Science fiction thrillers have always enthralled and entertained the audience provided the content as well as the presentation stand up to their expectations! LIFE is one such worthwhile terrifying sci-fi thriller that deliberates on the plight of 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 could have caused extinction on Mars, and now threatens the crew and all life on Earth. Finding life on other planets is obviously extremely exciting and this flick transports the viewers to a place that could be very close to that! What if a single cell organism life on Mars is discovered and brought it back to the International Space Station for analysis. Then, once it was introduced into an environment that was conducive to life, it started to grow… and what if, in the way that humanity does all of the time, with the best of intentions, it was probed, which turned it hostile and starts killing them, one by one! This is fundamentally the base of the movie’s script that turns into an incredibly tense, sci-fi horror movie set on the ISS, all at zero gravity.
The International Space Station is one of the last fundamental idealistic acts that humanity has been able to put together over the past fifty years as it is one of the cores of humanity: exploration, the discovery of the unknown. The movie is a tribute to that courage of meeting the unknown without fear. But at the same time, it has an undercurrent of mankind’s history – we don’t have a great history in how we handle the unknown. So the question is maybe not what the ‘unknown’ can do to us, but what do we do to the unknown. If we treat the unknown harshly, don’t you think the unknown will treat us harshly back? If we treat the unknown with fear, don’t you think the unknown will respond to that fear? LIFE provides the answers…
Cast- Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson, Ryan Reynolds, Hiroyuki Sanada, Ariyon Bakare and Olga Dihovichnaya.
Cinematography-Seamus McGarvey; Costume Designer-Jenny Beavan; Music-Jon Akstand;
Directed by-Daniel Espinosa