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782. Life

Published August 30, 2017

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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