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Hey, I love Lynch's vision of Dune. It's a huge, messy, campy melodrama but damned entertaining. Same reason I love Coppola's version of Dracula.
Every time it's on TV I end up watching it again. I even watched it while my wife was in labor, much to her annoyance. Hey, it was on the TV in her room and we were just waiting for hours with nothing happening, so...
I was never a big fan of Herbert's novels and usually couldn't even finish reading them, so I wasn't wrapped up in what's canon and what isn't. That's the sort of thing that traps every hardcore sci-fi and fantasy reader or comic fan when the movie adaptation comes around.
The later TV miniseries adaptation of Dune was closer to the novels and it was boring and not memorable.
Lynch added his twisted, perverse sensibility that made the Harkonnens particularly loathsome and memorable. And the entire mantra chanted by Piter De Vries was invented by Lynch. I'm not sure I'd agree with Lynch that the weirding way was unworkable and needed the literal voice module, but it doesn't really bother me.
And it's pretty impressive overall considering he was about ready to commit suicide over interference from the De Laurentiis family.