In a twisted social experiment, 80 Americans are locked in their high-rise corporate office in Bogotá, Colombia and ordered by an unknown voice coming from the company's intercom system to participate in a deadly game of kill or be killed.
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A rookie officer is teamed with a hardened pro at the California Highway Patrol, though the newbie soon learns his partner is really an undercover Fed investigating a heist that may involved some crooked cops.
Six astronauts aboard the space station study a sample collected from Mars that could provide evidence for extraterrestrial life on the Red Planet. The crew determines that the sample contains a large, single-celled organism - the first example of life beyond Earth. But..things aren't always what they seem. As the crew begins to conduct research, and their methods end up having unintended consequences, the life form proves more intelligent than anyone ever expected. Written by
Promising opening for a movie that fails in the end.
If you've seen Alien, then this movie will seem very familiar. Mars probe returns with Martian life on it and after being prodded, everything goes wrong. Sound familiar? It is, except in this case, the movie utterly fails in the end with a terribly predictable ending. The characters are cookie cutters and just watching you'll know whose going to die. The Japanese Astronaut's wife just had a baby, the American is a cold woman who came up with the firewall protocol, Ryan Reynolds is his usual one dimensional wise cracking self. The Alien itself is quite lovely to begin with and an original design. But everything here is an unoriginal, paint by the numbers movie. There are a few goofs as well such as only intermittently seeing the characters breath when the station goes cold. This could have been a great movie, instead it's a if I never see it or think of it ever again, I'll be fine. The theater I saw it in was empty, and reading some of these reviews, I'm wondering if the critics and viewers saw the same tired movie I did. It did have a few moments of intensity, but these were undermined by the pedestrian story.
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