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Life (2017) Review

Published by: Anthony Wallace


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First thing that comes to mind when I first saw a preview for ‘Life‘ was how familiar it was. And it’s coincidental that this movie comes out two month before one of the most eagerly hyped films of the year in ‘Alien: Covenant‘. If you thought going into the movie you were going to see something fresh and unused compared to years past then you are terribly mistaken. But what the movie does have going for it are the involvement of its stars. And believe it or not the acting isn’t all that bad. As a matter of fact, the movie is competent for most of its duration. Yet in the end the movie is just there.

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Getting this out of the way, the movie does give call-backs to Alien and many other franchises; almost to the extent of embarrassment. One of which is shown in the trailer where Ariyon Bakare’s character is seen having hand difficulty when the organism grabs hold. It immediately brought me back to Ridley Scott’sPrometheus‘ (2012) when a biologist gets his arm snapped by an alien worm. And once the organism grows to a certain point it resembles something we’d see in ‘The Faculty‘ where high schoolers fend off against parasites taking hold of there teachers.

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Looking back I regret even seeing the trailer because beat by beat you see major spoilers that lessens the events that transpire. And upsettingly the conclusion is spoiled with a lackluster twist. What I hoped to get from the movie was some form of character development to where we can care about the people we watch. To a point they succeed with one of the astronauts who’s welcoming a baby girl. And another who’s length of time in space is taking a physical toll on his body but emotionally he is not too ready to return to earth because of space’s tranquility. Yet as a whole the script doesn’t succeed in making us care for them when turmoil ensues.

Though the movie started with promise and exposition as to what life-form they’re dealing with, I was hoping they’d go into more detail. The movie just rushes to move ahead rather then venture into what the organism is capable of or what its endgame would be. It’s obvious that it can’t get to earth because doing so would put the fate of mankind at risk. So where’s the suspense? There really isn’t any. From Gyllenhaal to Reynolds to Ferguson, they all were fine with some gripes to be made on some of their decision making. It’s not a terrible movie. It’s not a game-changer. ‘Life‘ is sadly just there.

Rating: 6.5/10

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How do you feel about ‘Life‘? Are you planning on watching it? How does it compare to other sci-fi movies in years past? Comment below and share your thoughts.

The most anticipated comic book movie of 2016

Published by: Anthony Wallace

As we enter a new year we have the pleasure of looking forward to some of Hollywood’s biggest super-hero films to hit the big screen. While Disney and Marvel continues to ride on with the MCU universe in ‘Captain America: Civil War‘, DC and Warner Bros. prepares to launch what could be the beginning of one of the most lucrative battles to date. Zack Snyder’sBatman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice‘ is building to be the ultimate fan favorite of 2016 when two of the biggest DC heroes shares the same screen for the first time ever! Magic could be on the horizon and history could be in the making should DC start on the right foot.

But that’s not all as other honorable mentions goes out to DC’s other known film ‘Suicide Squad‘, where some of the most violent criminals comes together to wreck havoc along-side The Joker (played by Jared Leto). Then we have Fox’s latest installment to the X-Men franchise ‘X-Men: Apocalypse‘ with returning director Bryan Singer. And lastly, after teases by Ryan Reynolds and leaked footage at Comic-Con that sent fans to the airwaves, ‘Deadpool‘ arrives in theaters with it’s most wanted R-rating.

What will be one of the biggest years in Comics, now is the time to vote which film is your most anticipated of 2016. Vote down below and share your thoughts.