r/GamerGhazi Jul 24 '21

After Star Wars, My Biggest Fear for More Dune Is More Dune Fans

https://www.themarysue.com/after-star-wars-my-biggest-fear-for-more-dune-is-more-dune-fans/
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u/dreffen Jul 24 '21 edited Jul 24 '21

I mean when I was younger watching Dune I was amazed by the visuals.

That's because you were probably like 8 when you saw it. Which I'm not saying to, like, dish on you or anyone (I'm using it as an example because I was 8 when I saw Dune). Things were pretty god damn incredible back then, especially things like Lynch's Dune because it was pretty god damn incredible.

No one let's themselves get awed by anything anymore, let alone enjoy anything. Mostly because they're too busy telling people how they're wrong about enjoying things. :V

It's just consumed, disseminated, and deconstructed a thousand times over by British youtubers which is the sole occupation in Britain. And then you do that to the next thing.

All that being said, I'm excited to see Dune. Villeneuve is the only contemporary director I think that can competently tackle good sci-fi shit. BR2049 was good.

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u/OneJobToRuleThemAll Now I am King and Queen, best of both things! Jul 25 '21

No one let's themselves get awed by anything anymore, let alone enjoy anything. Mostly because they're too busy telling people how they're wrong about enjoying things.

Or it's because you're not 8 anymore and have become jaded with age the same as every other generation before you, while 8 year olds now are equally amazed by Dune and Thor: Ragnarok.

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u/dreffen Jul 25 '21

If that’s the case then I’m still 8 because I let myself be surprised and occasionally get awed.

You can’t let yourself be jaded by everything.

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u/OneJobToRuleThemAll Now I am King and Queen, best of both things! Jul 25 '21

Not everything, but the world stops being filled with the same type of wonder it used to be filled with when you understand how stop-and-go motion filming or 3D image composing work.

What I actually take issue with is the idea that society doesn't enjoy things anymore because of a "everything wrong with x" fad of youtube criticism. Yeah, that fad is annoying, but it's not stopping you or the rest of the world from enjoying things, which has in no way or form fallen out of style. The age where not caring was cool was the 90's and 2000's. Even South Park has moved passed that, caring is cool again. Society has moved in the opposite direction, so it seems like it's you who's either jaded or overly habituated and only occasionally awed.

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u/dismalrevelations23 Jul 25 '21

Visuals are still lovely. That insanely detailed hand-carved set, Jesus!

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u/H0vis Jul 24 '21

I was much older than that when I saw it, not because I'm that old, but because the Lynch movie looked goofy as hell and had crap reviews. So I watched it on a small TV sometime in the late '90s with commercial breaks and all that crap, might have only caught the back end of it first time for all I remember. Not the ideal cinematic experience. Hunted it down later to watch properly.