I liked the book, but not wholeheartedly, but what bothered me about it is not in the film. It just focuses on the essentials, and that benefited Spaceman tremendously. A melancholy meditation on solitude, silence and separation that is definitely not for everyone, but it will reward those viewers who get the message all the more. Adam Sandler is once again perfect, and so is Hanus voiced by Paul Dano. It's a pity we can't make a film like this ourselves.
What The Empire Strikes Back is to A New Hope, Dune: Part Two is to the previous film. In short, it's a perfectly natural sequel that doesn't suffer from the infamous ills of second parts, but continues to develop the story, stretching it out to unexpected breadth and depth, and from the opening scene gives the impression that last time it was just a set-up of pieces on a chessboard and a few tentative but thoughtful moves, but the real game only begins now. Stunning is probably the word that describes Dune: Part Two in every possible way. The elaborate script, the breathtaking desert scenery in particular, the believability, the palpability, the actors and actresses who just really are those characters. Even those unfamiliar with the source material will easily understand what makes Herbert's work special when they see all the unexpected turns the plot takes. Special mention must again go to Hans Zimmer, who probably hasn't composed anything decent since the last Dune because he was working on the second part. As was the case with the last film, I now have no choice but to believe that I will see the next installment(s), because all those ajar doors and gates are just so very tempting.