Life tells the story of the six-member crew of the International Space Station that is on the cutting edge of one of the most important discoveries in human history: the first evidence of extraterrestrial life on Mars. As the crew begins to conduct research, their methods end up having unintended consequences and the life form proves more intelligent than anyone ever expected.

I did enjoy this movie and it is very scenic and has tons of special effects and many, many Alien chasing people, high suspense scenes. Fair amount of icky Alien gore so I felt I got my Alien Horror fix satisfied somewhat. The biggest drawback was so many gaping holes in the plot for a sci-fi geek like me. Above all, once again, like in Prometheus, what’s with the petting unknown alien life forms like they are bunnies or puppies at a petting zoo. Didn’t any of these writers ever read or see Michael Crichton’s classic The Andromeda Strain where he described the kind of laboratory & scientific methods alien life forms need to be handled with? Like with mechanical hands in tightly sealed lab rooms. Not by hand, even with rubber gloves–no one is shocked when the nasty Alien monster just bites through. Although the one in this movie makes itself a home made ‘shank’ in the lab to cut through the rubber gloves and escape. Smart, vicious little Alien. Enjoy.
3/5

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