‘Space Sweepers’ movie review: A largely entertaining space adventure that needed a tighter story

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

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

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Set within the 12 months 2092, the movie follows a rag-tag group known as the House Sweepers. Tae-Ho (Music Joong-Ki), Captain Jang (Kim Tae-Ri), Tiger Park (Jin Solar-kyu) and the reprogrammed army robotic Bubs make their residing off salvaging area particles. It is a dystopian future the place the earth is dying and an enormous company, UTS headed by James Sullivan (Richard Armitage) has constructed an orbiting residence. However solely an elite few have a free go whereas the remaining, like our foremost crew, have a troublesome life. Regardless of 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 movie may have significantly benefited from is a stronger storyline that didn’t take the predictable route. The lives of the motley area crew change after they discover Dorothy, a slightly lovely 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.

House Sweepers

  • Director: Jo Sung-Hee
  • Solid: Music Joong-Ki, Kim Tae-Ri, Jin Solar-Kyu, Richard Armitage
  • Storyline: A motley crew salvaging area particles has their lives modified after they encounter a 7-year-old humanlike robotic
  • Run time: 2 hours 16 minutes

Nevertheless, there are cliches abound henceforth, because the crew make just a few disagreeable discoveries and are pressured to go on the run (some well-choreographed motion blocks make their presence felt right here) whereas gun-toting area robots terrify them are aplenty. After all, there are the inevitable comparisons to Guardians of the Galaxy or Star Wars that include the movie’s style.

Regardless of these shortcomings, the movie manages to stay largely entertaining. The forged significantly helps with this, as Music Joong-Ki is nice 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.

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

The theme and the surroundings that House Sweepers is about in had nice potential, however the movie stays content material with its largely simplistic storyline. Inside these confines nevertheless, we get an entertaining two-odd hours; the Indian equal of a enjoyable, masala entertainer.

House Sweepers is presently streaming on Netflix


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