‘Space Sweepers’ movie review: A largely entertaining area journey that wanted a tighter story

The much-hyped Korean area opera film, which had a direct Netflix launch is, atleast visually, a unbelievable spectacle

Fifteen minutes into the film, it is robust not to think about what the big-screen viewing expertise would have been like for Space Sweepers. The much-hyped Korean area opera film which had a direct Netflix launch is, atleast visually, a unbelievable spectacle. The CGI is constantly top-notch, and the cinematography is great.

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Set within the 12 months 2092, the film follows a rag-tag group known as the Space Sweepers. Tae-Ho (Song Joong-Ki), Captain Jang (Kim Tae-Ri), Tiger Park (Jin Sun-kyu) and the reprogrammed navy robotic Bubs make their dwelling off salvaging area particles. It’s a dystopian future where the earth is dying and an enormous company, UTS headed by James Sullivan (Richard Armitage) has constructed an orbiting residence. But solely an elite few have a free cross whereas the remaining, like our most important crew, have a tricky life. Despite a seemingly cool area gig, they’re neck-deep in debt, and Tae-Ho doesn’t even have cash for a pair of footwear!

What the film may have drastically benefited from is a stronger storyline that didn’t take the predictable route. The lives of the motley area crew change when they discover Dorothy, a relatively lovable seven-year-old humanoid robotic. She follows them round, attracts squiggly photos of them and far time is dedicated to how she thaws at their hearts.

Space Sweepers

  • Director: Jo Sung-Hee
  • Cast: Song Joong-Ki, Kim Tae-Ri, Jin Sun-Kyu, Richard Armitage
  • Storyline: A motley crew salvaging area particles has their lives modified when they bump into a 7-year-old humanlike robotic
  • Run time: 2 hours 16 minutes

However, there are cliches abound henceforth, because the crew make a number of disagreeable discoveries and are compelled to go on the run (some well-choreographed action blocks make their presence felt right here) while gun-toting area robots terrify them are aplenty. Of course, there are the inevitable comparisons to Guardians of the Galaxy or Star Wars that come with the film’s style.

Despite these shortcomings, the film manages to stay largely entertaining. The solid drastically helps with this, as Song Joong-Ki is sweet and Kim Tae-Ri significantly shines in her position because the no-nonsense Captain Jang; it might have been nice to see extra of her.

While the viewers are given small back-stories to the characters, it feels relatively rushed. Armitage as James Sullivan is seemingly menacing, but in addition is saddled with the hammy one-liners.

The theme and the atmosphere that Space Sweepers is ready in had nice potential, however the film stays content material with its largely simplistic storyline. Within these confines nonetheless, we get an entertaining two-odd hours; the Indian equal of a enjoyable, masala entertainer.

Space Sweepers is at the moment streaming on Netflix


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