Watch: Life 2017 123movies, Full Movie Online – Six astronauts aboard the space station study a sample collected from Mars that could provide evidence for extraterrestrial 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..
Plot: The six-member crew of the International Space Station is tasked with studying a sample from Mars that may be the first proof of extra-terrestrial life, which proves more intelligent than ever expected.
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It’s life, Jim, but actually as we know it.
Life is an average sci-fi picture, one that gets by on effects and general sci-fi values. Plot is utterly familiar. OK! It’s always going to be unfair to judge a film of this type by the bar raiser that was Ridley Scott’s Alien (1979), but really the familiarity on show here is tantamount to being naughty.
A group of space explorers discover an alien life form and after the initial wonderment and excitement subsides, things quickly turn bad, with the potential for threat to mankind as we know it…
That’s pretty much it, really, the cast go through the motions of being in a play that is basically the characters being picked off by an alien manta ray thingy. Standard formula takes a grip of the viewer, who will be killed? who is next? will anyone survive? and etc. The makers – just to continue the unadventurous theme – throw in a Deep Blue Sea moment, while Hiroyuki Sanada has wandered in off of Sunshine’s Icarrus II to feature aboard the International Space Station. The ending has and will infuriate many, but personally I liked it, very much from The Twilight Zone dimension, to which it lifts the piece just above averageville.
Not recommended with any conviction, especially to sci-fi fans stung by serious science defects and logic holes, while casual sci-fiers would be better off with the brilliance of Alien or something more fun packed and unpretentious like Leviathan (1989). But as it is it’s a decent enough time waster. 6/10
_”Monkeys in Space”_ would be a better title for this flick. As with all bad horror movies, the horror only exists because of people ignoring even the simplest rules or just not talking to each other. Add various logic errors to it and you have _”Life”_.
**⚠ SPOILERS AHEAD ⚠**
Things turn stupid when they start to experiment with that unknown life-form in a lab not suited for that at all. And they don’t use remote controlled robot-arms but simple rubber gloves. The life-form, of course, instinctively knows how to use tools and how to penetrate rubber.
It then flees through a CO₂ nozzle (after an empty! flamethrower still had its pilot flame on and triggered the fire alarm) and doesn’t end up in some tank but no, somehow gets into the rest of the space station. And this was only possible, because the computer to close the nozzles is a 1950s pocket calculator and you have to close them one by one by entering a 20-digit ID for each one or so it seems.
The story is driven by people knowingly opening hatches that should’ve been kept closed. Or not talking to each other, like telling the others that the creature is currently nibbling at one’s leg.
Another highlight is the creature, finally trapped outside the station, finding its way back in THROUGH THE EFFING THRUSTERS. Why they seem to be connected to the inside of the space station is beyond me.
Same applies to 2 guys venting all air from a (sealed) module, but a 3rd guy opening the hatch from a pressurised area to said module without any indication the module was without pressure. (And, of course, he didn’t know anything about the creature being trapped there, because he threw away his comm device the moment it had a bit of reception issues earlier.)
The whole movie is so wrong, I almost had to laugh. Especially, when the last survivors escape in 2 separate escape pods and the one which should reach Earth gets hit by debris and flies into outer space and the other one, *trying* to get away from Earth is kept from doing that by the creature who suddenly seemed to have acquired knowledge about steering NASA issue escape pods and is keeping the human from altering the course.
The torture ends with some Asian fishermen simply opening the hatch of the space capsule that just landed in front of them. Although they can clearly see the astronaut trapped in some spiderweb-like goo inside. It was like a final insult to sanity and reason.
Totally Serviceable Time Killer
I’m seeing a few negative reviews for this one that I don’t understand. Life isn’t a cinematic masterpiece exactly, but it’s thrilling enough to hold your attention for one hundred minutes.
The story is simple: something horrible gets on a space ship and wants to waste the crew. We don’t know much about it or how it thinks except that it’s extremely hostile and needs oxygen. After the very well-paced and beautifully-executed set-up the remainder of the film consists of the humans trying to outwit and destroy this thing.
And that’s it. It doesn’t get boring. It does the job. It has a couple of pointless moments we don’t really need amidst the exciting chaos, and then it rumbles to a slightly weak finish.
You don’t except a mind-shattering gourmet meal when you order a cheeseburger and shouldn’t get bent out of shape when this isn’t Alien or 2001. It’s a very solid film. Switch brain off and give a go if you like space stuff.
No much else to say.
Life from Mars
Life has a good cast, good special effects but is an imitation of Alien. The characters act with all the intellect of Ridley Scott’s prequel Prometheus.
The story is set on the International Space Station as a group of scientists retrieve a soil sample from Mars. It contains a dormant microbe which they they do tests on and which starts to come to life and grow.
As the creature increasingly grows in size and gains intellect it starts to attack the crew one by one. The crew on the other hand make stupid decisions which puts themselves in further danger.
Life is certainly entertaining and wears its influence on its tentacles but the science and story beneath it has little logic.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 44 min (104 min)
Genre Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Director Daniel Espinosa
Writer Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick
Actors Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson, Ryan Reynolds
Country United States
Awards 8 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Surround 7.1, Dolby Digital, Dolby Atmos, DTS (DTS: X), IMAX 6-Track, 12-Track Digital Sound (IMAX version), Sonics-DDP
Aspect Ratio 2.39 : 1
Camera Arri Alexa Mini, Panavision Primo Lenses, Arri Rental Alexa 65, Arri Rental Prime 65 Lenses
Film Length N/A
Negative Format Codex
Cinematographic Process ARRIRAW (6.5K) (3.4K) (source format), Digital Intermediate (3.2K) (master format), Dolby Vision
Printed Film Format D-Cinema