In the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X, somewhere on the Mexican border. However, Logan's attempts to hide from the world, and his legacy, are upended when a young mutant arrives, pursued by dark forces.
It's time for a young African American to meet with his white girlfriend's parents for a weekend in their secluded estate in the woods, but before long, the friendly and polite ambience will give way to a nightmare.
Six astronauts aboard the space station study a sample collected from Mars that could provide evidence for extraterrestrial life on the Red Planet. The crew determines that the sample contains a large, single-celled organism - the first example of life beyond Earth. But..things aren't always what they seem. As the crew begins to conduct research, and their methods end up having unintended consequences, the life form proves more intelligent than anyone ever expected. Written by
This was the second time Hiroyuki Sanada played an astronaut. He previously played one in Sunshine (2007). Both movies also co-starred an actor who has played a Marvel Comic Book character. Chris Evans has played Johnny Storm in The Fantastic Four and its sequel (2005-2007) and currently plays Captain America in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He co-stars in Sunshine with Hiroyuki Sanada. Ryan Reynolds plays Deadpool and co-stars in this movie. Ryan Reynolds also played DC Comics character Hal Jordan in the critically panned Green Lantern (2011). See more »
When David takes manual control of the life boat to steer it towards deep space, the display already shows the trajectory for the override before he touches the joystick. See more »
The music for the end titles begins with the song Spirit in the Sky. This was used during the live broadcast from the ill-fated Apollo XIII moon mission. A recreation of this broadcast, along with this song, was included in the film of the same name. The irony is intentional, as the song is about dying. See more »
If you have been around the science fiction film block a reasonable number of times, you will almost certainly see that the premise of "Life" is heavily derived from the movie "Alien". But originality in Hollywood these days is a rare thing, and I was open to seeing the same story again as long as it was done with style and a few original touches. Unfortunately, the end results pretty much lack those ingredients. The first third or so of the movie is surprisingly dull - the movie can't find awe and wonder about the premise of finding alien life from another planet, believe it or not. Then when the alien lifeform subsequently becomes a threat, you would think there would be plenty of scares and tense moments. But surprisingly, that's not the case. The so-called terror feels... well... flat. I think a big reason for that is that the human characters are not well developed. They are so bland that it's hard to care about them and feel the so-called terror that they are experiencing. The only saving grace the movie has are a few good special effects, though there are also some special effect moments that comes across as surprisingly crude and clunky (bad CGI rears its ugly head in a Hollywood movie once more!) You'd be better off rewatching "Alien" than this clone.
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