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Children of Dune 

Unrated | | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy | TV Mini-Series (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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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Alec Newman ...  Muad'Dib / ... 3 episodes, 2003
Julie Cox ...  Irulan Corrino-Atreides 3 episodes, 2003
Ian McNeice ...  Baron Vladimir Harkonnen 3 episodes, 2003
Steven Berkoff ...  Stilgar 3 episodes, 2003
Daniela Amavia ...  Alia Atreides 3 episodes, 2003
James McAvoy ...  Leto Atreides II 3 episodes, 2003
Susan Sarandon ...  Princess Wensicia Corrino 3 episodes, 2003
Edward Atterton ...  Duncan Idaho 3 episodes, 2003
P.H. Moriarty ...  Guerney Halleck / ... 3 episodes, 2003
Alice Krige ...  Lady Jessica Atreides 3 episodes, 2003
Jessica Brooks ...  Ghanima Atreides 2 episodes, 2003
Rik Young ...  Javid 2 episodes, 2003
Jonathan Bruun Jonathan Bruun ...  Farad'n Corrino 2 episodes, 2003
Karel Dobrý ...  Korba 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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James McAvoy was a fan of the first two "Dune" novels. 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 »

Quotes

Chani: ...I suddenly feel like we have so little time.
Paul Atreides: We have eternity.
Chani: You have eternity. I have only now.
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Referenced in Film Geek (2005) See more »

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A Dune for everyone
21 January 2005 | by tributarystuSee all my reviews

After reading the first two of Frank Herbert's Dune books I had to wonder whether the story of the water forsaken planet still had some potential. Consequently, although I bought Children of Dune, I didn't get to read it to the end. And all the time I was thinking: why didn't anyone do a really cool movie about Dune, as it deserves? Obviously, the moment I laid eyes on "Children of Dune" (the mini-series this time) I felt a terrible urge to acquire it, despite being tempted by more reputed films. In the end, I didn't have any regrets.

That is because the film is not only easy to follow, as long as you've either read the first book (and a bit of the second) or seen the first part of the mini-series (which I haven't), but it's also visually delightful, doing some justice to Frank Herbert's saga. It does not bore but it does not truly have a mesmerizing effect either. Nevertheless it does keep you pretty glued to the chair/sofa for as long as it takes to see the outcome. Unfortunately "Children of Dune" goes along the path I assumed the books would: it simply loses its charm as it becomes a bit too foreseeable. This doesn't necessarily mean it's not worth its hours, but it means it's definitely not as enchanting as the first part of the Dune saga - where everything was still fresh and authentic, original and innovative.

All in all, as a fan, I can't say I've been displeased by the series. It's fun to watch as it delivers certain chills and thrills along the way - just that it's not really the uniqueness of Dune that conquers you, but the fine work behind and in front of the camera.


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$20,000,000 (estimated)
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1.78 : 1
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