After a catastrophic crash on an unknown planet, pilot Mills (Adam Driver) quickly discovers he’s actually stranded on Earth… 65 million years ago.
Now, with only one chance at rescue, Mills and the only other survivor, Koa (Ariana Greenblatt), must make their way across an unknown terrain riddled with dangerous prehistoric creatures in an epic fight to survive.
- Rating: PG-13 (Intense Sci-Fi Action|Brief Bloody Images|Peril)
- Genre: Sci-fi, Adventure, Action, Mystery & thriller
- Director: Scott Beck, Bryan Woods
- Producer: Sam Raimi, Deborah Liebling, Zainab Azizi, Scott Beck, Bryan Woods
- Writer: Scott Beck, Bryan Woods
- Release Date (Theaters): Mar 10, 2023
- Box Office (Gross USA): $12.3M
- Runtime: 1h 33m
This is a movie that would have benefitted from being a whole lot stupider. The big-budget sci-fi flick—which reportedly cost $91 million to make and was featured in a Super Bowl ad—should have embraced its inherent B-movie roots.
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Instead, it tries to juggle a wild survival story with a poignant family drama, but both elements feel so rushed and underdeveloped that neither ends up registering. There’s nothing to these characters, and the action sequences quickly grow repetitive and wearisome.
There’s a jump scare, insistent notes from an overbearing score, some running and screaming, the gnashing of teeth, and maybe an injury before a narrow escape. Over and over and over again.
The good thing about 65 is that it actually differentiates from other traditional dinosaur films. Basically, back in the early and late 90s, dinosaurs became generally popular and of course, there were lots of dinosaur shows and movies that we had such as Tammy and the T-rex, Barney, Dinosaurs, Prehysteria, Jurassic Park and many more for the list to continue.