubt it.

    • @Ghost in the Forest,

      Could it be that “WNs and CNs” were given ‘ground floor IPOs to sea front properties to shill for Zion Don.

      Here is D. Judas Trumpberg’s son in-lae and senior adviser talking about the economic boom for jewish real estate investors on ethnically cleansed Palestinian Mediterranian coast territory.

      Heck, I can picture Southern evangelical tradesmen flocking to build those luxurious mansions, and the Third Temple on the site of the Al-Aqsa Mosque for their yaweh’s “chosen people.”

      • Kushner doesn’t mention that Gaza’s waterfront could also be “valuable” (in the usurious, capitalist sense of the word) if the Palestinians get to keep it, along with independence instead of constant genocide.

        Kushner also doesn’t mention the immense newly-discovered reserves of gas and oil, mostly off the shoreline of Gaza and some inland. (Lebanon also has off-shore reserves that Israel has been taking control of.)

        Zionist real estate fairs are being held in the U.S., where sales contracts are being signed or first-come-first-served orders are being taken in advance for the land yet to be taken from the native inhabitants.

  2. It was pretty good. Paul Atreides choosing the White Princess over the üntermensch Fremen girl was very cool. Josh Brolin could have had more screen time as he is a great White actor. I will have to watch it at least one more before I can fully process it. I have always enjoyed the Harkonnens the most in the books and movies – they have a Prussia warrior-state type vibe.

    • From a nostalgic perspective I still like the David Lynch version more, but the vast majority of people will surely prefer the new ones.

    • I think you’re talking about Princess Irulan (I haven’t watch the movies). in the books Paul marries Irulan but has kids with his concubine Chani, his heirs, he has no children with Irulan, it’s purely political IIRC.

  3. I read Dune in high school, and that has been 50 years ago. A writer of high intelligence, who unfortunately wasted his immense talent on a vile and useless genre.

    All these books about little green men from Mars up to and including the fake universe created by Herbert, all of it is evil vanity. Including all the crap cinema like Star Trek, Star Wars, all of it is Satanic.

    This genre was originally called in the trade Weird Fiction. Some Jews changed that to Science Fiction, but there was never any science in any of it. It always remained precisely what it was called originally, fiction for weirdos.

    My advice to everyone is put a hard stop on watching any Hollywood content. It is all satanic garbage. Of course, I never watched these Dune movies. Life is short, and there are only so many hours in a day.

    I do watch some Korean, Japanese, Iranian, and Taiwanese movies and shows. If there is time. The best content over the past 20 years has been, honestly, Iranian. You would be surprised at what they can do.

  4. Seemed like the first movie was harkonens as evil white imperialists vs noble rainbow coalition of atreides and fremen. Zendaya is stank nasty and lil Timmy zoomered up his role too much. Wasn’t planning on watching this one.

  5. The David Lynch version was still the visually striking best version although it made the Baron look like a comic book villain out of the old Batman TV show. McLachlan defined the role of Paul so it was hard to watch that other guy try to play him in the 2000 SciFi Channel miniseries, but Ian MacNiece was so much better as the Baron. The character was supposed to be a cunning and rational degenerate like Tiberius, not a moron. I have no idea how this version would do those big floating blobs running the space guild that were so creepy in the Lynch version when I saw it as a 12 year old. The Children of Dune miniseries was quite good, it was made in Czechoslovakia with a lot of local actors and they got away without shoehorning a single hood rat into the production, something that would never fly today with our mafia overlords behaving more malevolent than ever in everything they do.

  6. Paul chooses the woman because she is the Emperors daughter derp. Not because he loves her…

    This article is a joke btw…

    • Nothing really convey’s the Harkonnenen being evil other than how they look and retarded over dramatic lines like Gurney cornily saying to Paul “YOU HAVEN’T SEEN ANTRHING MORE BRUUUUUTAL!!! The first scene of these “parts” is the Fremen ambushing the Harks like arabs ambushing Americans in Iraq, so ****in subtle. Must be hard on activist Vilnuv when everything is morally relative, makes the movies a corny dystopian who gives a ****.

  7. Dune is such a great novel. Unfortunately, I think fans of Dune are just drunk on the visuals, sounds, and epic scale (which are good) not seen in a while plus their version of the story in their minds but these movies have hammy/really bad dialog and really corny acting mixed with the liberal use of modern PC horseshit makes my train of thought drift. Lynch’s Dune is vastly superior even with it’s dated 80’s aura and does a decent homage in less than half the time (Frank Herbert was a consultant to this film btw). The fact that David Lynch disavowed his version and it’s still so good really reflects how the quality of movies really nosedived in my opinion.

  8. It was amazing. Loved the Feyd versus Paul knife fight at the end. The crescendo towards his acceptance as the Mahdi was also amazing with him being surrounded by thousands of zealots screaming about going to paradise. Great film.

  9. Did it have enough cowbell?
    I present to Walken, Motley Crue-Too Fast For Love.
    The one with Sting isn’t that bad and it will be gut busting when they come out with the blackwash Founder Fathers movie with a jive talkin’ G Dub (George Washington).
    What a steaming fourth world turd Fundamental Transformation by a Kenyan RAT POS and the Long March CPUSA traitors.

  10. Movies and TV have a profound effect on peoples perception of reality. I just watched that Chase Bank commercial and stopped to think of just exactly how many middle aged Indian women (dot not feather) go on vacation with a white middle aged female friend and a gay Mexican man? Really, they would go on vacation with their Indian husband from an arranged marriage, their kids, their parents and extended clan. Her family and husband would think she’s nuts if she ran off to a tropical beach with that white woman and gay hispanic. It would never happen, does anyone ever encounter Indians who don’t stick exclusively with their own kind? JD Vance’s wife is about the only one I’ve ever heard of and the exception proves the rule.

  11. “Movies and TV have a profound effect on peoples perception of reality. ”

    You couldn’t say that enough times or with enough emphasis.

    TV has been making WHITE men the buffoons in commercials and shitcoms for 60 plus years. That, along with (((toxic feminism)) has ruined most of America’s family structure.

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