Dune Part Two Trailer Explained (no spoilers)

  • čas přidán 1. 10. 2023
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    0:00 Dune Part Two
    1:19 Paul & Chani
    2:44 Leto
    3:51 Jessica
    5:58 Irulan
    8:39 Feyd-Rautha
    12:17 Baron Vladimir
    12:58 Margot
    14:40 Gurney
    15:41 Sandworm
    18:17 Nebula

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  • Alt Shift X
    Alt Shift X  Před 3 měsíci +691

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    • TenNine D
      TenNine D Před 3 měsíci +5


    • George M
      George M Před 3 měsíci +8

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    • Carson73
      Carson73 Před 3 měsíci +3

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    • Patricio Olivas
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  • Syfa
    Syfa Před 3 měsíci +2123

    To add onto Baron Harkonnen being a luxury and sensation obsessed individual; the fact that he's spending most of his time on dune - a place where water is in absurdly short supply and desperately sought after - bathing and immersed in water only adds to the level of self indulgence, greed and cruelty. It's a display for him, a way of indulging in the ability to have things specifically in a manner that deprives others.

    • Alt Shift X
      Alt Shift X  Před 3 měsíci +352

      Great point! It's reminiscent of the water-wasting ritual at the banquet in the book - wasting water to show off your power and wealth.

    • Brother Johnny
      Brother Johnny Před 3 měsíci +50

      The walls look greyish-black, therefore that particular scene probably does not take place inside the Arrakeen Palace. It's possibly Carthag or Geidi Prime.

    • Adam Lynch
      Adam Lynch Před 3 měsíci +45

      That’s a great find. Reminds me of the Niander Wallace character in Blade Runner 2049 (another Villeneuve film coincidentally) who’s entire living space is made of wood in a place/time where the land is ravaged and bare. A group of trees are hard to come by let alone an entire estate crafted out of wood. A really subtle way of displaying extravagance and decadence.

    • Hank Smith
      Hank Smith Před 3 měsíci +34

      One of my favorite moments was when stilgar spat towards leto atreides as a sign of respect. Because water is so precious. They wear suits that recycle all of the water they lose through sweat and urine, so the thing that would normally be offensive is now a gesture of respect. I thought it was amazing story telling in the shortest amount of time. spice might be the most valuable good in the galaxy, but on arakis water is the most valuable.

    • Wolfgang Kranek
      Wolfgang Kranek Před 3 měsíci +20

      On a side note: Baron Harkonnen is actually Jessica's father.
      Due to the breeding program of the Bene Gesserit to bring forth the Kwisatz Haderach.
      So he is also Paul's other grandfather.
      In this of course Jessica disobeyed the Bene Gesserit by getting deliberately pregnant from Leto, which was not according to the plans of the Bene Gesserit.

  • Brett James
    Brett James Před 3 měsíci +1397

    I’ve always respected that this channel believes in quality over quantity. Have loved your videos for years ❤
    Thank you! 😊

    • Andrew W
      Andrew W Před 3 měsíci +1

      and in making whatever is hot rn instead of asoiaf videos which were the best tbh

    • Raeed Chowdhury
      Raeed Chowdhury Před 3 měsíci

      ^ this

    • Starseer
      Starseer Před 3 měsíci +14

      ​@Andrew WHe's making a video on Jon Snow. Is it really inconceivable that someone interested in gritty fantasy would also take interest in gritty sci-fi?

    • turtlefan
      turtlefan Před 3 měsíci +8

      ⁠@Starseerthe craziest thing too is the Jon Snow video is probably gonna be as long (if not, longer) than the Tyrion video so the wait would be well worth it. Don’t get how people can’t be patient

    • JustAnotherMillennial
      JustAnotherMillennial Před 3 měsíci +1

      literally dropped down here to give the same sentiments.... but couldn't have said it better.... it would be a strikingly less enjoyable world without these canonical summaries.

  • Amonynous
    Amonynous Před 3 měsíci +596

    My favorite little thing about Dune lore is that the Bene Gesserit wanted Paul to be a woman specifically because they wanted to marry them to Feyd Rautha. The union between Feyd and Paul would be the Kwizats haderach. I've always liked the fact that they are antagonists when the course of destiny was for them to be husband and wife; it's a neat twist.

    • Albtraum
      Albtraum Před 3 měsíci +80

      this is one of their plans that seemed silly to me. They wanted to produce the Kwisatz Haderach and unite the Houses Harkonnen and Atreides. I can't imagine any way that Leto would let his daughter marry a Harkonnen beast, not while the Baron was alive at the very least, probably not long after either. Sisters be tripping.

    • Amonynous
      Amonynous Před 3 měsíci +93

      @Albtraum Well their hope was to induct fem!Paul into the Bene Gesserit, like his mother. A powerful one at that. From there, the opportunity to sceme and manipulate is endless; do not forget that Leto and Jessica's relationship being one of genuine love is quite unusual.

    • Phoebe Purtill
      Phoebe Purtill Před 3 měsíci +21

      It's exactly why Fenring does what she does. She can see the likelihood of Rautha dying and she wants to preserve his line.

    • Michael Castro
      Michael Castro Před 3 měsíci +20

      Not Paul, but whoever the girl that would've been born instead as Jessica was ordered to kill any boys... it's not the same thing, Jesica's second child would have worked just as well as she has all the abilities that Paul has except the ability to see the future as that belongs only to the men who awaken.

    • Jose Brown
      Jose Brown Před 3 měsíci +41

      I thought that Bene women could decide what sex they would bear. Jessica loved Leto so she gave him the son he wanted.
      She didn’t care about preserving any family lines or anything else.

  • Nolan Wiles
    Nolan Wiles Před 3 měsíci +653

    I've always thought that Irulan was inspired by the real Byzantine princess Anna Komnene, daughter of Emperor Alexios I Komnenos. She's famous for writing the Alexiad, detailing the events of court during her father's reign. Ties into the 'adventurer prince' aspect of Paul too, as he'd be similar to Bohemond in the Alexiad.

    • Hypatia
      Hypatia Před 3 měsíci +51

      Yes, it is possible. And she also resembles Gulbadan Begum, 16th century Mughal princess. She was a historian and the author of Humayun-nama.

    • v
      v Před 3 měsíci +33

      Yes, now that you mention it it’s obvious she’s inspired by Anna Komnene. Before reading it I knew of her description of Bohemond, whom she describes as a physically perfect human being, “as if carved by Polycleitos himself” or something like that. But when you read the whole thing that’s just how she describes the main people involved, they are all basically godlike in beauty. It seems just to have been a literary trope, but when you google Bohemond her description of him often gets quoted without that context being mentioned.

    • Scienza
      Scienza Před 3 měsíci +26

      @v I mean, the alternative is that Anna was just incredibly thirsty for everyone.

