I love how Taylor tries to stay out of everything and people just continually drag her through the mud. If there is one thing I have learned from taylor is that actions speak louder than words. I hope she is sitting back enjoying this well deserved break and writing a kick butt record that is going to punch all the haters in throat. She continuously works hard, keeps her head down, let’s her music do the talking, and always shows love and kindness to others. People need to take a page out of her play book and learn some kindness. Okay rant over.
Life is a sci-fi horror in which the crew of a Space Station get attacked by an alien life form. If you think this premise sounds familiar, it’s because it does. We’ve seen this movie before back when it was called Alien and directed by Ridley Scott. Having said all this, is Life a good movie? Well it’s not bad, but that’s it.
This movie was written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernic, the duo who brought us Deadpool and Zombieland. They make a good pair of writers and I’m glad to see they dipped their toes in another genre besides comedy. It’s proof you actually got talent when you go out of your comfort zone to create something. The script is really decent, with some good character development and some nice thrills.
Speaking of the characters, the movie is led by the Jake Gyllenhaal, Ryan Reynolds and Rebecca Ferguson trio. Each one of them brings out what they know best. Ryan Reynolds is for the most part the comedic relief (also good collaborator with the writers), Rebecca Ferguson does her best after stealing the show in the last Mission Impossible and Gyllenhaal is the perfect lead for this, playing the loner who would take space everyday over Earth.
Being a horror/thriller set inside a closed environment, of course you need an antagonist. And the life form who attacks the crew has a nice design to it, but it’s completely CGI and sometimes the effects don’t look all that good. I miss the days when they dressed a person in a suit and he would run around the set terrorizing the actors. It’s not that scary when you know the actors are staring at nothing the whole time.
Overall, the movie falls in a genre we’re already way too familiar with, and, even though it’s not bad, we did not really need this. It brings nothing new to the table, but if you want to see a nice homage to a classic like Alien, you should try this one. Just lower your expectations a bit. I give Life a 7 out of 10.
In yesterday’s live chat with Milo and Mandy before west coast premiere of the finale, a fan commented saying she (we all lol) has set the bars higher for men after watching Jack and MIlo said that Jack’s not perfect. You know what? Of course he’s not perfect. Rebecca isn’t either. No one is. The reason why we’ve set our bars higher after watching Jack is BECAUSE we see the imperfections in him and we see the multiple ways he has tried to overcome it. He drinks a lot for a year when the kids were little, he stopped immediately after Rebecca told him off, immediately determined he’s going to be the 200% parent Rebecca expects him to be. He knew they were drifting and he made an effort to rent their old house and put lights and shit for Rebecca just to make sure she knows he loves her more than anything in the world still. He wanted to steal from a bar last night and he stopped because he noticed Rebecca and I bet you a hundred bucks the reason he stopped isn’t because it’s true love at first sight, it’s because that true love at first sight made him think that woman deserves a better man. In the last scene, he got drunk and he knows it, he doesn’t know how to make it right again (he mumbled on going to support group) but he knows that if his wife wants him out, he will be because he respects her. He gave the most beautiful speech and still walked out, why? Because that’s what a respectful man does, he knows he did wrong and she needs space. He’s not perfect but he tries to be better ALL THE FREAKING TIME and THAT is why we’ve set our bars higher on our choices in men after watching the show.
From the trailer and the not very inspiring title “Life”, I have the impression this film will be a generic Alien imitation mixed with Gravity. But maybe it’s better than it looks. The cast has some potential. Another space flop for Ryan Reynolds (Green Lantern) or a success ? I’m very curious to see the reviews next week.