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Otter Ebert: Life

April 17, 2017

This article was written by Andrea Morales

A sci-fi thriller for suspense junkies.

Mankind is always out and about discovering new species on planet earth but discovering life in space is on another whole level. The film Life is more of a science fiction thriller than a horror movie. It stars a team of six international space astronauts (casting Ryan Reynolds, Rebecca Ferguson, Jake Gyllenhaal) who successfully collect samples from Mars, only to discover a deadly specimen.

Each character does the unthinkable to contain the unknown species from escaping to Earth.

Directed by Daniel Espinosa, writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick lead the audience with an interesting take on the cliché scenario of science fiction films. For instance the special effects throughout film made it hyper-realistic. It captures the intensity and the curiosity of what happens next. The scenes within the film become gruesome over time. Each character does the unthinkable to contain the unknown species from escaping to Earth.

However, the film portrays a different outlook from Alien because the life form was smarter than it looked. If you have seen the movie Alien or a fan of science fiction films, you might enjoy this movie. One can admit the cast, acting, and the special effects of Life take the audience on board with the astronaut team. It makes you wonder if there is any life in our solar system waiting to be discovered. Life will leave you in suspense and make your skin cringe with a twist in the end.

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