Starring Ryan Reynolds, Rebecca Ferguson, Jake Gyllenhaal
Directed by Daniel Espinosa
This familiar peril-in-space thriller is built from combining DNA from Gravity, Event Horizon, and Alien. If you're a geek, Life isn't so much a movie, but a checklist of your favourite sci-fi movies.
Better yet, think of it as a cover version of your favorite rock tune, one deftly played by a supergroup (Reynolds! Gyllenhaal! Hiroyuki Sanada! That lady from Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation!).
There’re a few surprises here and there but generally nothing we haven’t seen before. Still, the earnest performances keep the emotional stakes high. (3 stars)
Photo: Sony Pictures