I finally got around to watching the Dune movie, and it certainly captured something magical of the Dune universe.
We also started our annual rewatching of Lord of The Rings, which got me thinking that both of these adaptations did exactly the same thing.
The pacing of novels was almost painstakingly slow. Dune is primarily a psychological novel, an exploration of what Bene Gesserit are capable of doing. Little of that makes it to the big screen.
The Lord of The Rings movies contain only a tiny fraction of what fascinated me when I first read them as a kid. The movies are mainly battle scene after battle scene.
I enjoy all of these films, but they are something a bit different than the originals.