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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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Daniel Espinosa
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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 »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language throughout, some sci-fi violence and terror | See all certifications »

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Trivia

It was rumored that this film was a prequel to Venom (2018), but it was subsequently debunked. See more »

Goofs

Much like in Gravity everything is moving around as if it had little or no mass. Navigating a human body in micro gravity is a difficult task and must be done with great care. In this movie (as in others) the astronauts are flitting around like squirrels, stopping their motion and changing direction effortlessly. In real life, moving at those speeds would cause serious injury. A few times they even stop without grabbing anything. A related annoyance is the way the doors manually open and close effortlessly in no time at all as if they are made from nothing. Still, they manage to keep the creature out. See more »

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Hugh Derry: Do you like peas?
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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 The Killing (1956) See more »

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Let's Get It On
Written by Marvin Gaye and Ed Townsend
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Solid alien/horror film
2 July 2017 | by austin0731See all my reviews

Life was a solid horror/alien movie with a wonderful cast and well shot visuals. It is not a masterpiece especially considering the genre's many great entries, including the alien which seemed to be something that this film has modelled after.

I liked how this film in contrast to Alien seemed very plausible and realistic, focusing on the 'science' part of sci-fi. The mission in search of extra terrestrial living organisms is a very interesting topic and this film made the possibilities of this seem so much more plausible. At the same time Life also brings up an interesting idea of how little we know about the universe that we live in and how inexperienced we are. How alien life form could be so different to our expectations and hence the debate of whether we should explore and the consequences of human curiosity.

It carried a good amount of intensity and suspense and was gory and terrifying at times.The performances were quite good, the cast is pretty great though so there was no surprise there but it did fall flat in writing though, not that it was poor but it's a very straight forwards and rather clichéd trope that we've seen many times even though it was indeed well done.


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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English | Japanese | Vietnamese

Release Date:

24 March 2017 (USA) See more »

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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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