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review by Bobby Blakey

Adam Driver has already dipped his hand into the sci-fi genre with the Star Wars sequel trilogy, but has also an impressive resume across genres always delivering a great performance. His latest film, 65 teams him up with directors Scott Beck and Bryan Woods to blend the world of dinosaurs with science fiction. The film co-stars Ariana Greenblatt and Chloe Coleman with horror icon Sam Raimi serving as one of the producers. Could this flick bring the epic dinosaur sci-fi action it promises or should it have just stayed stranded?

65 follows pilot Mills who quickly discovers he’s actually stranded on Earth…65 million years ago after a catastrophic crash on an unknown planet. 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.


Heading in I fully expected this flick to be a popcorn action film and that is exactly what it is. I dug it for what it was, but also felt like it missed the mark on some level. It had the perfect formula for some epic dino action and while there is plenty here it just never really does much to take it to the next level that I had hoped for.


The story is simple enough with very little set up and not much needed for the direction it is going. Driver is good in the role and has to carry the brunt of it all in both the action and emotion. The young girl played by Ariana Greenblatt is good as well and her chemistry with Driver makes the pairing work, but it’s the kind of character that really could have been deleted from the film and it would have been the same thing. As good as she is, I think it might have been a more intense movie had it been just Driver alone trying to survive.


There is plenty of fun action with the dinos and that alone makes the film worth checking out if you are a fan of prehistoric chaos. It may not have been the insanity that I was hoping for, but it is still some mindless fun filled with action, spaceships and of course a variety of dinosaurs that keep it fun.


In addition to the film this release offers up bonus content including Deleted & Extended Scenes, featurettes and more. Grab your copy of 65 available now on digital and then on 4K, Blu-ray and DVD from Sony Home Entertainment.

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