    • orbit
      orbit Před 3 měsíci +2

      Wow interesting

    • Dell12 16
      Dell12 16 Před 3 měsíci +12

      @Scienza that would be pretty funny, she really did describe basically everybody as godlike, like she describes Sikelgaita (the second wife of Robert Guiscard) as being a second Pallas or Athena when she was in full armor in battle against the armies of the Byzantium Empire

  • Biggie biggie biggie
    Biggie biggie biggie Před 3 měsíci +212

    The most amazing part of the film for me, was that there wasn’t ever a point while I was watching where I was taken out of the illusion or story for even a second, it was enthralling, suspenseful, amazingly produced and well acted, I constantly wanted more information but was NEVER confused about the story. I can’t wait to see the second film.

    • weatheranddarkness
      weatheranddarkness Před 3 měsíci +2

      the dream sequences did for me. Particularly in the theatre. They were so slo-mo and vague but not in useful ways, to me.

    • Keeley
      Keeley Před 3 měsíci +2

      Baron Harkonnen eating when Leto was naked in the chair pulled me right out of it. It made me roll my eyes so hard at the overused cliché. Here was this magnificent film...and that scene took away the magic for me. Really disappointing.

    • weatheranddarkness
      weatheranddarkness Před 3 měsíci +8

      @Keeley really? Are you being sarcastic? Why would that of all things do it for you?

    • Keeley
      Keeley Před 3 měsíci

      @weatheranddarkness Unfortunately, I'm not being sarcastic.
      It's because it's cliché. The villain is ALWAYS eating - usually in a gross way. Harkonnen, Denethor etc etc. I couldn't believe such an overused trope would be put in such an amazing film.

    • Gadget-Walkmen
      Gadget-Walkmen Před 3 měsíci

      That's because it was a MASTERPIECE of a movie entirely so!

  • Jussi
    Jussi Před 3 měsíci +429

    I always liked the parallel between the old duke's fight against a bull and Duke Leto's fight against the Harkonnen, whose name is based on the Finnish surname Härkönen, härkä meaning an ox.

    • PunPun Onodera
      PunPun Onodera Před 3 měsíci +13

      It's also in rhe end a parallel for Paul and the Fremen, trying to control them through acts of Bravura only to be gored on the horns of the Jihad

    • PunPun Onodera
      PunPun Onodera Před 3 měsíci +7

      @jg5879 maybe the atreides are the bull as well. The bene gesserit and the imperium tried to control the atreides line only for it to blow up in their face, with Paul and Leto II both eventually having disastrous effects on those two factions and the universe as a whole

    • Jussi
      Jussi Před 3 měsíci +8

      @JG AFAIK Atreides relates to the mythological Greek king Atreus whose name means fearless

    • weatheranddarkness
      weatheranddarkness Před 3 měsíci +1

      oh nice!

    • The Mage Of Context
      The Mage Of Context Před 3 měsíci +4

      IIRC, Herbert had said he’d just skimmed the phone book for an evil-sounding name, though.

  • Cameron Montgomery
    Cameron Montgomery Před 3 měsíci +352

    The movie seems to want to promote the importance of Irulan on the same level as book without having her only do narration or something. Given what happens with her later in the books, it’s an interesting choice to see but also understandable.

    • Michael Pilnick
      Michael Pilnick Před 3 měsíci +50

      I *super* missed the Irulan voice over intro with the new movie. Right up there with the Star Wars text crawl level of iconic

    • entheo
      entheo Před 3 měsíci +21

      ​@Michael Pilnick so true. the lynch version has its problems, but it is one of my fav movies and the VO is so iconic!

    • Brandelwyn
      Brandelwyn Před 3 měsíci +1

      @entheo better than this one, thats for sure

    • Brandelwyn
      Brandelwyn Před 3 měsíci +7

      @mfnickster9754 in the same vein as malevichs black square, maybe. Lynchs Dune is an adaptation with some chest hair, even if it strays further from the original than the new one.

    • Mordalon
      Mordalon Před 3 měsíci +1

      @Brandelwyn what does "chest hair" mean in this? veers way off into irrelevant tangents that have nothing to do with the source material.

  • Samantha Lyn
    Samantha Lyn Před 3 měsíci +50

    Hands down the most excellent commentary channel on CZcams. None of your comparisons feel like a reach, the symbolism you recognize is always insightful, I have never once thought “that’s probably not what the director/writer intended” or, worse, “well, duh, that’s not even subtext” the way I constantly do when watching the bigger commentary or “Easter egg” trailer breakdowns. So excited to watch your video once the movie comes out!

    • Bvbs
      Bvbs Před 2 měsíci +1

      Too bad he will be chilling in a cave until a new trailer drops😂 I miss his HOTD videos

  • abhi
    abhi Před 3 měsíci +158

    It's interesting that in the books, Bene Gesserit wanted Paul to be born a woman, marry her to Feyd Rautha, and then, their child with their combined genetics would be the Chosen One. Instead, they both end up fighting each other in the end, but their destinies were inter-twined from before.

    • Matthieu Le Brun
      Matthieu Le Brun Před 3 měsíci +37

      to quote DanikaXIX, "they can't f***, so they gotta fight"

    • Mike Ford
      Mike Ford Před 3 měsíci +19

      What they forgot about was the fact that Jessica's father was the Baron Harkonnen. So, in essence, they ended up with that genetic mix after a fashion. Paul's second son (the first was killed by either Harkonnen, or Sardaukar, I can't recall which precisely), went on to become the God Emperor of the galaxy.

    • Xen N
      Xen N Před 3 měsíci +7

      @Mike Ford yes, the bene gesserit just forgot about the fact that they already crossed the harkonen and atreides lines once 🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️

    • Helen Tee
      Helen Tee Před 3 měsíci +23

      ​@Mike Fordthey didn't forget, they wanted to 'reinforce' their desired genetic mutation.
      The Sisterhood didn't believe that a male offspring from Jessica and Leto would be strong enough to have the control of mind that is needed.
      They have a pretty poor opinion of men in general, they consider them too led by their emotions, not totally ' human' in their meaning of the word.
      They didn't expect Paul to pass the test with the 'box of pain'.

    • JonMalone
      JonMalone Před 3 měsíci +5

      Damn wasn't expecting the spoiler.

  • Olli Compolli
    Olli Compolli Před 3 měsíci +174

    It’s probably important to note that there’s a 2 year time jump in the book. I’m imagining that’s going to be implemented as happening between the two films.

