Originally Posted by wojt
music was great, effects were meh, overall good movie but one that would benefit from being split in two parts(unlike boring Hobbit)
As someone who loved the book, I thought the movie's visual style - cinematography, costumes, sets, etc. - were excellent. I also recall the actors doing the material good justice. David Lynch's directorial warped take on everything was perfect (especially the Baron).
But Dune is heavily cerebral material and tough to visualize - hence all the scenes where you hear the character's thoughts - and is a big reason why the ending, versus the book, just got butchered into a star-wars esque, tatooine worm shoot 'em up fest. I've read that Lynch got forced into that by the studios and test audiences clamoring for a different ending than what he originally wanted to do, too bad.
Over the years there have been a number of rumors of a proper re-do, but it still hasn't happened. They've definitely got the tech now to do the visuals justice, we'll see....