Movie Review: Life, But Not As We Know It

Be careful what you search for in Life. Image: cdn-film
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Be careful what you search for is something viewers will take away from the latest Sci-fi and thriller Life.

Six astronauts aboard a space station study a sample collected from Mars that could provide evidence for extra-terrestrial life on the Red Planet.

The crew determines that the sample contains a large, single-celled organism – the first example of life beyond Earth. But things aren’t always what they seem…

As the crew begins to conduct research, and their methods end up having unintended consequences, the life form proves more intelligent than anyone ever expected.

Daniel Espinosa (Safe House, Child 44) directs the stars Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool, Green Lantern), Jake Gyllenhaal (Southpaw, Brokeback Mountain) and Rebecca Ferguson (Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation) in his newest captivating movie.

The mood the film creates is heavy, full of suspense and dread.

Although there is some inconsistency with the story and characters as well as a few plot holes, the unravelling horror shifts your focus away from these.

Life is a bit of an emotional rollercoaster because of its unexpected twists and turns and its realistic special effects just add to the spine-chilling Sci-fi feature.

You walk away from Life wondering whether being the only known life form in our universe is really that bad.

4 out of 5 stars

Newsbeat journalist Rebecca Schieb asks for peoples thoughts on Life below:

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Rebecca Scheib

Rebecca Scheib

Rebecca's analyzing and overthinking nature used to get the best of her imagination but at the NZ Radio Training School she intends to harness it to challenge the boundaries of others' imaginings.
Rebecca Scheib
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