Dune fans may love this new edit featuring Elmo.
Dune is one of those franchises that you really have to be into to appreciate. It’s an epic, sci-fi tale about spice and sandworms. It’s pretty heavy and pretty involved, and there’s a lot to it. So much so that when the series was turned into a movie the first time, it was panned.
It did have Sting though. Sting, the musician not the kick-butt pro wrestler. He appeared in the original film and was one of the antagonists. The first film was a flop, then there was a 2000’s mini-series that failed to generate buzz. Then the property got another shot just last year. That Dune film didn’t bust at the box office like the first one did in 1984.
No, this film was a stunning success despite releasing during a Global Pandemic. It pulled in $400 million on a $100 million budget.
Fans loved it too, with the fan score on Rotten Tomatoes hitting 90%. When 90% of the audience likes something, that’s pretty good.
Still, it could’ve been better. All it needed was a little Elmo.
Elmo makes Dune a sight to behold
YouTuber Seasme Swap painstakingly replaced Timothee Chalamet in every frame of the scene where his character Paul Atreides has to place his hand inside of a box at the behest of Reverend Mother Gaius Helen Mohiam meet.
The amount of work to edit out Chalamet in every scene, then film all the Elmo puppet stuff against a green screen, only to place Elmo into every shot, while also filming original content for the dream sequence is remarkable.
Granted, the voice acting for Elmo isn’t great, and watching it with the subtitles on will definitely help, but it is hilarious nonetheless.
If only Elmo could put Rocco’s hand in that box.