First Trailer for Life

It seems like every year for the past several years we have consistently gotten at least one, non-franchise space epic. In 2013 we had Gravity. In 2014 we had Interstellar. In 2015 we had The Martian. And this year we'll have Passengers. It's been something to look forward to because, so far, every film has actually been really good. We still don't know entirely how Passengers will turn out, but I have a feeling it's going to be pretty damn good, considering the team behind it. But I didn't know if we were necessarily going to get one for 2017. Sure, we have Alien: Covenant and Star Wars Episode VIII, but I'm talking about non-franchise, smaller space-based films that have repeatedly infused originality and freshness into the genre each year. Then I saw that the trailer for Life had dropped, just the kind of movie I was looking for to see next year.

I really liked this trailer. First of all, the cast is incredible. Jake Gyllenhaal is one of the best talents working right now, and, of course, Ryan Reynolds is on everyone's radar after knocking it out of the park with Deadpool earlier this year. And Rebecca Ferguson was one of the best parts of last year's Mission: Impossible- Rogue Nation. Director Daniel Espinosa doesn't have the most outstanding track record, but that's no reason at all to dismiss this film. The visuals in the trailer were gorgeous. I immediately thought of Gravity when I saw the shots of space and the wreckage of the satellites. Then, we focus on the inside of the space station, where they have found a living organism- the first true sign of life outside of planet Earth. I loved how realistic the scene felt, because that's exactly how life would be found in the universe. Our first encounter with an alien life-form wouldn't be little green men with laser guns; it would be a practically microscopic blob of living tissue. And then, we see it quickly start to go to hell as the trailer begins to feel a lot like Alien, in the best of ways. This trailer takes the best elements of great science fiction stories and seems to combine them into an intense and riveting trailer. I'm very excited to see how this one turns out.

What do you think? Did you like the trailer for Life? Are you looking forward to seeing the film? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below. 

Written by: Nate 
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