Space Sweepers is a fictional space opera film from Netflix that is claimed to be the most expensive Korean block buster film of 2021.
When the first minutes were watched, the storyline was reminiscent of elysium (2013) written, produced and directed by Neill Blomkamp, with cast members including Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Alice Braga, and Sharlto Copley.
The similarity of the story is that a new colony is created and becomes a utopia, led by James Sullivan (Richard Armitage), as the earth is further destroyed by the ravages of pollution levels that are getting worse and worse, making humans living on earth have to live with breathing apparatus.
Then the audience is introduced to a group of powerful Space Sweepers consisting of Tae-ho (Song Joong-ki), Captain Jang (Kim Tae-ri), Tiger Park (Jin Seon-kyu) and Robot Bubs (Yoo Hae-jin). These Space Sweepers have the task of cleaning up space junk. But the storyline instantly changes when a “robot” named Dorothy/Kang Kot-nim (Park Ye-rin) is discovered.
The audience was also taken to action scenes and dramas that the scene was fast, dense and interesting so that curiosity made want to follow the storyline until the end. Twist after twist makes the storyline interesting with the division of action scenes and drama, the pause is neatly arranged so that the audience does not feel tired with the duration of the film for 2 hours.
More excitingly, there are many CGI scenes and special effects in this film that give a new color to the World of South Korean cinema.In the storyline there are many scenes depicting the location in space, so the depiction must convince fans of space fiction. Broadly speaking, this is able to be represented through CGI and special effects. The appearance of bubs robot is attractive to the eye, giving its own color for the appearance of the robot figure. How not, through the movements of the robot’s body until the emphasis of articulation of the sentence feels human.
The explanation and development of each character is built neatly in the framework of the storyline, with cause and effect acceptable to the reasoning of the audience’s thinking.
In particular Park Ye-rin’s acting as Dorothy/Kang Kot-nim, stole the audience’s attention. Moreover, his body language and facial expression represent the ongoing scene, thus helping to strengthen the storyline.
Overall the film is entertaining and includes the recommended ones to watch.