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Word from Common; 'Wise Up'! & Dune 2 Vs Rebel Moon 2, Plus more #music recommendations

Alot of new music dropped recently from some artists, we're following (Me, and via proxy) and we have had a blast playing catch-up. Before we get to our latest pick for full album playthrough, please give 'Wise Up' from Common & Pete Rock a listen and watch.

Music Video pick of the week



Now let's tackle the recently wider available movie releases; Dune 2 and Rebel Moon 2.

I've watched both and I know which one I loved and which one I absentmindedly walked away from without pausing at least twice, and which one had scenes I revisited several times.

It's not fair to compete to be honest, but instead, it was the stark contrast of a particular quality and form of storytelling that has inspired me to appreciate one waaaay more than the other, because of the other.

Now because I wanted a less bias view of the movies, I prompted OM for a comparison, based on specific categories which you will recognize in their response below.

Dune 2 vs. Rebel Moon 2: Sci-Fi Showdown
Both these films are vying for sci-fi supremacy in 2024, but they cater to different tastes. Here's a breakdown to help you choose:
Director & Source Material:
  • Dune 2: Directed by Denis Villeneuve, it's the sequel to the critically acclaimed adaptation of Frank Herbert's classic sci-fi novel Dune.

  • Rebel Moon 2: Directed by Zack Snyder, it's the follow-up to his original sci-fi epic heavily inspired by Star Wars and Akira Kurosawa's samurai films.


  • Dune 2: Paul Atreides (Timothée Chalamet) continues his journey fulfilling his destiny, navigating political intrigue, facing dangers on the desert planet Arrakis, and confronting the Fremen.

  • Rebel Moon 2: The ragtag group of warriors on the moon Kepler-186f fight back against the tyrannical Regent Balisarius who seeks to conquer their colony.

Budget & Critical Reception:

  • Dune 2: Boasting a massive budget likely exceeding the first film's $165 million, expectations are high. Critical reception is yet to be seen.

  • Rebel Moon 2:  Budget details are under wraps, but likely substantial given Snyder's style. Reviews for part one were mixed, with some praising the visuals and action, while others found the plot derivative.

Choosing Your Movie:

  • Go for Dune 2 if: You enjoyed the first film's complex world-building, political intrigue, and stellar performances.

  • Go for Rebel Moon 2 if: You like Snyder's visually stunning action spectacles with a focus on epic battles and a classic good vs. evil storyline.

Additional Considerations:

  • Themes: Dune explores themes of ecology, colonialism, and destiny. Rebel Moon focuses on rebellion, hope, and defying overwhelming odds.

  • Pacing: Dune is known for its deliberate pace, while Rebel Moon is expected to be a fast-paced action extravaganza.

Ultimately, the "better" movie depends on your personal preference. Both offer unique experiences in the realm of sci-fi cinema.


Now, this does help me, the Bias Human consider a deeper appreciation for both films given clearer context. Also, my sentiment has not changed.



Our in-office full playthrough pick of the week.

'Terra Incognita'

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