Timothee Chalamet’s Best Movie Is A Giant Streaming Hit On A New Service

Timothee Chalamet stars in Dune, which is currently in Hulu's Top 10.

By Chad Langen | Updated


The Covid-19 pandemic saw the release of the much-anticipated Dune, starring Timothee Chalamet, on HBO Max (now rebranded as Max) using a day-and-date strategy that pulled in millions of viewers. According to Flix Patrol, this sci-fi epic’s success didn’t stop at Max; it’s now creating a stir on Hulu as well. Since its debut on June 10, the film has quickly climbed the charts to become one of Hulu’s top 10 movies.

Dune transports viewers to the desert planet of Arrakis, a vast and treacherous world that holds the key to the galaxy’s most valuable resource: spice. Timothee Chalamet takes on the lead role of Paul Atreides, a young nobleman caught in a web of political intrigue and ancestral prophecy. Guided by his dreams and supernatural abilities, Paul embarks on a journey that will shape the fate of humanity.

Timothee Chalamet delivers a stellar performance as Paul Atreides, demonstrating his immense talent and versatility as an actor. Alongside him, Dune boasts an ensemble cast of industry heavyweights, including Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Zendaya, Josh Brolin, and Jason Momoa, who bring the characters from Frank Herbert’s acclaimed novel to life with their remarkable portrayals.

Together, they infuse the film with depth and authenticity, honoring the source material’s complexity.

There’s no question that Dune’s release marked a significant moment for both fans of the novel and mainstream audiences. Even with a simultaneous release in theaters and on HBO Max, the film surpassed expectations by grossing over $400 million worldwide. Not only was the movie a box office triumph, but it proved Timothee Chalamaet is a bankable leading man.

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Timothee Chalamet in Dune

Directed by Denis Villeneuve, Dune received an overwhelmingly positive reception upon its release, earning praise from critics for its grand scope, stunning visuals, and intellectually stimulating storytelling.

The film was applauded for its faithfulness to the source material, successfully captivating both dedicated fans and newcomers to the expansive Dune universe. Unsurprisingly, Timothee Chalamet’s portrayal of Paul Atreides garnered significant acclaim, cementing his status as a rising star in the industry.

On the review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes, Dune is certified-fresh, scoring 83 percent from critics. Yet, the audience’s reception truly stands out, with the movie securing an outstanding score of 90 percent. It’s clear that fans of Herbert’s novel appreciated the film’s faithfulness to the source material.

Interestingly, this is not the first time Dune has been adapted for the screen. There have been previous attempts, including the 1984 version by David Lynch. However, with Timothee Chalamet in the lead role, this adaptation is undoubtedly the most successful, both critically and commercially.

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Timothee Chalamet’s portrayal of Paul Atreides was shaped by rigorous preparation, which included exhaustive research into the source material and intensive physical training. His meticulous preparation aimed to accurately embody the nuances of Paul’s character.

His dedication to the role is especially evident in scenes where he speaks in the constructed language of Chakobsa, showcasing an impressive commitment to character authenticity.

Dune: Part Two is slated for a theatrical release on November 3, 2023, bringing back familiar faces from the first installment, including Timothee Chalamet, Zendaya, Rebecca Ferguson, and Josh Brolin. New additions to the cast include Florence Pugh as Princess Irulan Corrino, Austin Butler as Feyd-Rautha Harkonnen, and Léa Seydoux as Lady Margot, enriching the narrative tapestry of the Dune universe.

The directorial reins remain with Denis Villeneuve, who has co-written the script alongside Jon Spaihts.

In the sequel, Paul Atreides, once again played by Timothee Chalamet, embarks on a quest for vengeance against those who decimated his family and forges an alliance with Chani and the indigenous Fremen people of Arrakis.

He grapples with a momentous decision, torn between his affection for Chani and the far-reaching consequences his actions could have on the universe. With the unique ability to foresee a devastating future, it falls to him to steer events away from this looming catastrophe.

If you have yet to experience the grandeur of Dune, the acclaimed film is currently available for streaming on both Hulu and Max. Even if you’ve already seen the film, revisiting its complex narrative could prove useful, providing a refresher on the intricate story. This way, you can be fully primed for the epic tale set to unfold in the forthcoming sequel.