    • -Truffles-
      -Truffles- Před 3 měsíci +4

      No shit

    • thats4thebirds
      thats4thebirds Před 3 měsíci +8

      I feel like I read something recently where it picks up right where part 1 left off which surprised me.
      I’ll try to find it

    • Asher
      Asher Před 3 měsíci +8

      Considering we are going to see the water of life scene, that is not possible. We see Paul’s eyes that aren’t blue. It doesn’t start after the jump.

    • Soufian 27
      Soufian 27 Před 3 měsíci +20

      The time jump probably happens during the first act

    • EwokNips
      EwokNips Před 3 měsíci +6

      ​@Soufian 27 that's what I'm thinking. Maybe some sort of montage showing him learning how to live as a fremen that ends with him driving his first worm

  • BooBuKittyPhuk
    BooBuKittyPhuk Před 3 měsíci +32

    I was introduced to Dune with the SYFY miniseries and absolutely loved it, but it was pretty low budget for a story that epic. I was so happy to hear they were making a movie and visually really loved the first Dune, but found it lacking in action. I can't wait for the next one. I hope it doesn't disappoint, they do seem to be really putting in the work of world building. 🥰🥰🥰

    • Jay Maker
      Jay Maker Před 3 měsíci +3

      Admittedly, there actually isn't a ton of action in the original book, either.

  • iamsheep
    iamsheep Před 3 měsíci +173

    I personally liked the additions to Irulan in the TV series. The books had her just do things but I never believed in her motivations because she was so two dimensional.

    • Fidalf
      Fidalf Před 3 měsíci +4

      How was Irulan two dimensional in the book? Are you talking about Dune Messiah or Dune?

    • iamsheep
      iamsheep Před 3 měsíci +12

      @Fidalf Dune

    • Fidalf
      Fidalf Před 3 měsíci

      @iamsheep oh, okay then.

    • Matthieu Le Brun
      Matthieu Le Brun Před 3 měsíci +7

      Tbh between book 1-2-3 she isn't so much three dimensional as she is three different characters with not much to ground it as character development. It is interesting how in the miniseries she ended up picking some of Margot Fenring's storyline in Dune, only for Wencisia to pick up her less sympathetic storyline in Dune Messiah - I'll be interested to see how Villeneuve handles on the one hand the Paul/Chani/Irulan triangle that's quite central to the events of Messiah, and the Fenrings on the other since Margot made it into this one.

    • iamsheep
      iamsheep Před 3 měsíci +4

      @Fidalf the two movies are adaptation of book one…why would I mention book two?

  • corujariousa
    corujariousa Před 2 měsíci +6

    This Dune remake so far is not disappointing at all. Great take on a very difficult and complex book series. Denis Villeneuve interpretation, storytelling, insights on the technology and choice of visual effects, including lenses, lights and shadows is impressive. He has become one of my favorite directors.

  • Jay Maker
    Jay Maker Před 3 měsíci +37

    The shot of Paul facing Feyd is _extremely_ interesting to me, because the set of this trailer and how Denis is framing it feels like a mid point, which is just wild to me.
    Paul does not fight Feyd at a _mid point_ in the book, and we've seen _nothing_ on Alia. The fleshing out of both Chani and Irulan, and the emphasis on Jessica taking her place as a _sayyadina_ of the Fremen in particular also adds to a lengthening of the storytelling overall. Villeneuve has something up his sleeve here, and I'm very, _very_ curious what he's going to do with his translation of Herbert's work. Great work as always, Alt. So glad to hear from you again!

    • Guccifer
      Guccifer Před 3 měsíci +12

      My feeling is that we see more of the fallout of Paul’s rise to power. My fear with an adaptation has always been that the original message Dune had about the nature of heroes and power would be lost in the modern day, but if the repercussions of Paul becoming Emperor would shown to audience sooner, maybe people would get it.

    • ben ben
      ben ben Před 3 měsíci +10

      @GucciferVilleneuve has said repeatedly that he wants to do a trilogy with the third film adapting Messiah. Perhaps he wants to depict the great Jihad in the last act of this movie to set that up. A film can't as easily explain what happened in-between instalments as a book can.

  • mda2894
    mda2894 Před 3 měsíci +30

    I love that you describe Feyd-Rautha as a cross between a rockstar and a serial killer, and he's played by Austin Butler, whose two biggest roles have been playing Elvis and a member of the Manson Family. Just a cool coincidence I'm sure, but can't help but point it out.

    • Twiss
      Twiss Před 3 měsíci +2

      Wow that’s wild

    • Stephen Maguth
      Stephen Maguth Před měsícem

      Right, didn't know the Mick Jagger inspiration for Feyd, but having Sting play him in the original make sense...& now that "Elvis" guy

  • Chris Lee
    Chris Lee Před měsícem +1

    0:01: 🎥 The trailer for Dune Part Two reveals new characters and explores the relationship between Paul and Chani.
    4:55: 📖 The trailer reveals the complex dynamics between Paul, Jessica, and the Fremen, as they navigate religion, politics, and prophecy on Arrakis.
    6:46: 📚 The trailer for the new Dune movie reveals that the character Irulan has a bigger role than in the book, potentially hunting for Paul on Arrakis, and introduces a new character, Feyd-Rautha Harkonnen, who is described as charismatic, narcissistic, strategic, and cruel.
    10:21: 🎬 The video discusses the visual elements and characters in Dune Part Two, including the black and white color scheme, the enslaved character Lanville, the fight scenes between Feyd and Lanville, the contrasting nature of Atreides and Harkonnens, and the introduction of new character Lady Margot Fenring.
    14:24: 📚 The trailer reveals some key characters and plot points, including the complicated relationships of Margot and Hasimir Fenring, Gurney Halleck's return, and Paul's deadly test of riding a sandworm.
    16:54: 🌟 Paul survives a deadly test and is hailed as a potential messiah by the Fremen.
    Recap by Tammy AI

  • Nord Sword
    Nord Sword Před 3 měsíci +64

    I’m ok with princess irulon being a bigger character in this movie than the book. She always intrigued me with the quotes at the beginning of the chapters so it will be interesting to see how they make her a bigger character in the movie.

    • pnutz 2
      pnutz 2 Před 3 měsíci +5

      it also gives her something to do, it's easy enough to tell the audience she's playing a longer game than everyone else besides maybe the bene gesserit but then otherwise she does nothing until the end of the film lol

    • Chris Cunningham
      Chris Cunningham Před 2 měsíci +1

      If only they’d picked a different actress!!!

    • lola adam
      lola adam Před 2 měsíci

      @Chris Cunningham I haven't read the books so idk what she's supposed to look like (other than what ASX said in the vid), but Florence is an amazing actress

    • Chris Cunningham
      Chris Cunningham Před 2 měsíci

      @lola adam wouldn’t say she’s “amazing”, I’d say average describes her better!!

    • Fernando Álvarez
      Fernando Álvarez Před měsícem

      ​@Chris Cunninghamwhich actress would you have chosen?

