Adam Driver Says He Joined Prehistoric Sci-Fi Film 65 Because of Dinosaurs and Laser Guns — GeekTyrant
Adam Driver’s prehistoric sci-fi film 65 hasn’t been met with the best reviews, and it’s not doing very well at the box office, which is a shame. The movie is actually a lot of fun! I honestly don’t know what people were expecting from this movie, but it’s exactly what the trailer makes it out to be!
In the film, after a catastrophic crash on Earth 65 million years ago, a spacecraft pilot named Mills and one other survivor named Koa (Ariana Greenblatt) must make their way across an unknown terrain battling dangerous prehistoric dinosaurs along the way. That’s what the movie is, and the movie does a solid job of telling that story!
During a recent interview with Collider, Driver was asked about what made him want to jump on board this film project and his answer was simple… dinosaurs and laser guns! He said:
Well that it was so unique and that it was a big blend of a lot of different things. It was dinosaurs and laser guns and spaceships crashing, and it didn’t seem somewhat rare to get asked to do that, but that also is kind of ancillary to it being a movie that is really kind of a father-daughter movie. Anytime there’s a big-scale movie, big-scale family movie that everyone can go to that doesn’t let the spectacle get in the way of two characters that hopefully are three-dimensional, and it was about grief. I got it in the first thrust of COVID, and as I’m sure many people did, were obviously making the connections of what was going on in the world.
But, the idea that it was about two people from a completely different background facing this obvious threat that no one had a precedent for, and through that become found family based on this common thing of grief. And him denying it because everything that he sees in her reminds him of his own daughter, and he’s denying that feeling as much as possible until they can’t anymore. It seems like a unique thing to do in a big-scale movie like this.
After bringing up the fact that he gets to fight dinosaurs, Driver went laughed and said: “Yeah, yeah. After the T. rex, I really didn’t care. I was like, ‘Who do you want me to play? Sure, that’s interesting, so long as I get to battle a T. rex and shoot a laser gun.’”
65 was directed by the A Quiet Place writers, Scott Beck and Bryan Woods, from an original screenplay they wrote. Sam Raimi also produced the film.
If you haven’t watched the movie yet, it’s a fun popcorn flick worth watching on the big screeen!
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