Dune: The Offical Movie Graphic Novel Review

Dune: The Offical Movie Graphic Novel

By Lilah Sturges, Drew Johnson (Illustrator), Zid (Colourist), Nizam (Illustrator), and Bill Sienkiewicz (Cover Art)

I received a free copy of Dune: The Offical Movie Graphic Novel from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion.

The Official Graphic Novel Adaptation of Denis Villeneuve’s Epic Film DUNE!

Legendary Comics proudly presents the official graphic novel adaptation of the Academy Award-winning sci-fi epic DUNE directed by Denis Villeneuve, based on the acclaimed novel by visionary author Frank Herbert. This lavishly illustrated adaptation brings the vivid, mind-bending visuals of the landmark sci-fi masterpiece to life, offering readers a thrilling new way to see the future and experience DUNE.

A mythic and emotionally charged hero’s journey, Dune tells the story of Paul Atreides, a brilliant and gifted young man born into a great destiny beyond his understanding, who must travel to the most dangerous planet in the universe to ensure the future of his family and his people. As malevolent forces explode into conflict over the planet’s exclusive supply of the most precious resource in existence—a commodity capable of unlocking humanity’s greatest potential—only those who can conquer their fear will survive.

Summary from Goodreads.

When I watched Dune in the movie theatre back in October of 2021 I was amazed. I had for a long time been meaning to read the series, but had not managed to get around to it. So seeing Denis Villeneuve’s vision onscreen was mind-blowing, and it was my first introduction to this universe.

For me, a graphic novel adaption of a movie is supposed to be an easy way to ‘rewatch’ the movie without having to rewatch it. This offical graphic novel adaption does exactly that, it cover exactly what the movie did and consolidated all of the vital aspects required of the story. No major aspects of the storyline were left out and while I could have easily enjoyed this being another 50 or so pages longer to add more in, I can understand why they chose to keep this graphic novel at its current length.

The art style was hit-and-miss for me. At times it felt like the movie had come to live on the page. I could not, and still cannot, believe that someone could be so talented to be able to recreate the scenes from the movie how they did. Then unfortunately at times I was jarred out of my amazement by the facial expressions. Majority of them were very good and the characters looked exactly like they did on screen, then at other times they appeared to be anything but.

I will reread this graphic novel again when I don’t have the time to watch the movie, but I would prefer to watch the movie.


Have you read Dune: The Offical Movie Graphic Novel? What did you think? Let me know in the comments.

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