Published On: Sat, Mar 25th, 2017

The fictional NASA in Life is run by a bunch of psychopaths and idiots

Life, or as stylized during the opening credits, L I F E, is about six astronauts aboard the International Space Station for a fictional “Mars Pilgrim Mission” sometime in the very near future. As you can tell from the title, the film is partly about the meaning of life and partly about a violent space creature who wreaks absolute havoc on the ISS. The creature is a new form of life and its MO is destroying human life. Truly, this is a loaded title.

Life (directed by Safe House’s Daniel Espinosa) is also about the human quality of curiosity, which Jake Gyllenhaal (the film’s star) referred to recently in an interview as “the absolutely most important trait in a human being in my humble opinion.” Life was marketed with an ensemble cast…

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