Twelve years after the emperor's death, the Fremen armies have successfully subdued all known planets, killing off millions in numerous battles. The desert plant Arrakis 'Dune' has become an imperial...
After the end of the world, Earth is a thirsty planet ruled by vicious warlords. One woman is brave enough to fight back; she bands together five warriors to save her town and their ... See full summary »
After finishing work on the mini-series, James McAvoy would do voice work on the 2004 Danish fantasy drama film "Strings", which in that film McAvoy provided the voice of the film's lead protagonist Hal Tara, a prince whom leaves his city to avenge his father The Kahro of Hebalom, whom he believes was assassinated by a tribe of warriors called The Zeriths and falls in love with a Zerith warrior woman named Zita. Leto II (McAvoy) is the son of Emperor Paul Atreides (Alec Newman) whom avenged his assassinated father Duke Leto Atreides (William Hurt) and falls in love with a Freman woman named Chani (Barbora Kodetova) whom is Leto II's mother. See more »
Jessica's eyes are no longer blue-within-blue, the eyes of the ibad, in Children of Dune, as they were in Dune. Despite the fact she has spent the last several decades on Caladan it is impossible for the eyes to switch back to their normal shade once they have turned. See more »
I'm here, Father, as you knew I would be. We go forward; we go back. Don't be afraid. We're pre-born, my sister and I. Thanks to our mother and the spice... thanks to you! Yes, Father, it is me! Use my eyes, Father. Let me see for you.
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Now this is more like it! While the Sci-Fi version of 'Dune' was much better than the pathetic 1984 David Lynch version, I felt it still suffered from the 'gotta be way out there' syndrome. It was decent, but badly directed and overacted (witness the Guild Reps doing Tai Chi when they talk). Overall it was fair but not really notable.
This version is fantastic however. For me, this is what Sci-Fi should be all about. They took two of Herbert's books (Dune Messiah, Children of Dune) and combined them into a mini-series that actually takes the material seriously and doesn't try to hard to be different. I thought Leto was excellently done, Alia even better, Ghanima a little less than I expected. The effects were good, but I thought the story was actually the driving force for a change.
All in all a great effort. Now let's see if they do 'God-Emporer of Dune'
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