A rare deepwater Jew
- Sep 30, 2019
I thought it was pretty good. They kept in a lot of the political intrigue and cynical outlook that made the book interesting (for me). I think ultimately how they handle the second half is what might make it or break it for me, though they've done a decent job at staying close to the source material.
I noticed that too. It's a weird thing to miss tbh. Also I could be misremembering but didn't they take advantage of lasguns + shields going nuclear during the Harkonan/Sardaukar attack in the book? Seems like too perfect a set piece to miss.What about the part where they kept firing lasers down at shielded ships and people? I felt autistic for being upset with that, but it's a core element of the Dune universe that you don't put those two things together. It seems like a weird thing to complain about too, but they went to great lengths to be accurate about things like ship to ground missiles firing a fast burn to slow down to pass through grounded ship's shields, and projectiles slowing down to kill shielded people, but not that.
Honestly the Fremen being niggers kind of makes sense. Generations living on a barren desert would have resulted in darker skin through natural selection.It was also cool when he embarrassed and then murdered the black guy. This is the kind of diverse casting I can get behind