Life

Life

DVD - 2017
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The six-member crew of the International Space Station is on the cutting edge of one of the most important discoveries in human history: the first evidence of extraterrestrial life on Mars. As the crew begins to conduct research, their methods end up having unintended consequences and the life form proves more intelligent than anyone ever expected.
Publisher: [Place of production not identified] : Skydance Productions, LLC, ©2017
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (103 min.) :,sound, colour ;,12 cm
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aaropender
Jul 01, 2018

This is a great example of how to make a really bad movie without being obvious that that is what you are setting out to do. Only the monster concept was worth while. Please skip the movie.

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ausnos
Jun 17, 2018

What a hideously boring movie. Straight out of the gate I already hate each character, especially all their nonsense chatter. I don't know who they are or why I should care about them being there. There is no proper buildup, I just don't care.

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ScorchingSun
May 29, 2018

These alien monsters get more and more weird, although the basic plot elements remain the same:
-the creatures are cunning and hard to kill
-the humans often make foolish, fatal mistakes
-circumstances conspire to create a perfect storm for slaughtering hapless victims.
That about sums it up here, notwithstanding all the fancy floating around

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kirareuban
Apr 05, 2018

Watch the Special Features after you watch the movie.

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jamlover2
Mar 31, 2018

It's OK I guess, however it's hard to take seriously a space alien named "Calvin"

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wtf_this_sucks
Feb 27, 2018

I actually watched this with my 10 & 16yr old, it was interesting enough to keep them glued and they didn't get as annoyed and frustrated as what they normally do with sci-fi movies.
The ending was predictable for sure, we all got that one.
But we loved the fact that where people are included, who lives and dies is pretty much a chance of luck - that is "realistic" enough for us.
We don't watch a movie to be spot on realistic in every facet, that's why we watch docos. Movies are escapism for us.

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akirakato
Feb 26, 2018

Directed by Daniel Espinosa in 2017, this intense SF thriller depicts the struggle of a team of scientists aboard the International Space Station against a rapidly evolving life-form that caused extinction on Mars.
With nice visual effects and an edge-at-the-seat storyline, this movie turns out to be an amazing entertaining piece.
I enjoyed it to the hilt.

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sunnyfeline
Feb 18, 2018

I have mixed feelings about this movie. It was good at first but then it felt like nothing good was going to happen with this thing loose on the International Space Station. At times it felt like things dragged. However, the ending felt rushed as if they ran out of time and had to come up with something quickly.

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andrewsydlik
Feb 02, 2018

Despite the mixed reviews, I found this to be a tense and enjoyable sci-fi/horror film about a Mars life form that goes from dormant single-celled organism to hostile, quickly growing and adapting terror. Some think this is just an Alien and/or Lifeforce knock-off, but I wouldn't say that's fair. The alien is somewhat more realistic, and the suspense revolves just as much around the crew dealing with things going wrong on the Space Station as dealing with the alien threat. Nothing that original, but well-done for what it is.

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Janice21383
Jan 30, 2018

A lot of money and talent wasted on another creature stalks humans story. Why? Did Jake Gyllenhaal lose a bet? If you have any information about scientific procedures, biology, physics, or what alien life forms might be like*, or your brain doesn't turn off when you enter a theatre, this movie will bug the hell out of you. If not, fine. Enjoy the murky lighting and predictable story. *ETA: I didn't watch the extras, so am surprised that the commenter below reports the film makers made things accurate "as much as possible". I guess not much was possible. The video I attached here outlines the many issues of this film. Warning: SPOILERS.

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wtf_this_sucks
Feb 27, 2018

wtf_this_sucks thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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humbleworm
Dec 02, 2017

humbleworm thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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GREYCORE1701
Aug 27, 2017

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wtf_this_sucks
Feb 27, 2018

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Could be a bit distressing for a first timer to this sort of genre

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SAMANTHA BROWN
Aug 02, 2017

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Can become intense at times.

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jimg2000
Sep 25, 2017

Firewall One was the box. And Firewall Two was the lab. And Firewall Three is the station. But we have a new firewall.
- What are you saying?
They don't know that. And if Firewall One or Two fail, they have two choices. They can contain, or they expel.
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We're not blood-filled meat puppets. I come from a long line of plumbers. I can fix a shower. If I can't... Well, Hugh doesn't shower anyway, he's British.
- First international incident.
I'm not being critical of you. You're just a very under-bathed nation. Everybody knows it.
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Life's very existence requires destruction. Calvin doesn't hate us. But he has to kill us in order to survive.

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