In ’65, Adam Driver Fights Dinosaurs Movie Review
There’s a movie called 65 in which Adam Driver fights dinosaurs. I hadn’t heard of it before this week, but was convinced to buy a ticket just by that description: “Adam Driver fights dinosaurs.”
65 takes place 65 million years ago when dinosaurs only have days to live before an asteroid crashes into Earth. Adam Driver is not human; He’s from an extraterrestrial race that predates humans by more than 65 million years, but looks and thinks exactly like humans, so imagine that. His spaceship crashes on Earth and he is the only survivor other than a little girl who looks like a young Mila Kunis, Koa. You have to fight the dinosaurs – there is no long-necked gentle giant representation 65; All dinosaurs crave meat—and you know what? That will only happen if they put their differences (age, musculature) aside and work together.
That leads us to what I think is an even more compelling slogan: “Big man and little girl help each other fight dinosaurs.”
The Adam Driver in 65 is not tall and lanky Adam Driver. He’s tall and absolutely massive like Adam Driver and towers over Koa. He is very sweaty or otherwise wet most of the time. He cannot understand her and she cannot understand him due to a language barrier, but they try their hand at important words like “mountain” and “family”. He’s confused by her very existence – he doesn’t try to comfort her, and although her parents died in the crash, he lies and tells her they’re on said “mountain”. Koa is obstinate and visibly upset that Adam Driver cannot understand that her face very clearly expresses confusion, fear, and sadness. Damn dinosaurs are everywhere! What brings her personality to conflict? It’s all the more stupid that Adam is playing Driver a dad in 65. In fact, fatherhood is his only trait! Why is he so confused from this young girl?
But in my book ltall man confused by little girl to the he is charged with protection Equation for action movie magic. What a good use of juxtaposition. There’s the physical comedy element – a hulking brute who’s number one enemysis is a lanky 9 year old who needs an attitude adjustment. Even better, however, is the always-implicit theme that the girl is infinitely smarter than her hulking brute. She runs this show.
Perhaps no one was more confused by a young girl than Tom Cruise’s character in war of the Worlds, who was tasked with protecting his daughter (Dakota Fanning) from aliens. He really didn’t understand her; She really screwed him. In another film about a distant father who made excellent use of physical size, The game plan, Dwayne Johnson plays a (huge) football player who unexpectedly has to start parenting his tween daughter. What a strange duo! From there you can level up The pacifier, in which Vin Diesel is a Marine assigned to babysit a bunch of kids, most of whom are frail and quite unfazed by his biceps. (This really is a great movie – maybe the best of the sub-sub-subgenre.) In one of his 8 billion action movies, Jason Statham rescues a young girl from a gang and then gets stuck with her. A towering Jeff Bridges gets an earful by Hailee Steinfeld with braids out West in True grit. Arnold Schwarzenegger is the Terminator in terminator 2 whose computer programming does not include a parenting manual youthful John Connor—who is admittedly a boy, but this equation has variables. In any case, the teamwork between man and child makes the dream come true.
I could get pop-psychological here and say something about these films that successfully deal with our various daddy issues — almost all of these big men are surrogate or absentee fathers, and their paths to redemption involve navigating intense dangers with daughter-like characters . Is that cinematic atonement for the great sins of mankind? Perhaps filmmakers believe that by providing us viewers with a sense of protection by proxy, we will be able to heal from our own various abandonments. Finally, we come to this place for magic! Or is there a unique male impulse to be big and kill beasts, aliens, or thugs I don’t know about on behalf of a little girl? Honestly, that seems like more probably.
not me believe for a second that you need a father figure who has an impressive physique and a rugged demeanor to feel protected by. However, I would like to see more action movies like this one. I accept recommendations. Surely John Cena will crank one out pretty soon.
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