Dune 2 debuts with near-perfect Rotten Tomatoes score

Brianna Reeves
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Reviews have started trickling out for the much-anticipated Dune 2, and the Rotten Tomatoes score suggests it’s a must-see film.

After a delay induced by two labor strikes, Dune: Part 2 is finally ready to hit the big screen. The sequel to director Denis Villeneuve’s 2021 epic promises another exciting adventure with Paul Atreides at the center, only this time the young Atreides aims to get vengeance on those who destroyed his family.

Critics and moviegoers alike have long had high expectations for the sci-fi sequel, especially given the critical and commercial success of the first film.

Interestingly, review scores for Part 2 indicate that Villeneuve and Co. managed to outdo themselves this time around.

Dune 2’s Rotten Tomatoes score eclipses its predecessor

The upcoming Dune sequel has debuted on Rotten Tomatoes with a score of 96 percent based on 82 critic reviews.

This places Part 2 several steps above the 2021 adventure, which is Certified Fresh with an 83 percent critic score and an audience score of 90 percent.

Of course, the Rotten Tomatoes score for Dune: Part 2 could trend downward or upward as time goes on. For now, though, the high praise has secured the WB film a near-perfect rating on the aggregate site.

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Thus far, reviewers have given special kudos to Dune: Part 2’s impressive cinematic spectacle, its adrenaline-filled action sequences mixed with Villeneuve’s remarkable vision making for a blockbuster like no other.

Dexerto’s review of the movie labels it a “screen-quaking cinematic landmark that should hold the future of blockbuster filmmaking accountable.”

Audiences can see how it all pans out for themselves when Dune 2 hits theaters on Friday, March 1.