The six-member crew of the International Space Station is tasked with studying a sample from Mars that may be the first proof of extra-terrestrial life, which proves more intelligent than ever expected.
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Life takes a thoroughly worked over theme of man fiddling with nature to disastrous results. There is nothing new to offer here to the history of that idea on film but one thing Life does is make it look really pretty.
The space station on which this adventure is set is gorgeous. The space and imagery outside the station is on par with that of Gravity-of which in style Life borrows heavily.
It also borrows from the Alien series as well, but if you can get past the idea biting, there is a decent movie here. Not every film needs to reinvent the wheel. If you are gonna do a lot of stuff we have seen before, at least make it look cool and make sure the audience is invested in your characters. Life hits on both those fronts and that is what keeps it afloat throughout.
Life is another entry into the "What's in outer space," genre. Although it doesn't really bring anything new to the table, it is a sleek and enjoyable thriller with a likable cast.
A six man team aboard the International Space Station discover a highly evolved life form on Mars. The species is studied at length until things take a drastic turn.
Life borrows heavily from Ridley Scott's 1979 classic, Alien. Although asking Life to duplicate the epic nature of that film is impossible, I enjoyed Life enough for a break in the week at the cinema