Sometimes expectations can be high for a film from the get go. Granted, good pedigree does make us expect more of a film than say – a Michael Bay Transformers film, no matter how much Sir Anthony Hopkins or Jim Carters he throws at us.
There’s a word that Daniel Espinosa, director of Life, kept using in interviews to describe the setting of his science fiction horror film: “Real”. In fact, along with his screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wenrick – the duo who wrote Zombieland, Deadpool and G.I. Joe: