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With only two weeks left until “Life arrives” (borrowing a quote from the Red Band trailer there), Sony has released a new red band trailer really amping up the horror and intensity of the film and giving us a lot more shots of the alien creature hunting down  our scientist heroes, giving the film a much more feeling of being an homage (almost a reboot even) of the original ‘Alien’ film.

And why is it Red Band you might ask? Well it is not because of particularly graphic violence and or any kind of nudity (sorry folks), but rather because there is some justifiable cursing going on by the characters, and I say justifiable because I know I would be cursing a blue streak if I were trapped on a space station with a killer alien entity with no escape; there is just no way I’d be holding back the expletives, no matter how many PhDs I had. And really, in the trailer I think I only heard the F-bomb dropped once, and the word “shit.”

‘Life’ could turn out to be a very fun ride, but it does have some tough competition. Coming out during the second week for ‘Beauty and the Beast’ and on the first week for ‘Power Rangers’ is going to take away a lot of audience members, but the niche horror crowd and the sci-fi folks should definitely flock to ‘Life.’ It seems like it is right up their alley and with the talented cast plus the writers of ‘Deadpool’ behind it, it has the potential to be a lot of horror fun.

What are your thoughts on ‘Life?’ Will you be seeing it opening weekend? Or will your money be going to see the ‘Power Rangers?’ Share your thoughts on the big upcoming releases in the comments below!

 In the intense Sci-Fi thriller, the mission of a team of scientists aboard the International Space Station turns to one of primal fear when they find a rapidly evolving life form that caused extinction on Mars, and now threatens the crew and all life on Earth.

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