As of today (October 22), Dune is finally out there for the world to see. One of the biggest productions held back by the pandemic, the hype for this one has been huge. Not only does it come from acclaimed filmmaker Denis Villeneuve, it’s based on a beloved property — Frank Herbert’s best-selling fantasy novels. It features the most talented cast you’ll see anywhere in a movie this year. It includes Timothee Chalamet, Zendaya, Oscar Isaac, Rebecca Ferguson, Jason Momoa, and Dave Bautista.
So with Dune at last playing in both theaters and streaming on HBO Max in the U.S., the people of the internet are sharing their initial reactions to the film on social media — with what appears to be an overwhelming majority hailing it as a triumph.
Many think Villeneuve has outdone himself on this one, with folks praising it as a visual feast filled with great performances, making it an all-round unmissable viewing experience. A lot of reactions are even labeling it as one of the defining movies of this era.
Something that’s being said a lot is that, is that while it might be easier to stream it, it’s worth making the effort to see Dune on the biggest screen possible.
Fans of the books also promise you will not be disappointed.
You need to watch it for, uh, the plot. Yes, the plot.
Momoa maniacs, this one’s for you, too.
And let’s not forget all the love being shared for Rebecca Ferguson, who a lot of tweeters think steals the show.
The superlatives are, indeed, flowing …
… including this especially bold one.
People are already getting hyped for Dune: Part Two.
The good news is that Warner Bros. Pictures seems committed to continuing the Dune universe, even before gauging its box office and HBO Max performance. So make sure to catch what could be the opening chapter in cinema’s next big franchise this weekend.