An exciting first trailer as dropped for the upcoming Netflix survival thriller “Oxygen”. It comes from director Alexandre Aja whose last movie was the surprisingly entertaining “Crawl”. You know, the one about a father and daughter trapped inside their flooded home by killer alligators during a Category 5 hurricane. On paper it sounded ludicrous. But Aja showed off a real knack for harrowing tight-quartered action and tension-building. I had a blast with it.
With “Oxygen” Aja is going in a much different direction but shows off the same tension-soaked style of filmmaking. Making it even more appealing is the wonderful French actress Mélanie Laurent. In the trailer we see her wake up in what appears to be a high-tech cryo chamber, no bigger than a casket but with all kinds of futuristic bells and whistles. She’s instantly distressed, not aware of who she is or how she got there. Even worse, the unit is slowly running out of oxygen meaning she’ll need to piece together her memories if she has any hope of getting out alive. I love the concept, I love the look of the film, and I’m a fan of Laurent. Sign me up.
“Oxygen” premieres May 12th on Netflix. Check out the trailer below and let me know if you’ll be seeing it or taking a pass.