Life is practically a modern version of 1979's Alien. The premise is the same and the storyline is very similar. The acting is solid, and the visuals are great. However, the story is really unoriginal. The situations that the crew members are put into by the alien life-form aboard their ship creates some truly intense moments. The thing that this film has that Alien doesn't is that it takes place closer to Earth and the life-form is from Mars. Using this tactic creates a stronger feel of realism in the movie's storytelling. Other than that difference, and the alien itself, there are major similarities to the far superior Alien. Life does not create anything new for the "trapped in space with an alien" subgenre of horror. It is a fun thrill ride, but nothing very meaningful or lasting comes from viewing it. This film is strongly shot and it is engaging for the audience. The story is simple and easy to follow, so it won't cause any deep thinking for better or for worse. Overall, I give this film a 6.5/10.