When I first sat down to see this movie, I didn't really have much enthusiasm about it. I had never read the book, and didn't understand what the movie was supposed to be about. But that was all before the movie actually started. And as soon as the movie was over, I went and hunted down a copy of the book as quickly as possible. Dune has a very complex plot, and so reading the book helped me to understand the little twists and turns, so when I saw the movie a second time, it was even better. But you don't have to read the book to enjoy this movie. It has amazing visual effects, and all of the actors were very good at portraying the characters. While some of the desert backdrops are obviously fake, it actually just improves the movie's grandness. Once the movie is over, it leaves you wanting more. And fortunately they did a sequel, so there is more to be had, in Children of Dune, which is based on Frank Herbert's books Dune Messiah and Children of Dune.