Dune: Part Two (2024)

2h 46m / PG-13 / Sci-Fi, Adventure

The epic saga that began with Frank Herbert’s seminal science fiction masterpiece continues in Denis Villeneuve’s Dune: Part Two. Set in a distant future where noble houses vie for control of the desert planet Arrakis and its valuable spice, the story follows the journey of Paul Atreides (Oscar nominee Timothée Chalamet) as he embraces his destiny as the messianic figure known as Muad’Dib.

In this installment – which picks up immediately after the 2021 film – Paul’s power grows as he consolidates his rule over Arrakis and navigates the intricate political landscape of the Imperium. As tensions escalate between the Atreides dynasty and their enemies, Paul faces challenges from all sides, including betrayal, rebellion, and the machinations of the enigmatic Bene Gesserit sisterhood.

With an all-star, international ensemble cast featuring Zendaya, Josh Brolin, Austin Butler, Dave Bautista, Christopher Walken, Javier Bardem, and more, Dune: Part Two delves deeper into the themes of power, religion, and ecology, balancing epic scope with intimate human drama. Or, as the AV Club review put it: “As blockbuster movies go, Dune: Part Two is a thrilling ride that totally earns its two-and-a-half-hour running time.”