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Well, to each his own, but I thought Blade Runner 2049 was far more emotionally subtle, had a better narrative arc, and more refined production design than the original. Of course, special FX has come a long while in that time as well. Blade Runner is complex as it concerns which group gets to set the definition of humanity and the relative value of its constituents.

As for Dune, I was not terribly excited by the first one, but the look was good, and it less cartoonish (and also less fun) than Star Wars. It was also an irresistible challenge to work out what it was about; the exploitation and repression by economic empires of foreign cultures. Remember the time it was written -1965. New Dune seems to only have the look going for it, geared for the fantasy gamers set.

I've noticed over the years that the better the movie, the better I remember it and the less often I watch it. I can say a lot of the dialogue in Apocolypse Now just before the character although I've seen it three times since it was new in 1979. Same with the Third Man, Seven Samurai, Being There, Chinatown, Das Boot, Casino, Dr. Strangelove, Pulp Fiction, and a few others. I couldn't repeat three words from either of the Dunes that I saw two days ago.

Yes, I learned a couple of hours ago that there's a Dune Part 2. I will not be seeing it.


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