Jodorowsky's Dune may not have been Frank
Herbert's Dune but I would have loved to have seen it and this is as
close as we'll ever get. I just wonder what Denis Villeneuve's vision
will be? All I can say is, that the book is great enough to cope with
any adaptation (if you haven't read it, you should) and I'm very
excited! After all, it's not like the book will just disappear in a puff
of smoke :)
Hilariously terrible! The slo-mo surfing scenes! Starving so much after a couple of hours she eats a wee crab! Why did she risk her life for a fucking GoPro! The seagull! The drunk Mexican stealing a surfboard! The Swiss Army necklace! A shark not liking jellyfish stings! How long did that fucking tourniquet stay on? What the hell is a buoy doing that close to a beach? Explosive whale oil? Did everyone see the same film as me? My quota of exclamation and question marks has run out. Just awful.
There's one thing missing, and that's the
mythology; the Equaliser appearing out of the shadows like a
trench-coated angel of vengeance (a bloody Michael Landon, if you will),
only to disappear again afterwards. This is played more like a
by-the-numbers revenge thriller with a bit of an origin story tacked on.
Not as bad as I thought it would be.