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Space Sweepers (2021)

Space Sweepers (2021)



Song Joong-ki

Kim Tae-ri

Jin Seon-kyu

Yoo Hae-jin

Directed by Jo Sung-hee

Space Sweepers is a totally entertaining film, a movie that is over two hours long, but it is so intense that you will not notice. The acting and the whole idea of the movie is not something you will see everyday. I like the way the movie takes all the cool ideas of a future from other movies and adds that one common theme from other popular space films, humans moving to the planet Mars.

The acting is very styled and the cast members are from all over. The way the movie then blends all these talents is something you have to watch yourself to appreciate.

Then comes the effects, these hit you from every side as class is dripping on your screen. The space chase scenes are something I think no other movie has been able to achieve in a while, then the intensity of the action itself is so engaging that you are captured in it. The movie plays like a book, I felt like I was reading a book and like every good book, things unravel every where and people come and go. I recall seeing a character and wondering what major role will this character play and later their gone.

Space Sweepers is a South Korean space opera set in the year 2092, where the earth has become almost uninhabitable and a cooperation has built a new orbiting home for humanity. The whole plan of the company is to turn Mars into the new earth and only a chosen few will get to go. Even the orbiting home built only houses a chosen few which the company CEO James Sullivan has chosen as worth.

Everyone else who have not been selected or cannot afford to live in this new orbiting home have to stay back on earth. Many have now found a new way of survival, they are called Space Sweepers. What they do is collect debris of fallen satellite and space junk and sell it for money to feed their family. These collection can be intense, as we see these people pilot their space ships trying their best to capture the largest junk of space debris they could find. They also have to survive the huge taxes and are given loans with ridiculous interest rates.

Our man focus is the Victory crew, which has Kim Tae-ho, Tiger Park, and Bubs (An Android), led by Captain Jang. There is something sinister about James Sullivan, and he is in search for a child and has many negative news about her spreading. Weirdly enough that child ends up in the Victory. Amazed by their find and more amazed when they discover that she is wanted by a terrorist group known as the Black Fox, they decided to cut a deal to sell the child from two million dollars. That deal did not go as plan and now the crew are on the run with this little girl and everyone is starting to get fond of her.

The movie seems to have cost a pretty penny, but it was made with less than $22 million, I guess what I get from this movie is that you do not have to spend over $100 million to make an eye pooping masterpiece.


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