A successful investment banker struggles after losing his wife in a tragic car crash. With the help of a customer service rep and her young son, he starts to rebuild, beginning with the demolition of the life he once knew.
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
The astronaut "North" has her name in Russian below her English name. It is shown translated as the Russian word "Sever" which means the direction North. A name would surely be translated phonetically into Cyrillic, not fully translated into its Russian equivalent. This would look more like "HOPO" (with a vertical line through the last "O" to give the character for "F" (closest to "th" in Cyrillic). 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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