Children of Dune

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Children of Dune

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This follow-up series to the 2000 mini-series involves the aftermath of the events of its predecessor. In particular, it investigates the impact these events have on the fates of the children of Paul Atreides. This series combines the plot-lines of the second and third books in Frank Herbert's Dune series.

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AIRED ON 3/18/2003

Season 1 : Episode 3

James McAvoy

James McAvoy

Leto Atreides II

Daniela Amavia

Daniela Amavia

Alia Atreides

Jonathan Brüün

Jonathan Brüün

Farad'n Corrino

Julie Cox

Julie Cox

Irulan Corrino

Jessica Brooks

Jessica Brooks

Ghanima Atreides

Ian McNeice

Ian McNeice

Vladimir Harkonnen

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  • A Little Better Than Dune.

    7.0
    The lacklustre Dune mini-series did a fair job of covering most of the novel, but was let down by some poor cast choices, mediocre design and sets and a limp script. I wanted to see the sequel more to see how the story of Dune continues, rather than looking forward to more from the same production team. I've read and enjoyed Dune, but never the sequels as I've heard a number of times that they aren't as good as the original. So I'll be unable to judge whether this is a good adaptation or not.



    Frankly, the first episode is a mess. The story feels mangled and despite being over an hour long, very little seems to happen until right at the end.



    The second and third parts move the story forwards about twenty years and feel far fresher, with new characters introduced and a return to a more epic feel and it all feels more exciting. However, the story still feels quite disjointed and the other big problem is all the talk of "The Golden Path" which is barely explained, despite most of the story revolving around it's importance (I checked Wikipedia to find out what it all meant after).



    The production is still let down by the tv budget occasionally - the tigers look like they came from 'Ice Age' and Leto's transformation into the worm and his superpowers are a bit poorly realized. When Leto starts screaming like a Sandworm it's unintentionally hilarious. I'm not sure if it is more explicit in the book, but the series seems to hint at something incestuous between Paul's children which is bit creepy.



    I hope Susan Sarandon didn't get paid much for this, she simply hams it up to very little effect. Despite switching in Alice Krige as Paul's mother seeming an odd thing to do, at least she takes it all seriously and blows Sarandon off the screen with her quiet presence.



    I have to admit it definitely improves towards the end, but I think we're still yet to see a definitive Dune adaptation.moreless
  • What a wonderful story

    10
    Children of dune, not only creates a lasting impression, it also give you hope for our own world, the story line, is simply fantastic and is worth watching more than once. This series, and especially episode 3, is one of the greatest things ever made. I feel privlaged to have seen it.I would highly recommend to anyone and everyone, to go out of your way to watch all three episodes, it will touch your heart, and make you beleive that there is a solution to any and all problems that may occur. I loved it so much, I was inspired to shout out to the world.moreless
  • This follow-up series to the 2000 mini-series involves the aftermath of the events of its predecessor. In particular, it investigates the impact these events have on the fates of the children of Paul Atreides.moreless

    8.1
    I love this movie and I am glad I was able to see it when I could. I love this movie from the setting down to the characters. It great follow up to the new version of the movie Dune. I am glad I was able to watch this movie when it aired on television. To anyone who liked the books and the original Dune movie then you going to love this movie too. But I suggest you watch the new Dune movie then this one first because this movie is the sequel to the modern day Dune. I am glad they made these two movies because the special efforts was better this time.moreless
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