Nope, this isn’t Life the board game movie. The sad thing is, would you be surprised if it was?

Life is another, welcome entry into the sci-fi genre. What will happen when we discover the first extraterrestrial life form in our solar system? The social implications would be understandably massive. But Hollywood shows us the more immediate implications to the crew examining the first living cell outside Earth. (As always, don’t watch trailers if you don’t want most of the movie spoiled.)

Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson, Olga Dihovichnaya, Ariyon Bakare, Hiroyuki Sanada and Ryan Reynolds star in the Daniel Espinosa directed movie.

Here’s the synopsis for Life:

Life tells the story of the six-member crew of the International Space Station that is on the cutting edge of one of the most important discoveries in human history: the first evidence of extraterrestrial life on Mars. As the crew begins to conduct research, their methods end up having unintended consequences and the life form proves more intelligent than anyone ever expected.

I love the last line. “Their methods end up having unintended consequences.” Of course, they do.

The international trailer gives us a possible look at some of these “methods.”

Hit it with some mysterious gas? Check.

Life movie gas

How about a blast of electricity? Check.

Life movie electricity

Don’t act all surprised if the alien organism decides to start wrecking shit if you mess with it. The rest of the international trailer shows the crew doing everything they can to make sure the organism does not reach Earth. “If this ever gets back to Earth, we risk all human life.” So throw a couple of nukes up there and call it a day?

The producers of World War Z are behind Life. I might be in the minority, but I enjoyed World War Z. It’s not the best movie out there, but it’s a good way to blow part of a rainy day.

Life hits theaters on Memorial Day 2017. It’s not an original premise, but I’ll be there. I’m a sucker for sci-fi films. What do you think of the trailer? How about the space station catching a tumbling satellite heading right towards it? I’m sure that’s NASA protocol…

When I’m not playing Rocket League (best game ever), you can find me writing about all things games, space and more. You can reach me at alex@newsledge.com

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