Even Led By A Quiet Place Creators, Adam Driver’s 65 Was a Miserable Flop: Here’s Why
One of the crew members explained how “Adam Driver battles dinosaurs, the sci-fi” movie turned into a terrible bomb no one wants to touch with a ten-inch pole.
Sometimes, you look at a movie and you can’t help but wonder: what went wrong?
If we told you that the creators of A Quiet Place were doing a sci-fi adventure with dinosaurs, action, and Adam Driver, you would’ve likely assumed that it’d be a phenomenal movie. However, you’ve likely never even heard about it despite it being really new: it came out this year, it’s called 65, and it’s a massive bomb.
Despite a cool concept, a fantastic lead actor, and the masterminds behind A Quiet Place directing the project, 65 turned out…questionable. The critics straight-up hated the movie, and even the audience came to a consensus that the only positive thing about this film was its survival thriller aspect — and everything else was incoherent.
This is exactly the case when you start wondering “how,” but unlike with other movies like this, this time, we have an answer. Under a Reddit discussion titled “65, just bad,” a person claiming to have been part of the movie’s production team appeared. They explained just how and why 65 turned out to be such a disappointment.
“It was a complete f*cking disaster on set. The two directors couldn't make a decision to save their lives, they were totally f*cking clueless and I have no idea why anyone thought they should have access to the kind of money they had. Driver knew it too and he let them know it. He was also kind of a d*ck,” claims Reddit user scooterbus.
Apart from the “clueless” directors and Driver’s attitude, there were many more problems, according to scooterbus. The team was weak, the budget was misplaced, and the story kept changing for no good reason.
“The production was cheap as f*ck and there were a bunch of a*sholes on it that screamed at you all the f*cking time. The story changed too, they [definitely] reshot sh*t after filming wrapped and the crew knew they didn't have a movie,” added scooterbus.
Even the premise of 65 was changed to the worst at the very end, they shared. Apparently, Driver’s character initially crashed because he was doing drugs on the ship to cope with loneliness, but that part was cut out. In scooterbus’s eyes, this decision just further butchered the movie, depriving the main character of an origin story.
We have no idea whether this person really worked in the production of 65, but there’s seemingly no reason for them to lie. If what they shared is true, then the creation of this movie was an actual nightmare, and we shouldn’t be surprised by its 35% critics and 54% audience scores on Rotten Tomatoes in the slightest.