Children of Dune (2003)

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The twins of Paul "Muad'dib" Atreides become embroiled in the political landscape of Arrakis ("Dune") and the rest of the universe.

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 Irulan Corrino-Atreides (3 episodes, 2003)
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 Baron Vladimir Harkonnen (3 episodes, 2003)
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 Stilgar (3 episodes, 2003)
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 Alia Atreides (3 episodes, 2003)
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 Leto Atreides II (3 episodes, 2003)
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 Duncan Idaho (3 episodes, 2003)
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 Lady Jessica Atreides (3 episodes, 2003)
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 Farad'n Corrino (2 episodes, 2003)
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The twins of Paul "Muad'dib" Atreides become embroiled in the political landscape of Arrakis ("Dune") and the rest of the universe.

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Born to rule an empire. Destined to tear it apart. See more »


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Despite the title, only the second and third parts are adapted from the novel "Children of Dune"; the first part is based on "Dune Messiah". See more »

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Stilgar supposedly slashes Mohiam's throat, but not only does he clearly not touch her at all, his knife is positioned closer to her chest. See more »

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Fremen: They say the price on your head keeps going up.
Stilgar: Then I say unto you, send men to summon worms! And we shall go to Arkeen to collect.
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One of the Best Sci-Fi Series
5 July 2003 | by (Herzlya, Israel) – See all my reviews

I admit being a big fan of the 'Dune' books. I consider them being a masterpiece, not only of the science-fiction genre, but of the world literature as a whole. Yes, nothing less. I am a books lover, and I have read very few books reaching this level of complexity and with such a philosophical depth when reflecting what the faith of mankind will be in the future. Reflections on democracy and dictatorship, ecological balance, holy wars, genetics, love, you find them all melted at high artistic temperature.

Having revealed this, any film inspired by 'Dune' must reach a high stake for me to like it. A great director as David Lynch already tried his forces, with good (but not perfect) results. The current series, inspired by the second and third books in the series are very faithful to the original. Certainly the books are that powerful, so people who did not read them may find some details obscure, or some conflict details un-explained. Well, my only advice - go and read the books! You will not regret.

'Dune' is golden material for mini-series, but also puts some serious technical challenges. The team who realized 'Children of Dune' met them well for most of the time. Some of the effects look Disney-like, and this is the only big minus I found in this film. Otherwise, a very good cast does a wonderful job in re-creating Herbert's world of characters. The action has logic, and each of the third parts is well driven from a tension point of view.

I hope that more is coming. If they approach the fourth book, that one has even more challenges, as Frank Herbert's fantasy got even wilder, in what I think was one of the best books in the series. In any case, 'Children of Dune' is memorable, and gets a 9/10 on my personal scale.


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