From the book:

Dune BY Herbert, Frank

Movie Title: Dune

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 1984

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A book as rich as DUNE is extremely difficult to put up on the big screen. People tried to put up the HOBBIT before it was finally done right, and this book suffers the same fate. It is very difficult to make something as rich and intricate as DUNE translate to the big screen.

Don't get me wrong. I still enjoyed the movie. But it was missing ... something.. hence the average only rating.

Summary from IMDB

It is a distant galaxy, in the far future year, 10191. Arrakis is a desert planet and the only source of Melange, a vital drug used by Guild Navigators for space travel from star system to star system. Two families, the Atreides and the Harkonnens, fight one another for sole control of the Melange mining operations on Arrakis. When Duke Leto Atreides is assassinated by the evil Baron Harkonnen, Duke Leto's son, Paul, and Paul's mother, the Lady Jessica, flee deep into the desert of Arrakis. There, they are befriended by the Fremen, natives of Arrakis. Under the influence of Melange, Paul learns he has special powers and, that he can see into the future. Paul unites the Freman under his leadership, forms an army of warriors, and leads them into battle against Baron Harkonnen and the corrupt Padishah Emperor, Shaddam IV, who is in league with the Harkonnens. Paul vows to avenge his father's murder, and sets out to liberate Arrakis and its people from the Emperor's rule, and to fulfill his destiny.
- Written by Daniel Williamson