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conchobhar

What's Shenmue?
I don't hate the Lynch version. It's messy and overstuffed (and completely botches the third act), but it's got such a neat look to it. The set design is like a mixture of baroque architecture and steampunk, then shot like a noir film. Bizarre but undeniably fascinating. The costume design is a bit hit-or-miss but I love, love that the design for mentats is just Huge Eyebrows— inexplicable but hilarious.
 

Johnny Unusual

(He/Him)
I don't hate the Lynch version. It's messy and overstuffed (and completely botches the third act), but it's got such a neat look to it. The set design is like a mixture of baroque architecture and steampunk, then shot like a noir film. Bizarre but undeniably fascinating. The costume design is a bit hit-or-miss but I love, love that the design for mentats is just Huge Eyebrows— inexplicable but hilarious.
Aesthetically, there's a lot to like in that movie. It is often unapologetically gross in a bold way for a big budget sci-fi epic.

Which makes this even more wild.

 

Positronic Brain

Out Of Warranty
(He/him)
I think it's probably a little bit of both. (MacLachlan definitely looks older than Chalamet does in a direct age to age comparison.)
Yep. It's not about how old they are but how old they are allowed to look. Compare as well Zendaya's perfume commercials with how she's dressed and made up here to make her look younger.
 

Adrenaline

Post Reader
(He/Him)
They seem to be showing the Fremen rebellion against the Harkonnens, so I don't know how they're stretching the remainder of the book into a second movie.
 

conchobhar

What's Shenmue?
They seem to be showing the Fremen rebellion against the Harkonnens, so I don't know how they're stretching the remainder of the book into a second movie.
I think that, since the natural point to split the novel is after the Harkonnen attack/Paul and Jessica fleeing into the desert and joining the Fremen, they've just invented an earlier showdown between the Harkonnen forces and the Fremen to serve as this movie's climax.
 
I think there is a non-zero chance that Rabban doesn't survive this movie. So events may be moved around a bit.
 

Positronic Brain

Out Of Warranty
(He/him)
I think there is a non-zero chance that Rabban doesn't survive this movie. So events may be moved around a bit.
But then who will be in charge of the Harkonnen garrison in Dune in part 2 for the Emperor and the Baron to get mad to? Does this means Feydd will get to do something besides look pretty?
 
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