Dune: Part Two hits New Zealand screens with massive critical acclaim

The much-anticipated second chapter of the multi-Oscar-winning film Dune has just hit the big screen in New Zealand, sending sci-fi fans into an absolute tizzy.  

Delayed by the actors and writers' strikes, it was so worth the wait.  

I've been girding my loins for this second film since the closing credits of the first and it does not disappoint.  

We meet Paul Atreides, played by Timothée Chalamet, as we left him, with his mother, played by Rebecca Ferguson, among the Fremen on Arrakis.   

Paul has much to avenge as he throws himself into the language and the lore of the Fremen, spearheading raids on the Harkonnen spice harvesters with his love Chani, played by Zendaya, at this side.  

But there are new Harkonnen horrors on the horizon, including a bald Austin Butler.  

There are more Bene Gesserit secrets to be unearthed and by crikey do we have some spectacularly sweet sandworm scenes to soak up!  

A sci-fi masterpiece? You absolutely bet this is.   

It's already got 94 percent on Rotten Tomatoes and 9/10 on IMDB.  

See this second chapter on the biggest screen with the best sound you possibly can and make your escape to another world even if it's only for a few hours.

Five stars.