House of Atreides has emerged as a superpower of Dune's planet
Arrakis. However, the rule of the government is not wholly
universal, there are numerous corrupt adversaries, the greatest
being the fallen Baron Harkonnen who strikes to regain control
of his old Empire, Dune, with it's mystifying life-force,
and all it symbolises to the galactic order...
of Dune is based on the second and third books in Frank
Herbert's Dune series, Dune Messiah and Children
of Dune. After the visual feast that was the Dune
mini series, Herbert fans were no doubt looking forward to
the sequel. And, thankfully this series doesn't disappoint.
stunning, this three part collection is a work of art. Following
on from the events from the original Dune mini series,
Children of Dune sees Paul Atreides having to duck and dodge
not only his enemies, but those close to him.
talent comes in the form of Hollywood legends Susan Sarandon,
Alice Krige and Steven Berkoff. All turn in first rate performances
that help to add an extra touch to the proceedings.
only real complaints are that there is still some poor acting,
although not on the same scale as the first series, and some
of the visual effects don't quite work. Sadly, CGI is still
not at the level where cascading water looks convincing. Also
there are some dodgy looking interiors that use blue screen
to put the actors into surroundings that would have been to
expensive to create using full size sets. One in particular
has the actors walking across a marble floor which just doesn't
from these slight moans, this is a fantastic production that
can be watched time and time again.
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