Dune Trailer: Second Trailer Proves that the Joyless Criticism Was Wrong

The new Dune trailer features sandworms, Spice, and everything’s not so nice

Dune Trailer: Second Trailer Proves that the Joyless Criticism Was Wrong
Dune trailer released. Image: Dune – Warner Bros. Pictures

Fans have previously been criticizing Dune for being a boring movie. However, the second Dune trailer proves otherwise. Despite all the controversy around the film, it looks like Dune is going to feature some joyful elements.


Based on the original novel by Frank Herbert, the Dune universe is quite dense. As a result of this, the 1984 Dune by David Lynch was not particularly a big success. Hence, speculators do not have high expectations from the upcoming film, although the new Dune trailer does change that a bit.

Starring A-list cast such as Zendaya, Jason Momoa, Oscar Isaac, Dace Bautista, and Timothée Chalamet, the movie might win the trust of audiences.


Perhaps the biggest challenge that Dune currently faces is the perception of it lacking any fun and joy. Fans were quick to criticize the film ever since the emergence of the first Dune trailer and posters. According to enthusiasts, the film looked rather militaristic and serious.

The current Dune trailer looks like it has been designed to counter the criticism. Some grounded elements that first caused the criticism are still present in the second Dune trailer. Though, many scenes also depict otherwise.


In specific, Duncan Idaho played by Jason Momoa is shown as a light-hearted and humorous character. His relationship with Paul played by Timothée Chalamet is specifically going to be an interesting one and will provide the much-need comic relief to fans.

Overall, though, humor and fan are not necessary for Dune. It is supposed to be a sci-fi epic that is heavy and unflinching with complicated elements such as religion, family, and war. Furthermore, not every action movie needs lighthearted moments.


For the most part, the movie needs to be entertaining and engaging without necessarily being lighthearted. Based on the second Dune trailer, the balance seems to be just right. The film is expected to arrive in Australian cinemas on 21st October 2021. Before that, it might be too soon to judge the film based on a single trailer or two.


Watch the new Dune trailer here


Dune’s official synopsis:

A mythic and emotionally charged hero’s journey, “Dune” tells the story of Paul Atreides, a brilliant and gifted young man born into a great destiny beyond his understanding, who must travel to the most dangerous planet in the universe to ensure the future of his family and his people. As malevolent forces explode into conflict over the planet’s exclusive supply of the most precious resource in existence–a commodity capable of unlocking humanity’s greatest potential–only those who can conquer their fear will survive.


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