Yeah. That one. For starters
Even if I wasn’t a picky bastard with a penchant for “offensive language”, my fear would be quite justifiable: Dune is extremely hard to adapt. There’s way too much going on beneath the surface of what can be easily portrayed on screen.
Don’t get me wrong, I would love to love the movie. Every time I watch a movie adaptation of one of my favorite literary works, I always hope it’ll be awesome. It’s just that experience taught me to also fear it’ll be crap.
It’s not about what they left out. It’s not about stuff like the Elves at the Helm’s Deep, either. It’s about what Jackson, Boyens and Walsh did to the characters, and the nuance of the story.
I don’t know who deemed it necessary to turn Merry and Pippin into clowns. I don’t know who deemed it necessary to add unnecessary “depth” to Aragorn by making him “afraid of the weakness of his lineage”. I don’t know who deemed it necessary to let the Council of Elrond devolve into a ridiculous shouting match. I don’t know who deemed it necessary to add such “innovative special effects” to Galadriel’s temptation before the One Ring.
Whoever it was has the same notions of subtlety as Michael Bay.
Really? The next time you join the rest of us in criticizing Conan Exiles, should I ask you to first prove you can develop a major multiplayer multi-platform game?
I mean, you could say that my taste in movies sucks and I would be okay with that. After all, it’s just taste. I’ve got my reasons for thinking Jackson’s adaptation is a steaming pile of crap, you’ve got your reasons for loving it.