Have you seen the trailer for Life yet? The new sci-fi horror flick coming out soon? If you haven’t, check it out (warning, sci-fi, horror flick):
If you don’t feel like watching a trailer for a horror flick, here’s the gist: Curiosity Killed The Cat. Satisfaction Did Not, In Fact, Bring Him Back.
Longer version: scientists retrieve a capsule sent to Mars to get samples. They find life on it. They start running tests on it! Then the bodies start to pile up!
(The conspiracy theory was that the dumb scientists found the Spider-Man Symbiote Suit and this movie is a prequel to an eventual Venom movie. This is, apparently, not the case. However, if I were to try to set up a Venom movie, this would totally be the best way to do it. Well, it’d probably irritate about 60% of the audience after the fact. “I thought I was going to see a sci-fi movie but it was just a shaggy dog comic book movie!”)
Anyway, all through the trailer, I couldn’t help but think “they’re not taking anywhere near enough precautions there…” until, of course, it’s demonstrated that they weren’t taking anywhere near enough precautions. The life that they find is, it turns out, grumpy.
Now, it’s not *QUITE* as bad as the scientists in Prometheus, given that they’re not showing any of the scientists getting stoned while doing their job, but remember the guy who found the cobra alien and got all handsy and then expressed shock and surprise when the alien life had decided against Making Friends?
I suppose that there are only so many ways you can set up a First Contact story and I guess it wouldn’t be a horror flick if the characters were as smart as “being a scientist” would seem to indicate but I would like to see a movie like this one where I was *NOT* yelling “NO! Don’t do that!” at the screen.
So… what are you reading and/or watching?