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A few of the many reasons why this movie completely sucks


All the inner dialogue. It's awful. It's constant. It's too much. You can't make a movie that is completely driven by voiceovers like this. It sucks. Even Irulan's explanatory voiceovers blow as well.

The acting and dialogue just plain suck too. "A million deaths are not enough for Yueh." "Am I alive?" "You are Paul Muad'Dib." "She is soooo beautiful." Ugh; and that's just from 5 minutes of the movie. Sean Young was never that beautiful. It's all just laughable.

The Baron is so ridiculously over-the-top comic-book evil. He wasn't quite portrayed that way in the book - there was nuance.

It's just bad, bad, bad, from start to finish.




I want the doctor to take your picture so I can look at you from inside as well.

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Well you are certainly entitled to your opinion ...

-It's only after we've lost everything that we're free to do anything-

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Why, thank you, yin-yang man!




I want the doctor to take your picture so I can look at you from inside as well.

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I vehemently disagree with you on one point. Sean Young not being beautiful.

That's an insane fallacy and I imagine someday you'll recant that statement.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2uOzV4glRs

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You notice how she dropped out of being an A-lister quick? She's insane and impossible to work with. So, yes, the fact that she's insane also affects how beautiful she is to me.




I want the doctor to take your picture so I can look at you from inside as well.

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Well, sanity is about the rarest thing on the planet. You start looking for sane women you might as well be looking for El Dorado.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2uOzV4glRs

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Some of us embrace all of these points for why we love this movie.

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The inner monologue is one of my favorite things about the film, it gives insight to characters' inner workings in a way you typically only get in novels, and it helps fill in some story gaps - plus to me, at least, it connects better with the book. Even with the changes made from the original material, Frank Herbert was very positive towards the way David Lynch presented the story.

I don't know if you're aware of this but I've already changed things. I killed Ben Linus.
--Sayid

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Indeed.

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