Dune: Part Two reviews heap praise on the Frank Herbert adaptation as it scores ... trends now

Dune: Part Two reviews heap praise on the Frank Herbert adaptation as it scores ... trends now
Dune: Part Two reviews heap praise on the Frank Herbert adaptation as it scores ... trends now

Dune: Part Two reviews heap praise on the Frank Herbert adaptation as it scores ... trends now

The reviews are starting to trickle in for Dune Part 2, and they're even better than the first installment.

Director Denis Villeneuve tackled author Frank Herbert's massive 1965 sci-fi masterpiece with a two-part film, splitting the 896-page book in half.

The first film - 2021's Dune - was praised by critics as well, to the tune of an impressive 83% score on Rotten Tomatoes out of 509 reviews, and a 90% audience rating as well.

The first wave of reviews have come in for Dune Part 2 ahead of its March 1 release, earning an incredible 97% from 112 reviews on Rotten Tomatoes, as the stars such as Timothee Chalamet and Zendaya continue a global press tour.

While it's RT score will likely fluctuate as more reviews come in, the film only has three negative reviews thus far.

The reviews are starting to trickle in for Dune Part 2, and they're even better than the first installment

The reviews are starting to trickle in for Dune Part 2, and they're even better than the first installment

The first wave of reviews have come in for Dune Part 2 ahead of its March 1 release, earning an incredible 97% from 112 reviews on Rotten Tomatoes , as the stars such as Timothee Chalamet and Zendaya continue a global press tour

The first wave of reviews have come in for Dune Part 2 ahead of its March 1 release, earning an incredible 97% from 112 reviews on Rotten Tomatoes , as the stars such as Timothee Chalamet and Zendaya continue a global press tour

The film is set on the planet of Arrakis, where young Paul Atreides (Chalamet) teams up with Chani (Zendaya) and her Fremen people to take back what his rightfully his.

The novel is widely considered one of the best sci-fi novels of all time, but previous attempts to adapt it have failed, including an unproduced version by Alejandro Jodorowsky that was chronicled in the 2013 documentary Jodorowsky's Dune, a 1984 adaptation by David Lynch and a 2000 mini-series.

Villeneuve's decision to split the massive book in half appears to have paid off, with a resounding response from critics, many of whom weren't huge fans of the 2021 first half. 

Many of the critics praised the film's gargantuan scope, including Rolling Stone's David Fear.

'Villeneuve has outdone himself. More importantly, he’s done justice to the scope and scale and sheer weirdness of a stoner-lit touchstone’s back half without, pun intended, sanding away its edges.'

Variety's Peter Debruge admitted that splitting the movie in two halves was a 'massive gamble' that somehow paid off.

'Whatever you do, don’t mistake this follow-up for a sequel. It’s the second half of a saga,' Debruge admitted.

While the 2021 film set up the world, Debruge adds Part Two, 'graduates from the world-building thrills of the 2021 original to a meaty, all-encompassing narrative.'

Villeneuve's decision to split the massive book in half appears to have paid off, with a resounding response from critics, many of whom weren't huge fans of the 2021 first half

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