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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 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 ... Dominique
Haruka Kuroda 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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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: Vida inteligente See more »

Filming Locations:

Halong Bay, Vietnam

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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 the second time Hiroyuki Sanada played an astronaut. He previously played one in Sunshine (2007), and both movies also co-starred an actor who had played a Marvel comic book character. Chris Evans played Johnny Storm in Fantastic Four (2005) and its sequel, as well as Captain America in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and he co-starred in Sunshine (2007) with Hiroyuki Sanada. Ryan Reynolds played the titular character in Deadpool (2016) and co-starred in this movie and, he also played DC Comics character Hal Jordan in Green Lantern (2011). See more »

Goofs

Early in the film, it is stated that the ISS has been in operation for 30 years or around that long. That would make the film set some time between 2028 and 2030. David later states that he remembers the Challenger explosion and that school was let out early because of it. That event occurred January 1986, meaning David would have to be somewhere around 45-50 years old for him to have been in school when that event happened. His appearance certainly doesn't show it, and the actor Jake Gyllenhaal was in fact born in 1980, was 5 years old when the Challenger disaster happened, and was 36 when the movie was released. 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 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) 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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Unbearable "mistakes" by movie characters
24 March 2017 | by Charles HuegliSee all my reviews

I was highly annoyed by the unprofessional and error-prone behaviour of the movie characters. Throughout the movie, you will ask yourself: How can he be so stupid? Why is she not doing the obvious? Why are the astronauts emphasising proper procedures, then five seconds later breaking their own rules? How come a former soldier is breaking the chain of command? There is nothing realistic about the behaviour of these characters. In the end, I just hated them. I do not believe that there is a demographic that likes movies like this. Either the script was written by an incompetent author, or the directors are ignorant of what makes a good movie.


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