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Midweek Dissection: Life
One of my close friends was very excited for the movie after seeing the trailer and more than the trailer he made me excited for this one. Another space film in which I went into the theater with expectations and yes the movie is well acted, the performances by Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson, and Ryan Reynolds are brilliant and the cinematography by experienced veteran Seamus McGarvey (Avengers, Atonement, Godzilla and Anna Karenina etc. is on his CV) is again splendid but still after a point I felt stuck in the same old space monster film like 1979 classic Alien and in fact it draws inspiration from it directly in the concept. You get fatigue while watching it and come on why Hollywood always makes so many space films, so many of those we have seen in the recent times, Interstellar, Gravity, The Martian, Gravity, Passengers to name a few and even in the interval they played the trailer of Alien: Covenant, another space film. Hollywood please I beg you, leave the space and come back to earth.
I am not saying the film is not made well, even the direction of Daniel Espinosa is good but again despite it is nicely constructed technically, the script and screenplay feels repetitive and now I can say it is time to take a nice break from space films. Well, all my hopes are riding on the eagerly awaited fantasy space entertainer Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 to give a fresh take to space movies the way it did last time around. For the comparison purpose, I want to say that I liked Passengers more than Life then forget about comparing it with super pieces of cinema like Gravity, The Martian, and Interstellar. If you haven’t seen the above-mentioned films then go watch it or else stay on the ground and ignore the space. I am not saying that Life is lifeless but yes it is less on life.