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“LIFE” isn’t epic, but taut and thrilling!

Well-filmed and well-acted, this science-fiction horror film has a knack of keeping you engaged with some cool VFX, good suspense and delicious twists in the tale. Although far from perfect, this surface-level thriller still gives you ample chills to spend a good 100 minutes over this weekend. Totally watchable!

The film follows a six-member crew of the International Space Station that uncovers what initially seems to be the first evidence of life on Mars. The crew is tasked with studying the sample, which could prove to be the first evidence of extra-terrestrial life. However, soon the crew finds their discovery might not be as harmless as it seems.

The thing with LIFE is, that it’s more enjoyable the less you think about it. There are exciting scenes galore that just bind your attention and smartly packaged in just about a 100 minutes, it makes for a great way to kill your time. A competent “Alien” knock-off, the film still manages to have an identity of its own. Part “Gravity”, part “Alien” and part “The Thing”, it’s a totally passable affair, by all means. But essentially, it’s a horror film, and has less to do with “Gravity”, both in content and quality. However, to its credit, it boasts of some high quality filming, great acting and flawless special effects. Hollywood can hardly go wrong on the picture quality, no matter how frail the script is. That said, despite lacking originality, it’s extremely engrossing, spine-chilling and is a guilty pleasure that deserves to be seen. It basically just wants to thrill you, and not impress you or change your views. The performances are top class. With an ensemble cast on display, this forms one of the strongest points of the movie.

To sum up, there's almost nothing that's original about LIFE, but there is some fun to be had in this shuddery trip to the space. Recommended, but not for the faint-hearted!

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