5 design secrets that made Dune Part 2 look so amazing

Dune Part 2 poster
(Image credit: Legendary Pictures)

Dune Part 2 is one of those rare films that garners both critical and popular acclaim. It received rave reviews and it's on course to gross well over $500 million – the kind of success few films have achieved since the pandemic. And part of the reason the second installation in Denis Villeneuve's interpretation of Frank Herbert's first Dune novel has been so well received is the fact that it just looks so stunning.

A whole bunch of design decisions came together to make Dune Part 2 such a visual delight, from the architecture and design of Arrakis to Dune costumes and some quirky shooting choices. Here we recap five things that contributed the film's unique look. For more on Dune, see our pick of the best Dune art, from posters to book covers.

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Joe Foley

Joe is a regular freelance journalist and editor at Creative Bloq. He writes news, features and buying guides and keeps track of the best equipment and software for creatives, from video editing programs to monitors and accessories. A veteran news writer and photographer, he now works as a project manager at the London and Buenos Aires-based design, production and branding agency Hermana Creatives. There he manages a team of designers, photographers and video editors who specialise in producing visual content and design assets for the hospitality sector. He also dances Argentine tango.