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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 all life on Earth.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Hiroyuki Sanada ... Sho Murakami
Ryan Reynolds ... Rory Adams
Rebecca Ferguson ... Miranda North
Jake Gyllenhaal ... David Jordan
Olga Dykhovichnaya Olga Dykhovichnaya ... Ekaterina Golovkina (as Olga Dihovichnaya)
Ariyon Bakare ... Hugh Derry
Jesus Del Orden ... Student 2
Allen McLean Allen McLean ... Student 1
Leila Grace ... Student 3 (as Leila Grace Bostwick-Riddell)
Mari Gvelesiani Mari Gvelesiani ... Student 4
David Muir ... 20 / 20 Anchor
Elizabeth Vargas ... 20 / 20 Anchor
Camiel Warren-Taylor Camiel Warren-Taylor ... Dominique
Haruka Kuroda ... Doctor
Naoko Mori ... Kazumi
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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Japanese | Vietnamese

Release Date:

24 March 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Life See more »

Filming Locations:

Halong Bay, Vietnam See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$58,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,501,936, 24 March 2017, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$30,234,022, 1 June 2017

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$100,541,806, 31 December 2017
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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

This was Skydance's first project not to be released by Paramount. Instead, Columbia Pictures produced the film. See more »

Goofs

Soyuz spacecraft take at least six hours to reach the International Space Station, rather the hour or so shown in the movie. See more »

Quotes

David Jordan: Goodnight, nobody.
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Crazy Credits

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 »

Connections

References The Blob (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

Spirit in the Sky
Written by Norman Greenbaum
Copyright 1970 Great Honesty Music
Used courtesy of Transtone Productions
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People didn't like it because the creature didn't seem realistic
14 August 2017 | by tony-cliftonSee all my reviews

I've been reading reviews of this movie and it seemed many people didn't like it because they thought this carbon/water based creature was unrealistic. Nothing can survive the vacuum of space, extreme cold and extreme heat, no water and food for years, etc... but there IS an organism that can do that. It's called a "tardigrade" - this little creature can survive lethal amounts of radiation, 1 degree above absolute zero temperature, it can turn its body into glass to survive extreme dehydration, it can survive the vacuum of space and the pressure of many hundreds of meters underwater and survive above boiling temperature.

Coincidentally, shortly after learning about this fascinating creature I came across the movie "Life", and that's probably why I love it so much. What would happen if a hostile alien with the durability of a tardigrade and a lethality of a xenomorph decided to hunt us down? I was thrilled at the prospect! Although some will fault some of the poor choices of the characters, I found them on par with the choices of "Alien:Covenant" characters, but I wasn't going to fault the movie because the premise intrigued me so much. I for one, found it an exciting and thrilling movie!!


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