  • PrettyTigerlilly
    PrettyTigerlilly Před 3 měsíci +348

    No mention of Paul's sister Alia yet, in any of the casting or trailers. I'm really interested to see how she will be portrayed in the movie.

    • Muad'Dib
      Muad'Dib Před 3 měsíci +6

      As long as it's better than Lovely Feyd.

    • lemonsqueezy
      lemonsqueezy Před 3 měsíci +59

      Yes! Shes the most interesting of the female characters imo

    • rasmus kilkki
      rasmus kilkki Před 3 měsíci +81

      yeah im really wondering how you portray a talking toddler believably

    • LJ Beats
      LJ Beats Před 3 měsíci +17

      @rasmus kilkki defo gonna have to age her up some how

  • Abhishek Bilkan Aind
    Abhishek Bilkan Aind Před 3 měsíci +70

    8:02 Thank you. Not often do I see reviewers or loremasters speak about the mini series. I get that many hated the cheapness and the funky costumes. But, the Shakespearean direction, dialogues and the truly dreamscape visions were some of the strong points, at least for me. In fact, for me, the show captured a Sci-fi atmosphere that was so unlike its contemporaries that it inspired me in ways that I didn't even know existed. From Linguistics, Science, Archaeology, Architecture to Social Engineering and Religion.

    • Valar
      Valar Před 3 měsíci +7

      The Children of Dune miniseries is vastly superior. It's much better than the Dune Messiah and Children of Dune books, IMO.

    • BooBuKittyPhuk
      BooBuKittyPhuk Před 3 měsíci +4

      I have both of the miniseries and loved them, yes they were low budget, but they still managed to build the worlds with what they had, color architecture and costumes. I hated they used the same shots over and over like them blowing up Harkannons lol but still I think you're absolutely right, they did a good job imo too

    • Abhishek Bilkan Aind
      Abhishek Bilkan Aind Před 3 měsíci +4

      @BooBuKittyPhuk Exactly. The scene where Paul is confronting Jessica with the true visions of Jihad is burnt in my memory. It was just like a stage play with moving lights but Jessica's horror and fear leaped out at me from the screen. I still watch just that scene once every 2-3 months. 😂. Another favourite is Alia's taunt to Shaddam IV.

    • Abhishek Bilkan Aind
      Abhishek Bilkan Aind Před 3 měsíci +2

      @Valar Yes. It was made quite improved over FH's DUNE but soundtrack and soundscape wise, I like DUNE more than CoD.

  • Bru Ski
    Bru Ski Před 3 měsíci +6

    Nice to see Dune finally getting proper attention in Hollywood.. The CG of the miniseries and the first attempt were a little atrocious though good for their time. Dune is an incredibly powerful read and was one of the first novels I ever picked up... Glad to see so many a list actors signed on to do it proper justice.

  • Sunny Daze
    Sunny Daze Před 3 měsíci +22

    Princess Irulan is my favorite character. I find her extremely complex and tragic. I’m excited to see how they portray her in the movie.

  • rex nemo
    rex nemo Před 3 měsíci +3

    What I enjoyed about the Dune books were the explanations which went into such detail . The books seemed to have something about them which may never be captured on a film . The Weirding Way was explained as a development of the individual in a way that allowed the practitioner to transcend the ordinary limitations of the mind and body by rigorous physical and psychological training . Not with gadgets as the David Lynch film portrayed . The voice appeared to be also a physical and psychological training which allowed the practitioner to persuade the subject to cooperate . Not some strange distorted speech patterns but rather a practical application of persuasive powers of the individual .
    When a section of the book was dedicated to how an individual can bend just the tip of a finger and develop yogic methods to control the body , this to me hinted at the potential of individuals in an ever more complex society such as our own technological society such as the present one in which the individual appears diminished by an endless progression of technology this makes sense of "The Butlerian Jihad " "Thou shalt not make machine in man's image ."
    To me this essence of the books cannot be captured by the films and perhaps the books are not ever going to be satisfactorily transferred to any other media .
    They are perhaps subversive books .
    Maybe we just have to read them to gain our own individual understanding of what Frank Herbert was trying to write about in these epic works .

  • gutspraygore
    gutspraygore Před 3 měsíci +53

    I watched the Lynch movie before reading the book. I loved it. However, there was quite a bit of sci-fi hand waving, which is practical when you're condensing a story as dense as Dune into a couple hours.
    When I read the book, I was really surprised how Herbert would describe things that you'd imagine as fantastical to be rather practical and down to earth. Like worm riding. It's every bit as dangerous as you'd imagine. But there's a technique. Who knew? Also, the Fremen attitude toward water is not what you expect. Especially when it comes to water you can't drink like sea water (in the next book).
    Imagined superpowers come from intense training, selective breeding and in extreme cases, performance enhancing drugs like Spice that can give the user prescience but also mutates the user. Religious aspects had been indoctrinated. People fight with swords and knives? Wouldn't an advanced society have more powerful weapons? Oh they most definitely do. But like everything else, there's a reason for that. Etc...
    It is kind of the magic of Herbert's world building where he introduces a Universe that seems full of fantasy and then he meticulously pulls away the veil to reveal something much more realistic... much more like our own world. But then, I guess that is the nature of sci-fi and the difference between that and high fantasy.

    • Guinea Pig Everyday
      Guinea Pig Everyday Před 3 měsíci +2

      same here, watched Lynch’s movie first then read the book. When u see the Lynch film you expect those sort of artistic details to be described in the book, the weird designs, the ships for instance, but none of it is. Which is why some ppl call Dune not a straight up sci-fi, since it is mystical in parts. Which is why it remains so unique and fantastic, it doesnt get bogged down in the 60s details of spaceships and weapons and whatnot. Ofc, the way the world operates is very important, but it serves the story of what sort of world it is, the post butlerian world where technology is completely removed in-so-far that nothing is without human surveillance and control.

    • Gothxm
      Gothxm Před 3 měsíci +1

      really good high fantasy does this too. the really bad stuff just gives you a cool premise and then keeps it vague. it can be satisfying to read books of the vague-vibe type but at closer inspection it can cause problems.

  • Zaylynn Johnson
    Zaylynn Johnson Před 3 měsíci +156

    I should get into Dune more and this is really good content, keep it up 👍

    • TheDalisama
      TheDalisama Před 3 měsíci +1

      I've been enjoying it so far. I started on the books after seeing Dune Part I and I'm on God Emperor now. Everything Paul is doing in these movies feels so small in comparison.

    • Beezer
      Beezer Před 2 měsíci +1

      The new movie was fantastic.

