Life (2017)

Directed by Daniel Espinosa.  Written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick.  Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson, Hiroyuki Sanada and Ryan Reynolds.

Plot: a crew on a space station discover a rapidly evolving organism that kills anything and everything with a pulse


This is going to be brief because I don’t honestly want to give anything away.  I think you should experience it for yourself.  Even though we found the end totally foreseeable, it wasn’t a terrible movie.  It just wasn’t as majestic as it could and should have been.

The point of the movie, we think, is that life is destruction.  They speak of this a few times, so we’re guessing that’s it.  However, most things on earth don’t destroy so completely.  Maybe we’re taking it too literally, but it tried to have this profound impact on us and it was quite lost.  Instead, we were just irked.

The best thing about the movie is the acting.  While they’re not always smart in their decision making, they really do jump off the screen.  However, giving a little spoiler away…


….if you’re going into this movie, AT ALL, because you like, admire or think that Ryan Reynolds is hot, just skip this one.  He’s not in it very long at all.

I recommend it even though it’s mediocre at best.  I would love to watch you all watch it and then talk about the ending with you.  My score: 52.

DJ didn’t like it.  Doesn’t recommend it unless you want to waste the hours.  His score: 40.


About TaraRomero

I suppose I could list my favorite movies here, but instead I'll give you a strange glimpse into what makes me TaraRomero. 1. When I'm alone I like to sing really loudly to songs I know really well and pretend I'm actually good at it. 2. I am a bonified Hiddlestoner. 3. I have kept a journal for the last 25 years and I still own every one of them. 4. I like ordering travel magazines and picking out trips I'm going to take when I'm rich. 5. I'm currently worrying about my brother. I always worry about my brother. He's younger and it's my job. 6. If I knew I was dying in one hour, I would type a very strange email and then go spend time with my family (including my fur babies). 7. The best non-horror movie I've seen recently is The Giant Mechanical Man. 8. I am obsessed with Bob's Burgers and I watch one episode every night before I go to bed. 9. If I had a son I'd name him Malachai (as in Christian Mythology). If I had a daughter I'd name her Antigone (as in Greek Mythology). 10. My favorite band is and I supposed always will be, Matchbox Twenty. However, the music has become more upbeat lately and I don't like it as much. Just being honest.
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