Frank Herbert (novel)
... Original Music by
... Paul Atreides
... Princess Alia
... Lady Jessica
... Leto II
... Duncan Idaho
... Gurney Halleck
... Baron Harkonnen
This SCiFI channel 'sequel' miniseries is better than its predecessor. Perhap
because the material from the second and third books, Dune
Messiah and Children
of Dune are not quite as complex as Dune. The cast changes
that were made as well as the choices for the new characters strengthened the
acting. Though epic in scope, this film focused on characters rather than effects,
which worked well.
The music by Brian Tyler, which was heavily influenced by Gladiator,
also strengthed the miniseries and easily stands on its own as a solid soundtrack.
Though Herbert seemed to use several common plot devices to move the second
and third books along, these devices are handled well in the films. Unlike the
other two Dune films which are worth watching as 'epic' scifi genre films, this
one is worth watching as an epic film.