Saw “Dune” the other day

Got it on DVD from the library. I’m a sucker for sci-fi, even (sometimes especially) bad sci-fi. I loved, f’rinstance, the Queen of Outer Space, which should be part of every film lover’s library of deliciously dreadful movies. But Dune is one of those films the falls through the cracks. Too good to deliciously dreadful, too boring, talky and expository to be enjoyable. It was just a yawn. I gave up and went to bed halfway through. One proud alma mater note: Kyle MacLachlan, who played Paul Atreides, is a graduate of the University of Washington Professional Actor Training Program. He later burst on the stage of public consciousness as Fred Flintstone’s evil boss in The Flintstones.


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