I finally got to see LIFE last night. The movie synopsis first:
Astronauts (Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson, Ryan Reynolds) aboard the International Space Station are on the cutting edge of one of the most important discoveries in human history: the first evidence of extraterrestrial life on Mars. As members of the crew conduct their research, the rapidly evolving life-form proves far more intelligent and terrifying than anyone could have imagined.
I wanted to get to my take quickly–at least quicker than the plot evolution of the film 🙂
LIFE has an interesting, but somehow expected plot twist.
We suddenly discover life from Mars.. The planet earth gets excited.. School kids are permitted to even name the first living organism beyond our realm.
Then things get sticky. Literally. And haywire as Calvin the alien decides to inhabit bodies and create mayhem as it grows in intelligence.
A cautionary tale.
Horror movies about space are tough to make. This movie fails to live up the potential ALIEN storyline it was trying to conjure.. But also gives human beings something to ponder.
There are various conspiracy theories stating that aliens have visited earth. Even more say aliens proactively implant devices in the rears of people from the Southern part of the United States. Government documents infer cover-ups.. Men in black actively investigate alien sightings.. And yes, documents are often revealed on late night radio shows like Coast to Coast AM or Midnight in the Desert with Heather Wade.
While the possibility of human knowledge of aliens exist–think The John Lear expose of what happened on the tarmac between President Ike and the Grays–it may be more likely than not that, thus far, Earth is quite alone.
We beamed out music and a bunch of people from the United Nations saying HI. We also sent I Love Lucy into space. And if you believe in the Mandela Effect, you may wonder if the transmissions include ‘You got some splainin’ to do’ or not.. But I say this: Let’s just stop.
Let’s assume that life exists on other planets. That we are not alone. But let’s equally try not finding it. Be quiet. Just assume our normal warlike position, know that the human game will most likely never change. The other game–if aliens landed–would be a stark difference.
Stephen Hawking is right on this one. While we should reach for the stars and travel long distances along with try to find an Earth 2, we should also just keep our heads down and maintain a low profile. Don’t be too loud and boisterous ..
…..of course the aliens may very well know we’re here. Heck, they may have created us.
If so.. I Love Lucy doesn’t matter any more. Neither do our UN transmissions. We are just sitting ducks in the great pond of Earth.
And if you saw LIFE, you know that dangerous outcome finding life actually can bring.