Timothée Chalamet in Denis Villeneuve’s Dune angst

Our Favorite Tweets About the Dune Trailer

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Earlier this week, the first trailer dropped for Denis Villeneuve’s adaptation of Frank Herbert’s iconic science fiction novel Dune. The highly anticipated film features grand production values, a star-studded cast, and some dazzling cinematography.

But like many trailers for serious epics, there was still plenty of humor to be mined from this earnest trailer. I mean, were we really supposed to just look at those sandworms and NOT compare them to buttholes? We’re only human, goddammit! And were we really supposed to see Jason Momoa and Oscar Isaac and not call them daddy? What do you want from us, Dune trailer?!

The Dune trailer also comes to us at a deeply weird moment in history, where everything is literally on fire. The skies are a burnt orange and an evil dictator threatens us all. Honestly, if someone discovered some sandworms slithering around in the Nevada desert I feel like we’d just shrug our shoulders and re-post the “this is fine” meme.

And speaking of memes, Dune is no stranger to internet comedy. There is already a wealth of memes based on David Lynch’s 1984 cult film starring Kyle MacLachlan.

Luckily the internet felt the exact same way. So because we really need it today, here are the funniest tweets about the Dune trailer:

What did you think of the Dune trailer? Are you a fan of the book or are you, like me, just here for the memes? Let us know in the comments!

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Chelsea was born and raised in New Orleans, which explains her affinity for cheesy grits and Britney Spears. An pop culture journalist since 2012, her work has appeared on Autostraddle, AfterEllen, and more. Her beats include queer popular culture, film, television, republican clownery, and the unwavering belief that 'The Long Kiss Goodnight' is the greatest movie ever made. She currently resides in sunny Los Angeles, with her husband, 2 sons, and one poorly behaved rescue dog. She is a former roller derby girl and a black belt in Judo, so she is not to be trifled with. She loves the word “Jewess” and wishes more people used it to describe her.