November 28, 2005


A few years ago, the SciFi channel embarked on an epic miniseries: Dune. The followers of Frank Herbert's most famous novel can be considered as picky as any, and the minor disappointment of the first film was legitimate cause for concern. After watching the miniseries, I think it was expertly crafted and it brings to life the world of Arrakis and the spice beautifully. There were certainly some changes made for dramatic emphasis, but the freedom to expand upon the story within four and half hours really pays off.

There are three things this miniseries does very well. The first is the costumes and sets. A lot of effort was put forth into building a realistic and colorful world in the city of Arrakis, the desert, and in the houses of the families involved. The second are the special effects, which are very well done. The only problem I noticed was that some of the fake buildings and fires were clearly fake, if one pays close attention. The third are the sound effects, which are very immersing and of high quality.

I am looking forward to watching the SciFi sequel, Children of Dune.

Posted by josuah at November 28, 2005 3:39 AM UTC+00:00

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