LIFE, Hopelessness, and Overpowered Villains

This is not gaming-related. Call it an experiment in other topics.

If you were REALLY looking forward to seeing the movie LIFE, or if you’re just particularly spoiler-wary, then I encourage you to do so before reading this. Because I am about to spoil the shit out of LIFE.

This feels kind of weird because, on paper, LIFE doesn’t have that many problems. It’s a pretty film, it’s well-acted, it’s got decent monster design (as far as gray tentacle blobs go), and it sufficiently raises stakes and builds tension. It’s even got a fun (if predictable) twist at the end.

So why was I so bored by it? Continue reading