In some ways, having this documentary about what could have been is more profound than having the actual Dune itself (although you can't help but wonder what it would have been like…) To me, this was a story about how our imaginations can sometimes do a better job than the best technology.

5 years ago


It would have been so great if this film was actually realized, but it is entirely obvious why it was not. It isn't, as director Nicolas Winding Refn argues near the end of the film, that Jodorowsky's Dune was too "dangerous" or "frightening" for to accept–it's rather that it was not commercial enough to justify investment from major studios. In the end it seems much more obvious for a story like this to be released as a comic, as it (sort of) was in the Incal and Metabarons books. It's unfortunate but unsurprising that the entertainment industry is primarily a capitalist affair.
You have to laugh a bit about how seriously everybody took this project, but delusions of grandeur sometimes produce great art and you can really sense the passion that Jodorowsky and his collaborators had for it. It's fascinating to see the seeds sown across contemporary science fiction by those involved, especially O'Bannon and Jean Giraud (Moebius). But it's more fun to daydream about the direction science fiction cinema might have taken had Jodorowsky's crazy vision been completed.

5 years ago


I want to imagine a parallel universe where this actually got made and everyone there lives in a state of eternal bliss and contentment. There is no violence nor suffering and everyone exists harmoniously with nature and each other.

5 years ago

More info & statistics

12.6% of the viewers favorited this title, 0.4% disliked it

This title has been in 1 official lists


BornTooLate favorited this title

2 days ago

BornTooLate checked this title

2 days ago

stilinski checked this title

2 weeks ago

anthonybehnke checked this title

3 weeks ago

Cool Hand Luke checked this title

4 weeks ago

mikeythecamel checked this title

a month ago


Log in to see which of your friends have seen this movie

ICM Board's Best...

1940 movies · At #226

iCM Forum's...

3978 movies · At #365

iCheckMovies Most...

2500 movies · At #498

ICM Board's Best...

250 movies · At #226

2014 in Film

689 movies · At #136

About Film II: The...

163 movies · At #129

21st century top 250...

249 movies · At #147

iCM Forum's...

250 movies · At #14

B+ and Up

850 movies · At #696

The Ultimate Canon

2520 movies · At #2362

iCM Forum's Favorite...

1068 movies · At #720

iCM Forum's...

1000 movies · At #14

ICM forum's Top 200...

200 movies · At #66

The Flop House...

668 movies · At #530

Movies That Provoke...

1000 movies · At #663

Doubling the Canon...

1619 movies · At #615

Film Fanatic Book...

4999 movies · At #4345

Doubling the Canon...

1370 movies · At #987

Rate Your Music Top 1000

1000 movies · At #750

Gorro's Personal Top 1000

1000 movies · At #485

Films Ranked's 200...

200 movies · At #133

iCM Forum's Favorite...

200 movies · At #70

Midnight Shlock:...

125 movies · At #106

Off of Doubling the...

2639 movies · At #2379

They Shoot Aliens,...

795 movies · At #550