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Life (2017)

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A team of scientists aboard the International Space Station discover a rapidly evolving life form, that caused extinction on Mars, and now threatens the crew and all life on Earth.

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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 ElDiomedes

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Rated R for language throughout, some sci-fi violence and terror | See all certifications »

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24 March 2017 (USA)  »

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Life: Vida inteligente  »

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$58,000,000 (estimated)

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$12,501,936 (USA) (24 March 2017)

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$30,180,466 (USA) (19 May 2017)
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This was the sixth feature film of director Daniel Espinosa after Babylonsjukan (2004), Uden for kærligheden (2007), Easy Money (2010), Safe House (2012) and Child 44 (2015). See more »

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The crew spend much of the second half of the film trying to trap the alien and vent the atmosphere from around it to kill it / suffocate it as the repeatedly state it is dependent on oxygen. This ignores the fact the alien spent much time outside of the space station earlier in the movie with no ill effects. See more »

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David Jordan: Goodnight, nobody.
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Let's Get It On
Written by Marvin Gaye and Ed Townsend
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A fun, predictable space horror film
5 April 2017 | by See all my reviews

Life is currently playing in cinemas. It stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Ryan Reynolds and Rebecca Ferguson who is known for Mission Impossible Rogue Nation. This film basically plays out exactly the same way as Ridley Scott's Alien. A small group of scientists discover a probe on the planet Mars. On the space station ISS the scientists analyze the creature. It is rapidly growing and starts to get violent really quick to point it out without spoiling anything. What really worked for me was the creature, it was terrifying and mysterious just like the alien and the predator. The acting too is very good, Ryan Reynolds has a lot of charisma and so does Rebecca Ferguson. They really did make me care for them, unfortunately that is the only real detail given to any character. I only cared about Reynolds and Ferguson as they had charisma, Gyllenhaal on the other hand really did let me down. He gives a good performance but his character simply isn't interesting. Unlike 'Alien' which has characters that are like actual real people. 'Life' makes it too easy by just giving the audience two dimensional characters. Some of them have charisma but most of them I fear were plain and dull. The story too is incredibly predictable, you know how everything will play out fairly quickly. This would've been okay if the characters were interesting and likable. Overall this still is a fun sci-fi horror flick with some really scary scenes and charismatic performances. But unfortunately the narrative is too predictable and the characters too uninteresting to be more than a popcorn film.


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