I just watched Life (2017), the sci-fi horror thriller by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, directed by Daniel Espinosa; and, it’s a mega-thriller. I mean this film had me on the edge of my seat for almost the entire film. The ending was really fun relief so I won’t spoil it for you. Just wonderful.
First off, I have to commend all parties involved for creating such a gripping story given the limited space available on the space station. It’s truly unbelievable.
When we are first introduced to our merry band of space-dwellers, we get a feeling that these are people living on the edge while trying to make sense of their lives as astronauts. We get the, forgive the pun, gravity of the situated domain. They are really on the frontier of life as we know it. As if that wasn’t enough, they receive a package from a Martian probe returning home to Earth; and that’s when they (and us, the audience) get pushed even further to the edge of life. Literally…okay, well, figuratively. But really…
As you know from the trailers, the probe comes back with a life-form on-board; hidden amongst soil samples. When the microscopic cell grows into a sentient creature in a matter of days, the crew begins to feel a sense of unease as to how to qualify their passenger. When it attacks the biologist, all hell and panic, breaks loose; and the most thrilling, or should I say the most frightening, thing occurs.
You don’t want to miss it! I guarantee that you won’t. Just make sure you have the stomach or the nerve for it because Life is probably the scariest blockbuster film that’s been made in the last 5-10 uears; maybe even more. It’ll have you on the edge of your seat with no relief until the end. Awesome. Hold on…if you can.
Definitely go see this movie with someone special; he/she will hold on to you for dear life. Haha.