Okay, I legit have sooooooo many thoughts on this. The first teaser trailer is out for sci-fi swashbuckling Korean film Space Sweepers (Korean title Victory Ship) and I already hate the stupid English title. It’s so hokey and I’m sure the movie is not intended as tongue-in-cheek entertainment so bad its bad Starship Troopers so the name could just stick with the literal translation of the Korean title which is the name of the junk jalopy spaceship that leads Song Joong Ki and Kim Tae Ri fly around in gathering garbage and debris in the year 2092.
The teaser evokes every swashbuckling hardscrabble type of sci-fi Hollywood movie and TV show, taking pieces and visuals from Star Wars, Battlestar Galactica, Guardians of the Galaxy and even the latest central premise from Picard about picking up an AI robot that is a humanity killer. Haha, in case it’s not clear I watch A LOT of sci-fi and read even more of it. All the borrowed elements aside, Song Joong Ki looks like he’s having fun which is important because Arthdal Chronicle was the opposite of fun, but it’s going to be hard to deliver a finished product that stands alone without immediate references to other similar movies/shows and that’s where Space Sweepers better be damn certain it’s well-made and worth putting on the big screen.Continue reading