I disagree with much of the above. I thought the pics look great.
The stillsuits especially look much better. The previous ones looked almost like bike tire intertubes wrapped around the people. While I ‘get’ what they were going for, those things looked like they’d pop if you sat down wrong. The ones from the new movie look like things you could actually move around in a harsh desert environment in with out ripping them to shreds. (Being a very hot natured guy myself I think they’d kill me before i got used to them but still).
The armor that we’ve seen looks fine for me. They’re going for utility instead of flash. They’re not trying to be Buck Rodgers or Star Wars. They’re looking for stuff that would stop or turn a blade. As for “We’ve seen this before” well… yeah… it’s armor… on humans. There’s only so much variation… because it has to be … you know… Armor… that humans can wear. Sure you can get flashy with it but flash in armor is actually counter productive. The more intricate it is, the more places of weakness and or a weapon can catch. The Armor we’ve seen looks a bit sci fi like, but not ‘fantastical’. It looks like the sort of things people might wear, when projectile weapons are largely a thing of the past due to shield tech (And lasers are never used due to that same tech and resulting in atomic explosion), the armor needed is stuff to turn blades. Knife fighting is ‘the’ manner of combat in Dune. It’s why the Fremen’s attack at the end of the book was such a thing. In the day of shields, shooting someone with bullets or rockets would be laughed at. But on Dune, the sandstorms could short out shields, Thus making it ‘viable’ but only in certain circumstance. I.E. that only works once. Then your enemy is wise to it. Paul held that back till his prey was in his trap and used it to devastating effect.
But yeah the armor looks fine to me too. Had they gone ‘smaller’ or more ‘realistic’ people would just say they looked like swat guys, or stormtroopers.
I’m liking what I’m seeing so far.
I suspect though… I know what some people above are alluding to. The 'Changes" and what not.
When I saw they’d made Keynes a woman I was like “Oh great. Here we go”
NOT because I Mind, but I knew some man babies would freak out.
When they cast Zendaya, I thought it fit nicely, especially with the description from the book, but again, I was like “You watch. People are going to freak”.
I suspect I, and all of you, know the true reason for people disliking both of these ‘changes’. And frankly. I don’t care. I’m 100% fine with them both.
I also suspect those with those reasons will loudly protest and use faux ‘reasons’ to try and justify their anger and disgust over it.
I’ll also say that anyone with half a mind is going to see through these shows of outrage and see what is really motivating it.
MY Biggest concern was Timothee Chalamet as Paul. I don’t know enough about the guy to know if he can carry the movie. I’ll have to wait and see, but so far the movie -looks- great.