‘Dune: Part Two’ in 4DX Has Fans and Viewers Concerned About Their Safety After Back-Breaking Experience in Theaters

Some fans watched Dune: Part Two in 4DX and shared their pros and cons of the experience online

‘Dune: Part Two’ in 4DX Has Fans and Viewers Concerned About Their Safety After Back-Breaking Experience in Theaters


  • Denis Villeneuve's Dune: Part Two has received critical acclaim and is ruling the box office at the moment.
  • However, the film became a cause of concern after complaints of back pain from some fans who experienced it in 4DX.
  • Fans began debating the whether watching the movie in 4DX is worth the hassle or to completely avoid the format.
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Dune: Part Two is all the rage right now and rightfully so as the much-awaited sequel delivers a unique cinematic experience movie lovers were eager for. Directed by Denis Villeneuve, the film features an ensemble cast led by Timothée Chalamet and adapts the second half of Frank Herbert’s sci-fi novel of the same name.

A still from Dune: Part Two (2024)

While the film is scoring big at the box office after an overwhelmingly positive critical reception, viewers are conflicted about one aspect of the sci-fi epic. A fan recently spoke about watching the movie in 4DX and highlighted the many cons of experiencing the film with additional practical effects in theaters. As a result, fans debated whether it was worth watching Dune: Part Two in 4DX.

Dune: Part Two in 4DX Leaves Viewers With a Back-Breaking Experience

Dune: Part Two has grossed over $189.5 million at the global box office as fans are heading to theaters to experience the continuation of the epic sci-fi saga directed by Denis Villeneuve. The film follows Timothée Chalamet as Paul Atreides, as he deals with life on the desert planet Arrakis and battles external threats.

Timothée Chalamet
Timothée Chalamet as Paul Atreides in Dune: Part Two (2024)

On paper, the film’s combination of sci-fi and action elements coupled with Hans Zimmer‘s score and Greig Fraser’s cinematography, make it perfect for experiencing the 4DX technology. However, at least some viewers had a rough time watching the movie in 4DX.

On X, user @em_keates stated that watching the movie in 4DX was the wildest experience of her life, albeit not for the right reasons. In a lengthy discussion for the AV Club, Keates elaborated on her experience. She revealed the cons of watching the film in 4DX as it left her worrying about back pain. She stated the following:

“I have a lot of cons, as you’ve probably already gathered, but my biggest one is that I don’t think you should need a massage or a session with a chiropractor after seeing a movie.”

At the same time, Keates added that while she had a fun time watching the movie, she wished to see it in a normal theater as the augmented elements of 4DX distracted her from the cinematic experience. Similarly, another article from Chris Smith also pointed out the pros and cons of watching the movie in 4DX and complained about back pain from the experience.


Fans Debate Whether to Watch Dune: Part Two in 4DX or Not

Fans eager to watch Dune: Part Two quickly took note of the other viewers’ experience of watching the Denis Villeneuve directorial in the 4DX format. The comments of those who experienced the movie in 4DX started an online debate and also sparked some hilarious reactions on social media.

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Timothée Chalamet and Josh Brolin in Dune: Part Two (2024)

Here is what fans are saying about watching Dune: Part Two in 4DX on X (formerly Twitter).



As the tweets suggest, X users were pretty divided about the idea of watching the movie in 4DX. While some fans wanted to experience the film’s outrageous action sequences with an immersive experience, most simply wanted to have an authentic cinematic experience. As a result, while there is no right or wrong choice, it would seem that a large section of the audience has conflicted feelings towards watching the movie in 4DX.

Pratik Handore

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Pratik is a writer at FandomWire, with a content writing experience of five years. Although he has a Bachelors in Hospitality, his fascination with all things pop culture led him to writing articles on a variety of topics ranging from latest streaming releases to unheard movie trivia. When not writing, you can find him reading manga, or watching classic TV shows.