Dune is better than Star Wars, change my mind (dont)

My experience with Sci-fi has always been one of an interesting accord. When I was younger it was always something that I never took much time to realize I was consuming, even though I think in elementary school I lived and breathed for star wars. However, as I entered middle school I started to move away from it, and I haven’t really taken much time to absorb any kind of science fiction until the past few months. That was with Dune.

I also need everyone here to take this with a grain of salt because, for one I have not read the actual book, and two this comes from someone who really has not liked many mainstream produced movies from the last ten years. This is mainly due to the fact that I believe that the monetization of movies within the confines of these big production companies has heavily infringed upon the quality of the movies in which they  have put out, especially with animated films, however I digress, this is a topic for another day. 

At first I didn’t really even believe that Dune was going to be anywhere as good as star wars, mostly because of star wars’ previously acclaimed fame, however, I think that is what the main issue is with modern star wars is in the first place. I would go as far as to say that only movies that stray away from the original story line is what I truly enjoyed within the confines of the modern age of the star wars saga. The main example of  this it seems is rouge one, which is in my opinion the best piece of media to go out of lucasfilm production in the last thirty years. Sorry for the tangent, back to the main topic.

After watching the first Dune, without even seeing the second one I can confidently say that this story is immensely better than that of star wars, whether it be the quality, or the characters, or the system of weapons and powers within the cinematic universe, Dune just comes out on top every single time. I think if the Dune franchise had the opportunity to grow in the same way that star wars did than I am almost certain that star wars wouldn’t remotely come close.  Another important aspect of why I think that Dune is the better of the two is that without Dune Star Wars would not be what it is today, it might not have even been a thing at all. The sand plant, the giant worm, the other worldly powers and an inept storyline about a protagonist that turns from good to evil and the story turns to his son and daughter. There is just so much that is taken from Dune that I find it so incredible that it has not become a mainstream fact that most know about. I apologize, this was more of a rant than anything but, thank you for listening. I might make a part two once I watch the second movie soooo, look out for that.

Author: Cooper Brumfield

hi, im cooper (he/him) i enjoy classical art, writing poetry, and cooking. My favorite authors are hanya yanigahara, dorian gray, and mary shelly. and my main goal is to one day be someone elses favorite author. i hope that through this blog others are able to peer into my inner mindset and understand me through my work.

6 thoughts on “Dune is better than Star Wars, change my mind (dont)”

  1. I had no idea Dune preceded Star Wars. While watching the movie I thought to myself that a lot of these traits in the movie look a lot like Star Wars. I hope to see Dune overtake the Sci-fi title from Star Wars cinematically.

  2. Was hesitant to click on this because I intensely plan on reading Dune, but was pleased to find no spoilers! I don’t have any opinions on Star Wars, surprisingly enough. My father tried to get me into it at a young age, and unfortunately it didn’t work.

  3. I have not seen Dune, but I have seen like different scenes of different Star Wars movies usually whatever movie my dad is watching (call me uncultured or whatever) but I do prefer Star Wars to dune since I kinda know more about Star Wars (Kinda).

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