By Nina Heyn

Canadian director Denis Villeneuve has always made interesting films. After his intriguing sci-fi tale Arrival, he was brave and talented enough to make Blade Runner 2049, which is a sequel to the iconic Ridley Scott’s dark vision of an AI-populated future. If you have not seen Dune: Part One directed by Villeneuve in 2021, it might be a good idea to check it out before seeing the second part that has just hit the theaters. Already with that first installment, Villeneuve managed to bring Frank Herbert’s vision to our modern times, outdistancing the flawed adaptation from 1984. Dune: Part Two has become an instant box office success, garnering over $370M in the first fortnight of its worldwide release.

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