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