782. Life

Title: Life
Director: Daniel Espinosa
Year: 2017
Run time: 1hr 44m

“Life is a terrifying sci-fi thriller about a team of scientists aboard the International Space Station whose mission of discovery turns to one of primal fear when they find a rapidly evolving life form that caused extinction on Mars, and now threatens the crew and all life on Earth.”

Live blog

1:57 – Things travel so fast in space but also appear not to be moving at all.
3:50 – Very useful radio message for us, essentially a captain’s log, stardate.
7:17 – “Remember your training.” “We never trained for this.”
8:49.- Gotta get that shot on Instagram, asap.
11:12 – Quite like it when not all the characters get the references either. Phew!
12:26 – “Did it just move?” ARGH.
15:44 – Why does it need a name?
18:32 – Yo-yo in zero g is mental.
27:46 – Do they just have the one sample? They must have picked up more than one.
36:11 – Tense. TENSE.
39:05 – I really wasn’t prepared for this film.

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Conclusions

The first twenty minutes of this were great, setting up interesting ethical and moral questions alongside the unmistakable tension and suspense that a movie like Alien does so well. Unfortunately, once the action actually started, it was just too much grossness. That’s all I can say.

Rating: Unrated.

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