  • Mitchell Ashcroft
    Mitchell Ashcroft Před 2 měsíci +2

    Your videos are the absolute best man. You have this amazing talent of simplifying complex plots/topics and making them easily understood and very intriguing. Thank you, could not be more excited for Dune Part II

  • Era5872
    Era5872 Před 3 měsíci +83

    I love these explanations on Dune, I'm not sure why I didn't get into the books but the latest movie, and lore explained by content creators have gotten me very interested
    Thankyou for the vid!

    • A .M. Ali
      A .M. Ali Před 3 měsíci +3

      I am a voracious reader and I dont why I have not across it yet

    • Eccremocarpus scaber
      Eccremocarpus scaber Před 3 měsíci +7

      It’s quite a dense read to be honest. Brilliant, but took me a while to get into it (I was only 14 however!)

    • Darkstar
      Darkstar Před 3 měsíci +4

      They are not easy to read, you gotta put it down for some time otherwise you won't get it

    • Era5872
      Era5872 Před 3 měsíci

      @Darkstar Ahhh, didn't think about that

    • Prat6669
      Prat6669 Před 3 měsíci


  • beaker2000
    beaker2000 Před 2 měsíci +4

    Irulan did do extensive investigations in the books, and she was more than a minor character. Irulan didn't completely agree with her father, and had her own spies that she sent to gather information. And Paul meets Irulan on Arrakis, the emporor sends her there to gather inforamtion about the Attredies. Irulan was very fascinated with Paul in the book, and was a major player in palace intrigue.

  • Alan Salmi
    Alan Salmi Před 3 měsíci +15

    I am Finnish American, and Harkonen is a Finnish name. I managed to talk to someone on Facebook, and they told me that Frank Herbert worked with a man that he absolutely hated and that’s why he made the Harkonens the evil family in the book. I guess the moral is: never piss off an author!

    • koko40800
      koko40800 Před měsícem

      I recall Herbert saying he went through the phone book to choose names, and chose 'Harkonnen' because it sounded suitably menacing

  • William Mobley
    William Mobley Před 3 měsíci +5

    The increase of the Princess' role in the film actually makes sense from both a filmmaking perspective and a meta-perspective. The entries at the beginning of each chapter, written by her, come from her later role as a propogandist for her Husband, Paul. However, those investigations as a historian would have been her natural inclination. The information came from some experiences. Just because we never see her in motion in the book, doesn't mean she isn't in motion within the book to gain the insights she has. Its a little bit of a stretch, I know. But I can see the progression in the film as a logical next step.
    Also, Denis isn't simply a fan of the book Dune. He's a fan of the film worlds of Dune. The teaser trailer for the first movie was a Hans Zimmer twist on Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon. Joderoski's original 1970s Dune that never got made was going to have the sound track by Pink Floyd. Stylistically, the uniforms of the Atradies is more in line with David Lynch's Dune than either the Book or the Sci-Fi channel mini-series. However, the ornithopers, staying true to the book, clearly took some inspiration from the Sci-Fi channel. Some of the smaller early ads for the first movie included minor Hans Zimmer elements where you could hear chants of "Soo, soo, sook," they cry of the water merchants of the captial of Arakis whom we never even saw in the film.
    I see this Dune duet of films more like 1981's Excalibur, which was very wrong from the perspective of any single Arthurian legend source but incorporated and stylized ALL of them for a "meta-Arthurian legend" and it was a fantastic homage to the entire body of work. I think this will be as well.

  • Merritt Animation
    Merritt Animation Před 3 měsíci +4

    It will be interesting to be able to compare all three live action adaptations of Dune and the choices they made once we have a complete picture for Villeneuve’s take. All so far have their own takes on the source material that have influenced the following ones as much as the book itself at times.

  • David Kinsey
    David Kinsey Před 3 měsíci +3

    I really hope they do Dune Messiah and make it a trilogy. I would love how they deal with Frank Herbert's take on the danger of heroes.

    • SamiiYou
      SamiiYou Před 2 měsíci

      That's not a bad idea but the thing is that not really that much happens in that book IIRC. Actually, the if they started doing the sequels then you would basically have long drawn out sequences of people meditating or speaking to each other in ancient Egyptian.

  • BaskingInObscurity
    BaskingInObscurity Před 3 měsíci +4

    Irulan's story throughout the Dune series is more complicated and more important than often clear to the reader, as well as from the Bene Gesserit's point of view. Mind you, there's a subset of the Bene Gesserit that harbors the true memories of very long term plans secret from the vast majority of sisters, including the general leadership. On top of that, the sisters are subject to human emotions like anybody else, despite their self-control training and the demands of obedience from their mothers' memories' voices; therefor personally-motivated defiance and small conspiracies develop. Jessica is one of those aware (somewhat) of her importance in the primary Bene Gesserit breeding program yet defies the sisterhood-a major plot point in the first movie, the gravity of which may elude first time enjoyers of the Dune universe. Large portions of Irulan's tale as written in canon and in Frank Herbert's postmortem (dismissible apocrypha to a substantial portion of the fan base) remains somewhat mysterious. She knows and writes about events she should not know, although she spends a great deal of her life present in the background. As long as the movie version of her character makes sense and remains faithful to canon, and as long as it avoids goofiness and merely gratuitous plots inconsistent with the canon SPIRIT of her character, I'm all in. It was a flaw of Herbert's not to have developed her more; but he likely had not yet fleshed out the magnitude of her importance when he wrote the first books. So far, I am greatly pleased with this cinematic rendition. In fact, the previous movies had diverged or deleted so much from the scripts that I have recently come to realize I have forgotten many details later in the first book. I'm jazzed. I've been obsessed with the Dune universe since introduced to it in 8th Grade. All of my original copies of every Dune book remains in my library; but I haven't read the original trilogy in two or three decades. Time to dig them out of storage!

  • Hippida
    Hippida Před 2 měsíci +1

    Tyvm for this. As a kind of newcomer to the DUNEiverse, I really appreciate how well you explain your view of the trailer, and how this may show what we got waiting for us in part 2.
    Part 1 is very high on my list of great movies, no matter category. I am so looking forward to this movie!

  • JediMind Trix
    JediMind Trix Před 3 měsíci +5

    I never read the books but my buddy has and always talked them up as being great. I asked him what he thought about the movie adaptation and he said considering how in depth the books are and just how much content there is to cover that the movie did a pretty decent job with condensing the content for the screen. I thought the first movie was quite interesting....I really enjoyed it. Looking forward to this one a lot!

  • Ron Feland
    Ron Feland Před 3 měsíci +55

    Only thing you missed is that House Atreides didn't just "take over the planet Arrakis", they were specifically sent to Arrakis, by the Emperor, in a plot to destroy Duke Leto and House Atreides. Duke Leto was rising in status and influence and was seen as a potential rival to the Emperor. The Emperor used the poor spice harvesting of House Harkonnen as an excuse to make the change. Otherwise, excellent video.

