“Alien” (1979) + “The Martian” (2015) = “Life” (2017), a cheap rip off of two Ridley Scott films.
The scientists Miranda North (Rebecca Ferguson), Katerina Golovkina (Olga Dihovichnaya), Rory Adams (Ryan Reynolds), David Jordan (Jake Gyllenhaal), Hugh Derry (Ariyon Bakare), and Sho Murakami (Hiroyuki Sanada) discover and examine the rapidly evolving life form – Calvin abroad the International Space Station (ISS); however, Calvin endangers the aforementioned crew.
“Life” is the outer space diary of sorts, a tense and terse nonlinear narrative that provides a strange case of déjà vu. Despite the spectacularly sinister Calvin, the crew is given nonexistent character development. Meanwhile, the crew’s mission and purpose is unclear. Calvin’s only intention is just killing every human for its pleasure and therefore, the audience is allegedly to enjoy it in return (spoiler: it’s the complete opposite).
Please return Calvin to Mars. Just witness the real deal – “Alien” – instead of receiving the mildly offensive déjà vu here. C
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