In Space, All We Can Do Is Scream: Can Jake Gyllenhaal and Ryan Reynolds Survive Life on Mars?

On the one hand, whenever I hear the words “space exploration” and “movie”, my first thought is always “Cool!”

… followed by about a 30 second delay before the actual thinking part of my brain goes, “Uh oh”. Because, SPACE!

And, CRITTERS! And, no matter what anybody tells you, SPACE + CRITTERS = SCREAMING x INFINITY (actual made-up math formula).

To wit, this new Life trailer from Swedish director, Daniel Espinosa (Safe House, Child 44), in which Jake Gyllenhaal, Ryan Reynolds, Rebbeca Ferguson, Ariyon Bakare and Hiroyuki Sanada recover a research pod from Mars, and discover new life. Nasty life. Icky life. Scream-inducing life.

I don’t care how reminiscent of the Alien franchise it is; I




Yeah, I guess I’m a sucker for space terror.

Life also stars Olga Dihovichnaya and Alexandre Nguyen; catch it in theaters, beginning March 24th.


Cindy Davis

Cindy Davis has been writing about the entertainment industry for ​over ten years, and is the ​Editor-in-Chief at Oohlo, where she muses over television, movies, and pop culture. Previous Senior News Editor at Pajiba, and published at BUST.

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