    • flamingspinach
      flamingspinach Před 2 měsíci +7

      They covered that in depth in their earlier video about the part 1 movie. This video is mainly about the trailer for part 2, so it's understandable that they kind of skimmed over the details when recapping part 1.

  • Richard Munt
    Richard Munt Před 2 měsíci +3

    I just want all the unused footage put together into a bloody long multi part series. Love the first film and the 2nd looks just as good.

  • Michael Stone
    Michael Stone Před 3 měsíci +2

    Interesting choice for Irulan, she is depited as tall and statuesque and pugh is much shorter. Im fascinated to see how Walken approaches potrays the role of Shaddam.

  • SoppingClam
    SoppingClam Před 3 měsíci +2

    How you manage analyse to the complex Dune story into this trailer is fricken amazing. I think I'll watch Dune 2 only once and wait until after you have released your first video with your interpretation then watch it again. I read a few of the books a long time ago but this is like an executive summary of a 300 page report.
    From the way you clarify the scenes from parts of the different books is sublime. Do you have a photographic memory? Apart from your clarifications I humorously smirked by your uses of words. "..the phallic worm" and the Mike Jagger & Sting reference with the Rockstar/Psychopath description. The entrance to the fight scene somehow sexualised by looking like a vulva.
    Shame I missed these after re-watching The Expanse just recently. Didn't know you did them as well. Impressive.

  • FiveSigma
    FiveSigma Před 2 měsíci

    I'm really interested to see if the last line spoken in the book is kept in, or if the inevitable woke backlash to it will make DV think it's not worth the hassle. It doesn't really matter as it isn't all that vital to the story's main beats (at least within the parameters of book one).

  • CerberusKnox
    CerberusKnox Před 3 měsíci +2

    Pretty amazed that Count Fenring and his wife are showing up in the movie, I had them counted out from the start. My expectations are pretty low but I'd love to be wrong. It's just so difficult for a film to get into the depths of what makes these books so good.

  • Dat_Ella*
    Dat_Ella* Před 3 měsíci +7

    Im glad for people like you and Quinn existing. I watched the movie for the first time not knowing anything about Dune and it was meh. Knowing more about it got me hooked and I eagerly expect November

  • Christopher Willis
    Christopher Willis Před 3 měsíci +3

    I loved the Lady Irulan stuff in the Sci Fi version, hoping they continue to do interesting things with her in the movie adaptation

  • Will420 High
    Will420 High Před 3 měsíci

    Amazing take! As always we can learn a lot of the lore in a single video!

  • Gaynor Head
    Gaynor Head Před měsícem

    I read all the Dune books when I was a teenager nearly 50 years ago! Couldn’t wait for it to be made into a film. I have loved it every version to date especially the latest version. Roll on November….. I’d book my seat now if I could.

  • H. H.
    H. H. Před 2 měsíci

    15:34 The book "Dune" was written in 1965, not long after the movie "Lawrence of Arabia" came out in 1962, and the connection between the two stories is obvious enough to suggest it was an inspiration. In that film, some of the earliest characterization of Lawrence is his tolerance for pain and discomfort: First he's showing fellow soldiers a "trick" where he holds a lighter to his hand without even flinching and when he asked what the trick is he says "the 'trick' is not caring that it hurts". Second, when he is sent with an Bedouin guide to contact the Arab rebels, his guide is surprised that he is fine no drinking any more water than an Bedouin. The first one in particular really makes me wonder if this hand pain test and the theme of tolerance tests might have been inspired by Lawrence of Arabia somewhat (even if OBVIOUSLY that's the not the only place one could get such an inspiration).

  • Curtis Galper
    Curtis Galper Před 3 měsíci +9

    The marking/scarring of Jessica's nostril could also be from the nose-tubing of her stillsuit, mentioned several times in the books.

  • Jean-Wesley New
    Jean-Wesley New Před 3 měsíci +11

    I always love the contrast between the 1st book of Dune and later books. 1st book is Paul the hero. After that, Paul becomes everything he fought against.

    • Bojangbn Stevich
      Bojangbn Stevich Před 2 měsíci +2

      And the first book is the most simple story. After that it gets more and more complicated.

    • koko40800
      koko40800 Před 25 dny

      "Either you die a hero or you live long enough to become the villain"...We learn much more about the limits of Paul's 'Total Power' (he is KH, Mentat, and the most powerful Emperor in the history of the universe, and still feels helpless) in Dune Messiah (Part 3)...and we also see Paul become perhaps, an even worse Emperor than the man he replaced, in terms of how many deaths he caused

    • koko40800
      koko40800 Před 25 dny

      And had Jessica complied with the original BG plan, bore a daughter, and been grandmother to the KH, all the Jihad and violence would have been avoided...60 billion people died in the Fremen Jihad...the BG's original plan was to unite the two most powerful, warring Houses (Atreides and Harkonnen) through marriage (the united 'family' would also hold a plurality of CHOAM shares), and their son would become KH and take the Emperor's throne peacefully...no doubt by marrying the Emperor's daughter (why the BG deprived the Emperor a son)....so perhaps it can be said that Jessica caused all that violence by thwarting the BG plan

  • Chickenmonger
    Chickenmonger Před měsícem

    5:40 There are Ecology Stations mentioned in the books. Could be that instead of a Sietch. I can’t recall if that is in the first movie. Scenes do take place around them. I always imagined a Sietch to be protected in more mundane ways. Though the Fremen are not without acumen, considering they make the finest suits to survive the desert, and are practically born into them. Though the way the Sietch is portrayed suggests a den or Warren feel. Musky and unfamiliar to him as he arrives. Mysterious in there meandering, and somewhat naturalistic and tribal.

  • carson bode
    carson bode Před 3 měsíci +5

    I like the idea of giving Irulan a sub-plot since her narrative role in the books just wouldn't translate well to film. Hopefully we'll get a few other justified divergences from the source material, like actually seeing the final battle instead of hanging out in a room with two senior citizens and a toddler.

  • amorca
    amorca Před 3 měsíci +1

    This explanation was just as engrossing as the trailer! Thank you for putting this together.

  • Filip Studený
    Filip Studený Před 3 měsíci +2

    What I don't like about the movies is the character changes and some missing plot points, but what I absolutely love is the design of everything.
    The armor and the technology has this nice box like look to it.

  • Bob
    Bob Před 2 měsíci

    I'm assuming Irulan was sent ahead of Shaddam as something of a scout and to prepare the planet for his arival. And having come from the books these movies seem to be a great adaptation that both faithfully adapt and build on the book.

  • Jammy
    Jammy Před 3 měsíci +8

    your videos go so in depth and i love how the videos are laid out. so happy you're back!

