Thursday 18 January 2018

Aaron's Spoiler-Free Review of "Life" (2017)

Horror? I’m in!

Sci-fi? I’m in!

Sci-fi *and* horror?! You bet your sweet knees I’m in!

Life, not to be confused with the Academy Award nominated comedy starring Eddie Murphy & Martin Lawrence (or indeed just...a review of life), is an outer-space romp where 6 crew members bring a bloodthirsty Alien on board their ship with no real means of killing it and...hold on...I think I’ve seen this before? But yeah, let’s move on!

Though this film lacks originality, it is however filled with plenty of errors, both scientific and continuity (a flamethrower in an air-compressed chamber with no gravity? Yeah, good luck with that), but thankfully it doesn’t take anything away from the fast pace of the film and the story moves along quite nicely!

The gore in it is ruddy fantastic and the alien itself is bloody beautiful and, Ryan Reynold’s irritating shit-cunt face aside, the acting is pretty stellar (see what I did there? No? Let’s move on again). Once again, though, my boy Jake Gyllenhaal steals the show.

Definitely a film for movie night (even if you’re not a massive horror fan I reckon) but definitely not one for the ages, so don’t expect to see this film on any lists where it may be considered a classic as such.

Aaron's Spoiler-Free Verdict: Good fun all things considered, and has a wicked payoff. 6.5/10

Aaron James Waters is a best-selling Pulp Fiction writer who has written more books than he's actually read.

He's also the rotten apple of the group who thinks this whole Star Wars thing needs to hurry up and die already.

You can find Aaron's debut novel on Amazon!

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