Space Sweepers

All Korean people are hot. Idk why, it’s just true.

YES

Release date: February 5, 2021
Director: Jo Sung-hee
Language: Korean

Who should watch this movie: Sci-fi fans who are lukewarm about Fifth Element. Folks who haven’t recovered from Star Wars: Episode VIII

When should you watch this movie: When you want to watch something fun, but not silly. When you feel like rewatching Firefly but are too mad at Joss Whedon for being an asshole.

The sell: Watching Space Sweepers feels like watching every sci-fi movie ever all at once, but also feels like watching something entirely new. The brilliance of this film is the combination of familiar sci-fi tropes with interesting and exciting characters. The audience is permitted to relax into the comfort of classic future-world-building elements and is therefore free to focus on the fully realized, three-dimensional characters. The narrative also benefits from this balance, able to spend less time on exposition and more energy on the human aspects of the story. I really cannot stress enough how great these characters are; both natural products of their environment and rebels with myriad causes. A fast paced adventure and solemn morality play, Space Sweepers takes an old genre and turns it into something fresh and wholly enjoyable. Fair warning, you will come away from this movie with a crush on at least three of the cast members.

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