  • Mubarak Usman
    Mubarak Usman Před 3 měsíci +1

    Man I don’t have the words to describe my elation that you’re making videos again. I’m not joking when I say that I’ve watched every video on this channel at least twice. Great stuff Schwifty!

  • Pork Chop
    Pork Chop Před 3 měsíci +53

    This channel is so well made, great videos!

  • Cole
    Cole Před 3 měsíci +4

    It's been a while since a big budget movie didn't insult my intelligence. I was pleasantly surprised by the first movie. Your excellent coverage of the lore alongside the creative license the director takes while deeply respecting the original work is phenomenal. Great video.

    • Guinea Pig Everyday
      Guinea Pig Everyday Před 3 měsíci

      Same here. I rlly enjoyed Dune becuz it didnt treat you like a baby. But apparently ppl were angry at that? Kind of goes to show modern cinema that ppl complain all the time that everything is dumb and stupid but when something comes up that actually challenges ppl a bit or doesnt explain itself, then its pretentious bullshit

  • Quinstol
    Quinstol Před 3 měsíci +3

    He doesn't get a lot of characterization in the original novel, but I get the impression that Rabban was of at least average intelligence and the Baron was judging him unfairly based on his appearance and brutality. My primary basis for believing this is the fact that he recognizes the Fremen for the threat they are, and had an inkling of their true numbers and fighting ability. Rabban never does anything terribly stupid in the book, though it's true that he also never does anything particularly clever.
    I think the Baron's has two reasons for favoring Feyd. First, Feyd is young and hasn't been entrusted with any responsibilities of note, so he has a pretty clean track record, unlike Rabban who had the job of governing one of the harshest worlds in the known galaxy. Second, Feyd is sexy and the Baron is a horny dude. Feyd does some devious stuff, but he doesn't seem super intelligent and his main coup was a manipulation of Thufir Hawat's.

    • Alt Shift X
      Alt Shift X  Před 3 měsíci +4

      Yeah, I agree with this.
      The book hints at it -- after Rabban asks a smart question, the Baron thinks “That was a penetrating question”, “Have I misjudged this nephew?” (Dune, Chapter 26)
      But it looks like the movies are going for a simpler dumber characterisation of Rabban.

    • Renáta Béres
      Renáta Béres Před 3 měsíci

      Rabban gets much more characterization in the Brian Herbert books, and they also imply he wasn't completely idiot(though as you said he wasn't genius either). He even was capable to learn - as years passed he learned somehow control his anger with more or less success-but he really was slow learner.
      I got the sense Rabban was relatively good in militaristic related things, probably he wouldn't have been terrible commander, but politics really weren't his strongest qualities.

    • Renáta Béres
      Renáta Béres Před 3 měsíci

      Rabban 's doom was he wasn't enough smart to realize Feyd will be his downfall. He could have killed Feyd when he was a child, though the Baron would have punished him (he also punished Rabban when he killed his own father, not because the Baron would have liked his brother so much, but because that was the moment when he realized Rabban can be a threat for him). Maybe better, if he would have killed the Baron, but I guess it was risky.

  • When All is Said & Done (WAISAD)

    In another allegedly leaked scene, doesn't Stilgar show Jessica huge reservoir of water? If that's the case, then does Chani not know of or at least never seen that water reservoir?
    Because if she is aware of them, I don't get why she couldn't imagine what drowning is. Unless she's fibbing to Paul.

    • Sidney Spence
      Sidney Spence Před měsícem

      In the books, chani is aware of the water reservoirs

  • VideoNozoki
    VideoNozoki Před 3 měsíci +4

    I've missed your channel; it is very nice to have you back. (GoT is "dead to me" -- I hate how they destroyed such a great thing with the final 1-2 years (-_-;).) A very sad side effect of that is beautiful channels like this one have been abandoned. I am glad to see we have some material (Dune) worth your excellent commentary. ((I've missed your voice and beautiful video style.))
    Keep up the great work,
    Cheers -

  • Bayuuk
    Bayuuk Před měsícem

    I hope they get to Messiah so we can see Pugh in a larger light too. It’s such an interesting dynamic

  • Tony Rosario
    Tony Rosario Před 3 měsíci

    Awesome video! Forgot how good of a storyteller you are, so glad to see you back! 🍻

  • Mark Robinson
    Mark Robinson Před 3 měsíci +2

    Very sensible trailer explanation. And quite entertaining as well. Well done!

  • evil brat
    evil brat Před 3 měsíci +2

    Been with "DUNE" since the Seventys after reading the first paperback book, DUNE. Have since then read the whole series. That is the way, in my mind, to know "DUNE." Movies are nice but holding paper & reading the books give way more info and satisfaction to the mind.

  • JackWill
    JackWill Před 3 měsíci +9

    Alt Shift X showing up to give us little tid bits about good things that make the experience that much better. Thanks for what you do, man.

  • Somewhere Upthere
    Somewhere Upthere Před 3 měsíci

    I love your videos. There's nothing I like watching more. Are you still going to do a breakdown on all the sequels?

  • O G
    O G Před 3 měsíci +2

    I'd love to see you talk more about the other movies, especially the second one which I think is my favourite

  • Matt M
    Matt M Před 3 měsíci +1

    Great to see that Thomas Flight video get mentioned. The Sound Design on Dune Pt1 was fantastic and sadly Sound Design gets overlooked quite often.

  • 16+10=Hit
    16+10=Hit Před 3 měsíci +2

    Great Mother! I finished reading the first Dune book days ago and now this drops. I'm super hyped for part 2.

  • Atreides Pendragon
    Atreides Pendragon Před 3 měsíci

    I just hope this time... will finally be the time that a movie / director make it past the first Dune and Children of Dune so we can finally get to see the other amazing books come to life.

  • Ugochukwu Okoye
    Ugochukwu Okoye Před 3 měsíci +5

    This should have being a series. Would be a great addition to HBO and become the next game of thrones

  • Frizzleman
    Frizzleman Před 3 měsíci +2

    Having just watched dune part one for the first time like three days ago I am beyond excited for part two. So much exciting content coming out in the coming years between andor season two and dine part two it’ll be a good few years for sequels.

  • Joe Ackley
    Joe Ackley Před 3 měsíci

    Great video man! As usual. Please keep the Dune content coming!

  • Innie Plays
    Innie Plays Před 3 měsíci

    Wooop! Feels like a present every time you release a video! Thanks for the awesome and GREAT content as always! And all the knowledge we learn with it! :D

  • The Real Albrecht Dürer
    The Real Albrecht Dürer Před 3 měsíci

    A perfect analysis as always. Doesn't it seem like Part 2 is or should be at least 3.5 hours long?

