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You might have heard of the movie 65 for a while now, or well, at least two years, as it was first announced in 2020. The cast was announced shortly after that, and that gave the creators, cast, and crew more than enough time to get the word out and have everyone hyped up for its release.
In an era of emerging genres and reinventing classics, 65 presents itself as the perfect science-fiction thriller, which is all about a unique adventure and survival. Survival movies are usually some of the most interesting ones because they keep the viewers on the edge until the very end and don’t promise a happy ending. It isn’t all sunshine and rainbows here at 65 and you have to be prepared for the worst.
65 is being produced by none other than Sam Raimi. For those of you who don’t know Raimi, he is the mind behind some of the most brilliant filmmakers of our time and is responsible for The Evil Dead franchise, Doctor Strange: Multiverse of Madness, and Toby Maguire’s Spider-Man movies.
So, it is safe to say that he is incredibly successful and produces some of the best content. 65 is also taking a leap of faith and contesting against the Jurassic World franchise which has dominated the dinosaur trope, which makes this all the more interesting.
Here’s everything you need to know about 65, from its plot to the cast, to the release date and more:
From the writers of A Quiet Place and producer Sam Raimi, #65movie is coming exclusively to movie theaters March 10. pic.twitter.com/P1nIRohYnL— 65 (@65Movie) December 14, 2022
One thing we know for sure is that the 65 is going to have some very villainous creatures that we don’t see in science-fiction thrillers too often, and no, it isn’t aliens or zombies, but dinosaurs. As for the title, if the number 65 has you confused, we’re going to clear that confusion very soon!
65 revolves around pilot Mills, who has suffered a terrible crash and finds himself stranded on Earth, which next to no survivors. Now, here is where the title of the movie comes into play.
Mills might be stranded on earth; however, the year isn’t 2022, or even this decade, or century, or even thousands of years ago. 65 takes place on Earth, 65 million years ago. Mills soon realizes that he isn’t the only survivor and is now responsible for his own survival and that of a little girl named Koa. As the official synopsis states:
“Now, with only one chance at rescue, Mills and the only other survivor, Koa, must make their way across an unknown terrain riddled with dangerous prehistoric creatures in an epic fight to survive.”
The most dangerous prehistoric creatures known to all of us are dinosaurs and there are going to be plenty of those in 65, because by the looks of it, it is their world, and Mills and Koa have caused some disruption. As we mentioned before, 65 is a movie about survival, but in a war against dinosaurs, do Mills and Koa stand a chance?
One of the best parts of any Sam Raimi production is the cast, and 65 will be no exception. There are two main characters in this movie, Mills, and Koa, the two survivors who must battle against these enormous creatures and try to stay alive for the duration of the movie.
Firstly, we have pilot Mills, who will be played by none other than Adam Driver. Adam Driver is best known for playing some very intense roles that involve a whole lot of emotions whether it is his performance in Marriage Story or the Star Wars franchise.
Undoubtedly, he is a versatile actor, and the perfect choice to play pilot Mills. This role needed to be fulfilled by someone big and strong, and Adam Driver fits the bill perfectly.
Although he has experience with science-fiction movies, it goes without saying that 65 will be a lot different from Star Wars. It will be interesting to see Adam Driver at his most rugged in the upcoming movie.
Next to Adam Driver, we have the other survivor, Koa, who will be played by Ariana Greenblatt, who has been labeled one of the busiest actresses in Hollywood for her age. At the age of 15, Ariana made appearances in several movies and tv shows, including Marvel Cinematic Universe, where she played a young Gamora.
Ariana is one of the most talented actresses in Hollywood, and it will be interesting to see her in 65 next to Adam Driver, who seems to have taken a fatherly role.
The supporting cast will include several…dinosaurs. The human cast of 65 is fairly limited, however, it has been rumored that Chloe Coleman will appear in this movie, however, her role is a mystery.
65 has been in its production stages for a while now, and the release date has often changed since 2020. According to different sources, the movie was supposed to release in 2022, and much to everyone’s dismay, 65 has been pushed to a later date, however, it isn’t too far away.
2023 is going to be a big year for cinema, with some major productions and titles releasing, and 65 has officially joined the race. The movie will be available to watch on the 10th of March, 2023.
Since this is a science-fiction thriller and consists of some vicious and humongous dinosaurs, it makes sense that it would release in the theatres first so that viewers can experience the thrill on the big screen.
Sony Pictures Entertainment recently released the official trailer for 65, which is almost three minutes long and has already garnered a lot of attention with over fifteen million views.
Now, this large viewership could consist of science-fiction fans, Adam Driver fans, Sam Raimi fans, and even dinosaur fans! However, we completely understand why this trailer has so many views because it embodies several genres in one, but mostly thriller, and science-fiction with a sprinkle of horror because of some jump scares that even we couldn’t prepare you for.
We catch a glimpse into Adam Driver’s performance in 65 and frankly, we’re in awe because while there could have been several actors up for this role, no one could do it as well as Driver.
The trailer showcases that 65 is truly all about survival, and by the looks of it, keeping in mind all the dangers around, the chances of survival are looking fairly bleak. Make sure you hop onto YouTube as soon as you finish reading this article because it is an experience!
If there’s one thing we know, is that 65 is on its way to becoming a box office hit. While it is always fun to watch romance and happy endings, sometimes we need a little thrill and that’s where movies like 65 come in.
Imagine being stranded on Earth 65 million years ago, with one lone survivor along with you, could you survive against some of the most monstrous creatures?