Dune is the type of expansive story telling that recently has been absent from cinemas

Director Denis Villeneuve has lovingly crafted an enjoyable big screen adaptation of the 1965 novel by Frank Herbert

Timothée Chalamet stars as Paul Atreides, a hero struggling with a dual destiny - As the Duke in waiting and the 'chosen one' , destined to save the universe

Oscar Isaac is Duke Leto Atreides, a brave  and popular leader. Whilst preparing his son Paul for leadership, he is unexpectedly sent by the emperor to Mine the highly valuable SPICE from a region called Arrakis

Rebecca Ferguson is Lady Jessica Atreides, consort to the Duke, mother to the 'chosen one' Paul and member of a secret society who have their own plans and destiny for Paul

Jason Mamoa is Sword master Duncan Idaho and Josh Brolin is weapons master Gurney Halleck. They both mentor Paul and are committed to his father the Duke

Zendeya is Chani, a member of the 'Fremen'. Why can't Paul stop having visions of her and how does she connect to his destiny?

Dune is visually spectacular and deserves to be seen on the big screen

Dune is a touch on the longer side so be prepared with a big bag of popcorn and a large drink. Aim for an earlier screening if possible

There were a few occasions where the sound overpowered the dialogue which isn't helpful when the story gives lots of details to digest

Dune isn't perfect but none of the best movies are. This film lays the foundation for what is looking like an incredible sci-fi movie series   (hopefully with more than 10mins of Zendeya!)