'Dune: Part Two' is a grand spice-opera : Pop Culture Happy Hour Dune: Part Two is a sweeping, soaring space epic and this year's first big movie. Starring Timothée Chalamet and Zendaya, and directed by Denis Villeneuve, the film delivers plenty of spaceships and big explosions like any good sci-fi blockbuster should. But it also tackles themes of rebellion, religion, and the use and abuse of political power.

'Dune: Part Two' is a grand spice-opera

'Dune: Part Two' is a grand spice-opera

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Timothée Chalamet and Zendaya in Dune: Part Two.

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Dune: Part Two is a sweeping, soaring space epic and it's this year's first big movie. Starring Timothée Chalamet and Zendaya, and directed by Denis Villeneuve, the film delivers plenty of spaceships and big explosions like any good sci-fi blockbuster should. But it also tackles themes of rebellion, religion, and the use and abuse of political power.