Real-life deserts—and history—form the inspiration for Denis Villeneuve’s new masterpiece. (Photo by Wolfgang Hasselmann on Unsplash)

Bad reviews are the mind-killer

Let’s be real: ‘Dune’ (2021) is as good as it gets for sci-fi blockbuster storytelling

Dune currently holds an 83% on Rotten Tomatoes. Standard critiques of the review aggregator aside, Denis Villeneuve’s 2021 adaptation of the classic 1965 sci-fi novel seems criminally underrated by barely clearing the “B minus” hurdle.