  • Altronbee
    Altronbee Před 2 měsíci +1

    one thing i really dont understand about the second movie is that in the first and second trailer some people are wielding rifles, and ships have gun turrets, are shields not as effective at stopping projectile weapons as we originally thought? or do they fire special rounds that slow down then speed up once past the shield? really wanna hear peoples opinions on this

  • davepau
    davepau Před 3 měsíci +3

    I'm happy that Lady Jessica and Irulan will have bigger role in this movie, they are really good character.

  • Brendan Richardson
    Brendan Richardson Před 2 měsíci

    Dude I love your videos so much, the first video you did about dune got me to read the book and I’m halfway thru the third I love your analysis and breakdown. Thank you so much for putting me onto my favorite book of all time!!

  • JMS
    JMS Před 3 měsíci +1

    Damn... You're probably explaining the movie AND making it sound better than it will actually be 😂. Nice work!

  • sherry wallis
    sherry wallis Před 2 měsíci +1

    Looking forward to the second season of Dune, but, although he's a very good actor, I do have an issue with the casting of Timothy Chalmet as Paul, because he doesn't look like the could stand up in a strong wind. It's very hard for me to see him as someone who could prevail in a fight, especially someone like the nephew. The really lovely surprise to this is how refreshingly tood that Zendaya is as Chani.

  • Timothy O'Connor
    Timothy O'Connor Před 2 měsíci +1

    Excellent synopsis. Well done!

  • BEL sab
    BEL sab Před 2 měsíci

    Lissan Al-Gaib is a combination of two arabic words that have different meanings. "Lissan" could mean the tongue, the language, the words, the voice, the speaking. "Al-gaib" could mean the hidden one, the traveller, the absent one, the one to await, the one we can't see, the one who is far away. So the name means a lot of things all in the same time. The writer knew what he was doing.

  • XxMrHollywood
    XxMrHollywood Před 3 měsíci +13

    God this guy does such a good job on these videos ❤

  • Lana Signal
    Lana Signal Před 2 měsíci +1

    This video essay is the best referenced ive ever seen. Great editing and script

  • Jason McAllister
    Jason McAllister Před 3 měsíci

    Wish they would have kept the weirding module. Sound as a weapon was so cool, and playing Emperor Battle for Dune, final mission using Fedaykin hidden and covered by rocks repeatedly killing Harkonnen heavy attack tanks and vehicles, seeing that circular wave of sound rip through the armor, CHA..... So badass.

  • aachelabelaaron also
    aachelabelaaron also Před měsícem

    Irulan might appear minor, but her influence is everywhere. We the readers are drawn into her history-making, whether or not it is subjective and self-serving.

  • Cosmic Burrito
    Cosmic Burrito Před 3 měsíci +1

    Love your content man. Been here since the early GoT Explained episodes. Keep up the good stuff :D

  • Nikolai Borissenko
    Nikolai Borissenko Před 2 měsíci +1

    So happy to have you back ASX. Missed your work big man.

  • Saoirse del Tufo
    Saoirse del Tufo Před 3 měsíci +4

    Usually I'm against big changes from the book (especially one this good!) but more Florence Pugh can only be good! Definitely not convinced by the look of Feyd-Rautha - I always pictured him younger, darker and more attractive, though you did give a nice explanation for the common Harkonnen look
    I'm curious to see how they approach Count Fenring and Alia, two of the most interesting characters in the first book - the latter especially feels very hard to put to film for obvious reasons to those who've read the book, and could be so easy to mess up

    • Matthieu Le Brun
      Matthieu Le Brun Před 3 měsíci +6

      I think the shields, the sandworms, and the Voice are things that easily look very very goofy if handled poorly. I'll be very interested to see how they handle the toddler who literally talks like an adult. It needs to be as unsettling to the viewer as it is for the characters, but somehow without falling into uncanny valley.

    • Saoirse del Tufo
      Saoirse del Tufo Před 3 měsíci +2

      @Matthieu Le Brun Yeah, I'm worried that the two obvious solutions are a very young child actor or CGI, both of which have obvious flaws...

    • Michael Castro
      Michael Castro Před 3 měsíci +2

      Especially considering how his uncle was always hot and bothered by being around him...

    • Black Beard
      Black Beard Před 2 měsíci

      i think your comment is backwards af

  • Charles Weisinger
    Charles Weisinger Před 2 měsíci

    its oddly weird to hear you speak of anything but Game of Thrones. Man those were good times. Bless you Alt. You are the best reviewer ever in all of youtube lore.

  • Rose Carr
    Rose Carr Před měsícem

    I couldn’t believe my ears, but KickThePJ you’ve got a very recognizable voice and say specific words in a way that I knew it was you! Good on ya for building such a great channel.

  • redryan20000
    redryan20000 Před 3 měsíci +1

    I wonder if they'll reveal the secret about the Atreides and Harkonnens we learn somewhat early on in the book.

  • Arnold Vales
    Arnold Vales Před 3 měsíci +1

    Clicked on the like button while the video was just loading. I just wish you would also cover other good shows like "Pantheon" and "Fired on Mars" to name a few. They surely deserve your thoughtful analysis.

  • pjaro77
    pjaro77 Před 3 měsíci

    I hope the second film will contain the scene of searching of the secret message from Margot in the botanic room. In some retrospective way.

    GOT-RAIDER-CAMUS Před 3 měsíci +3

    We missed you Alt ❤️ glad you guys are back.

  • OfficialCharles
    OfficialCharles Před 2 měsíci +1

    I've watched the first movie 6 times now and i still can't get enough

  • Paranoid Delusion
    Paranoid Delusion Před 3 měsíci

    I look forward to your explained videos every time! Thank you for your hard work @AltShiftX!

  • Richard Hansen
    Richard Hansen Před 3 měsíci

    Awesome insight and meticulous narrative- thanks Alt Shift X!

  • Cat Mate
    Cat Mate Před měsícem

    In the book the description of Irulan's character is often contradictory: on one hand she is too shallow and narcissistic to become a good Bene Gesserit but on the other hand she is a scholar (meaning very smart) and she truly loves Paul (meaning she is not a narcissist because that kind is incapable of love). In the Children of Dune, she devotes herself completely to the protection of Paul's children which, again, is not what a narcissist would do. I disagree that Irulan is a minor character. I actually always had sympathy for her and I think that her character is not very well written. This is really an issue of the plot where Herbert needs Irulan to act as a "good guy" at times but also needs her to represent the "bad guys" on other occasions. These issues could probably have been resolved had Herbert edited the book a few more times over a period of, say, two years, but I guess that would not have been a realistic expectation.

  • thesaxguru
    thesaxguru Před 3 měsíci

    This is great!! Thanks!!! Dune is one of the greatest sci-fi works ever written!!!