Have you ever wanted to see a mashup of Alien, Jurassic Park, and Planet of the Apes? No? Me neither. At least, I never thought I did, but now that I’ve seen the trailer for 65, I know better. This movie looks like the cinematic fusion cuisine I never knew I needed, and I can’t wait to see it. Here’s what the film is about:
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.
If that doesn’t sound like pure creature feature goodness, then I don’t know what else could. Dinosaurs have been monster movie staples since at least the 1920s, and even though a century has passed since we first saw these amazing animals on screen, they’re still just as fun and scary as they’ve ever been. So naturally, the idea of two people having to fight to stay alive in a prehistoric land is enough to get me to buy a ticket.
Admittedly, there’s really not much to the 65 trailer beyond that bare premise, but it does show us two crucial things. For starters, we have the futuristic weapons the main characters use. They look almost as cool as the dinosaurs, so I bet the combination of ancient monsters and high-tech firepower is going to make for a really fun time.
Secondly, and probably more importantly, the visuals in this trailer are awesome. The dinosaur CGI is spot on, and it appears that the filmmakers are going for a legit horror vibe rather than just a toned-down action/adventure feel. It’s exactly what I want from a movie like this, so you can bet that I’ll be buying a ticket for opening night.
65 hits theaters on March 10.