The New Yorker gave "Dune" (2021) two negative reviews. Will the New Yorker give "Dune: Part Two" a positive review?
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resolved Mar 8
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Context: According to Rotten Tomatoes, the New Yorker gave "Dune" (2021) two different negative (i.e. rotten) reviews.

Richard Brody:

The movie's stripped-down material world correlates with a stripped-down emotional one-narrow, facile, and unambiguous.

Anthony Lane:

One's eye is at first dazzled, then sated, and eventually tired by this pitiless inflation of scale.

Resolution details:

  • Rotten Tomatoes will be the source to determine whether the review is positive, as well as what qualifies as a "review by the New Yorker": https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/dune_part_two

  • I will check Rotten Tomatoes one week after release.

    • If there is any positive ("fresh") review logged for the New Yorker, this resolves YES.

    • If there are only negative reviews, it resolves NO.

    • If no review has been logged by the New Yorker, I will wait until the first review is logged, and resolve it YES if that review is positive & NO if that review is negative.

    • If Rotten Tomatoes does not show any New Yorker review after one month, I will resolve it N/A.

  • Note: for "Dune" (2021), there were two reviews that qualify, but I have no idea what they'll release this time (and there only needs to be one positive review to resolve this yes).

  • If any scenarios for resolution are unclear, please ask.

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Note/reminder: I will be following the process in the question's description for resolving this market:

I will check Rotten Tomatoes one week after release.

  • If there is any positive ("fresh") review logged for the New Yorker, this resolves YES.

  • If there are only negative reviews, it resolves NO.

  • If no review has been logged by the New Yorker, I will wait until the first review is logged, and resolve it YES if that review is positive & NO if that review is negative.

That is, there has (already) been a review logged on RT by the New Yorker, so at the latest this market will resolve either YES or NO one week after Dune 2's release.

@Ziddletwix Dune's official release date was March 1st (even though there were Thursday previews). To make this concrete, I plan to check Rotten Tomatoes for a New Yorker review at 9AM PT Friday March 8th, and resolve the market based on what I find then.

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@Ziddletwix @traders Following the process in the question's description, it is 1 week past release, and the New Yorker has only logged a single Dune 2 review on RT (or anywhere), and that review is negative. Thus, this question resolves NO.

Justin Chang, in the New Yorker: [1]

"THE STERILE SPECTACLE OF DUNE: PART TWO"

Those of us who retain a stubborn fondness for Lynch’s much maligned adaptation will sense what’s missing from Villeneuve’s: an imaginative density, a hint of psychoerotic danger, the grotesque, teeming aliveness of a fully inhabited world.

Logged as "rotten" on Rottem Tomatoes.

This negative review does not resolve the market. Last time, the New Yorker published two Dune reviews. As stated in the description, I'll wait until a week after release in case there are additional reviews.

[1]. Quite a curveball, as I had no idea Justin Chang had been hired by the New Yorker? I assumed it would be Brody and/or Lane again.

@Ziddletwix (Edited this comment to fix a slight mistake. I will of course follow the process for resolution stated in the description, where I will resolve one week after release as long as there is at least one review by the new yorker).

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