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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

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 ... 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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Storyline

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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We were better off alone. See more »


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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, 26 March 2017

Gross USA:

$30,234,022

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$100,541,806
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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

It was intended to have Ryan Reynolds play the main character. However, scheduling conflicts with The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017) forced him to take a supporting role instead. See more »

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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 »

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Rory Adams: I miss my fucking dog. Goodnight.
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References Re-Animator (1985) See more »

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Let's Get It On
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Life: Expectations obliterated
22 August 2017 | by PlatypuschowSee all my reviews

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.

The Good:

Very tense and well constructed

The Bad:

Jake Gyllenhaal

Things I learnt from this movie:

I should watch more sci-fi (No scyfy channel not you)


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