We were better off alone
We were better off alone

LIFE (15)

D: Daniel Espinosa

Columbia/Skydance (David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, Bonnie Curtis & Julie Lynn)

US 2017

104 mins

Science Fiction/Horror

W: Rhett Reese & Paul Wernick

DP: Seamus McGarvey

Ed: Frances Parker & Mary Jo Markey

Mus: Jon Ekstrand

Jake Gyllenhaal (David Jordan), Rebecca Ferguson (Miranda North), Ryan Reynolds (Rory Adams), Hiroyuki Sanada (Sho Murakami), Olga Dihovichnaya (Ekaterina Golovkina), Ariyon Bakare (Hugh Derry)

Since Alien hit the screens in 1979, there have been plenty of copycats, of which Life is just another in a long run. The comparisons are obvious, but Life isn't a bad movie by any stretch, despite playing fast and loose with the laws of physics.

The story takes place aboard a space station, where a team of scientists have just discovered life on Mars, and experiment with the jellyfish-like creature, which quickly becomes hostile and picks off the crew members one-by-one.

Although it is one big ripoff of arguably the best science fiction-horror movies of all time, this film does have enough plot twists to provide an element of surprise. 


Ryan Reynolds & Jake Gyllenhaal in Life
Ryan Reynolds & Jake Gyllenhaal in Life