After a space merchant vessel perceives an unknown transmission as a distress call, its landing on the source moon finds one of the crew attacked by a mysterious lifeform, and they soon realize that its life cycle has merely begun.
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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
It was rumored that this film was a prequel to Venom (2018), but it was subsequently debunked. See more »
At the beginning of the film, Ryan Reynolds goes outside to manually capture the probe returning from Mars. Given the actual speed of the probe is greater than the speed of the Space station, it would have been impossible for him to see let alone capture the probe. See more »
I'm not a fan of these AAA Hollywood blockbusters, I'm not a fan of sci-fi and I really don't like Jake Gyllenhaal so I was prepared to hate this film! With the usually excellent Ryan Reynolds not being on form, a rather lifeless cast and wall to wall clichés it was looking like my fears were being confirmed.
Then something weird happened, it....got....good.
The movie became overwhelmingly tense, the film gripped me and suddenly I was hooked.
The plot though hardly original heavily reminded me of an episode of the Outer Limits that starred Michael "Worf" Dorn and is certainly a fantastic premise.
Ending with a predictable but very impressive finale Life exceeded all my expectations and I believe a sequel would work.
Very tense and well constructed
Things I learnt from this movie:
I should watch more sci-fi (No scyfy channel not you)
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