Many people consider “Dune” to be David Lynch’s worst film. It’s not. However, it is deeply flawed and Lynch himself would be the first one to tell you that.
Sometimes it’s because of the writing, other times it’s the condensed (and imposed) running time, the overuse of narration to fill in the gaps, and some of the performances.
That being said, the look of the film is amazing and definitely not a “Star Wars” clone. Can you imagine what David Lynch’s “Return of the Jedi” would have looked like? Also, any film that allowed Lynch to meet the actors who would soon inhabit his “Blue Velvet” and “Twin Peaks” universes can not be all bad.
This trailer, by the way, is epic.