Life is directed by Daniel Espinosa and stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson and Ryan Reynolds and the story about a team of scientists aboard the International Space Station, who discover a rapidly evolving life form, that caused the extinction on Mars, and now threatens the crew and all life on Earth.
If a film involves characters who are isolated in space and something bad is happening I for the most part have a serious soft spot for that, one of my favorite films of all-time is Alien and this film is hugely inspired by that film, but at the same time there’s a different approach to the formula here where Alien is more of a science-fiction horror film, this film is pretty much a non-fiction horror film, this is more of a realistic look at what would happen if we found a biological life-form and things did not go as planned, it’s kind of more realistic and it’s a lot more grounded than I expected it to be, which is something I really liked about Life and overall I had a total blast watching it.
The CGI is gorgeous, all the stuff in space the way earth looks the space station itself, the entity that eventually develops, it all looks really good.
All the actors also really excellent in this movie, Rebecca Ferguson, Jake Gyllenhaal, Ryan Reynolds, everybody was phenomenal in this movie, one of the standouts is definitely Rebecca Ferguson, she clearly emulates Sigourney Weaver as the strong character who keeps her head and stays focus on what is needed to do, but at the same time makes it different enough that she isn’t just doing the same thing.
When everything goes south for these characters it will have you on the edge of your seat, this is a very suspenseful film that I loved, you really get the sense of isolation that the filmmaker was going for, I was really happy with Life and it gets my recommend for you to see this at the cinema.
Well that’s my two sense on the film Life, please let me know what you think of the film down below and as always, I am Mr Moody and it’s been my pleasure to service you.