Dinosaurs. Laser guns. The wonderful Acting of Adam Driver. What could go wrong?
The new movie gracing theaters this weekend is called 65, and the premise seems to have been concocted as a result of a fever dream.
Just read the synopsis for the Adam Driver led Sci-Fi thriller:
“After a catastrophic crash on an unknown planet, pilot Mills quickly discovers he’s actually stranded on Earth – 65 million years ago.
Now, with only one chance at a rescue, Mills and the only other survivor, Koa, must make their way across an unknown terrain riddled with dangerous prehistoric creatures.”
First of all, I hope you took the time to watch the trailer for the movie that is attached to this article.
The only thing I’m personally worried about is that this will be one of those movies where the trailer is phenomenal and gets you to buy the ticket, then the movie underwhelms you. Especially since a similar-premised movie After Earth (2013), starring Will and Jaden Smith, was highly anticipated because of the previews released and then bombed at the box office.
The portions of the film that we do get to see in the trailer makes the movie look like a Sci-Fi/Horror movie mashup. Written by the same individuals that gave us A Quiet Place and produced by horror movie guru Sam Raimi (Evil Dead), this might just be the next great dinosaur thriller.
It would be hard to top the Jurassic Park franchise, but it doesn’t appear as though 65 is trying to be its dinosaur-driven predecessor. Though we might get similar suspenseful shots from Jurassic Park like the T-Rex being revealed through the rain, or the velociraptor kitchen scene, this truly seems like a fresh spin on the old humans-versus-dinosaurs story.
If there was a Sci-Fi Bingo card, it seems as though 65 would fill nearly every square. This new movie has everything you could ask for in a science fiction flick:
-Crash landing a spaceship
-Time Travel (I think?)
-Potential Buddy Movie
-Adam Driver (who has Sci-Fi experience thanks to Star Wars)
For those of you who watched the trailer, the part where Driver is sending voice messages saying there is some sort of alien life form on the planet while appearing to look at a T-Rex footprint is magnificent. How surprised will Driver’s character be when the Aliens happen to be Dinosaurs?! What a twist (that they revealed in the trailer) and I can’t wait to see Oscar Nominated Adam Driver act his ass off in this role.
The movie, rated PG-13, opens up this Friday (March 10th) and has a relatively short run time of 1 hour and 33 minutes. An hour and a half is pretty quick considering the length of the average movie in this day and age seems to run over two hours.
I have a feeling that the hour and change will go by pretty quick with the “Adam Driver fighting prehistoric creatures with futuristic weapons” storyline.