'Life' Offers Nothing You Haven't Already Seen In Other Sci-Fi Movies

Watch this strictly for the cast.

Life (NC16) 

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 

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