IIRC at the half way point Paul is really introduced to the Fremen... His journey up has a long way to go
I've heard rumors that it ends after the Jamis fight or shortly thereafter.
I'm actually a little envious of you - reading Dune for the first time as a kid- changed what I thought what "books" could be. The story (in the book) is different form anything you've seen/read/heard before (although people have been ripping it off forever - including George Lucas), super complex, with a TON of important characters, not just fluff. The "world" it created set the standard for what became the term "World-Building" in literature and movies. The only other book that comes close in this regard is Lord of the Rings, and for my money LOTR is a distant second in making me believe this story I was reading could be a "real" place... IMHO.So, full disclosure I know nothing of this story. I'm old enough to remember when the Lynch film came out, but I never saw it. Never read the book or watched the SyFy miniseries either. The only reason I'm even remotely interested in this film is because of the cast. Having seen the trailers now I am so pumped for this! Can't wait to see it in IMAX!
I'm the opposite. I read the book when I was 10 or 11, and I can still see the images I imagined when reading it as a kid.This is one of those times where I read the book because my old man told me I ought to, and liked it well enough, but it didn't really stick with me and I didn't ever follow up with any sequels. I only vaguely remember the plot, and I don't recall the writing giving me a really good feel for the look of the world or its tech. Which I guess makes sense given how wildly different this production looks from the overall style of the 80's movie. Lots of room for interpretation I guess.
With that out of the way, this movie looks really good and it's full of actors I like. I'm kind of hoping it will give me a reason to go back and try the book again with a couple of decades on me since the last read.
I too read Dune when it was published. Was a little older at that time. As a fan of science fiction movies, I look forward to the Dune remake. Must agree that the previews seem to be of the same mold. Book offers so many rich themes with its water focus, worms, spice, and the math involved behind folding space.I'm the opposite. I read the book when I was 10 or 11, and I can still see the images I imagined when reading it as a kid.
Those images are bright and sunny and colorful and ornate - like Moorish architecture in Morroco.
The art direction in this film looks dark and desaturated and oversimplified, compared to what I saw in my imagination. It looks like a remake of the David Lynch film to me, more than a reimagining of the source material.
I'm very disappointed in the art direction.
They should have hired the Game of Thrones art team.