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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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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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24 March 2017 (USA)  »

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Life: Vida inteligente  »

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$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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This was Skydance's first project not to be released by Paramount. Instead, Columbia Pictures produced the film. See more »

Goofs

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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David Jordan: Don't open. No, no, no.
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Unlike most films where the end credits scroll from the bottom of the screen to the top, they are shown page-by-page like at the end of a television program. See more »

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References My Favorite Martian (1963) See more »

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Spirit in the Sky
Written by Norman Greenbaum
Copyright 1970 Great Honesty Music
Used courtesy of Transtone Productions
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Life gets sucked out of Life by bad direction.
24 March 2017 | by See all my reviews

Life is a simple story that has been told many times before, most notably by Ridley Scott in the 1979 film Alien. A group of diverse astronauts discover an alien life form, which eventually becomes a threat to their lives.

Life starts out as an intriguing enough plot, a crew is assigned to intercept a damaged satellite that contains soil samples from Mars. Once these samples are retrieved, the on board scientist begins to discover what becomes the films protagonist, an intelligent life form with a brutal determination to survive.

Unfortunately Life fails to make use of a great cast and a fairly fresh take on the classic alien versus man concept. To make a long story short, the Direction is poor. You never really connect with any of the characters, therefore the order in which they are inevitably dispatched not only makes little sense, but doesn't affect the viewer on any emotional level. The suspense is forced, the twists although not particularly predictable are underwhelming and the ending lacks closure.

Wait till On Demand to view this one :)


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