Space Sweepers

Betsy Watches Space Sweepers Podcast Episode copyright 2021
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We’re back to the good movies! The next couple are all actually all good. I thoroughly enjoyed this, right down to the improbable slightly fairytale ending, although if you think about it, Dorothy was looking out for her own interests too because if her dad was dead, who else would take care of her?

Moving on! I love action adventure movies, especially when they’re westerns, space movies, both, I’m not too picky. I loved everything about how this one was done. You get sucked into the characters and their lives and histories, you want to fight for them, the cinematography is well done, it has humor in all the right places without making anyone look clownish or ridiculous, the pacing was great so that you got everyone’s back stories and plenty of action sequences and plot points without anything getting dragged out or skipped over, and I seriously hated Sullivan. I really, really hated him. It’s been a while since a movie made me hate the villain that much. I spent a pretty significant amount of time cussing him out.

Yes, I cried when she called all of the nanobots in the space debris cloud to save them. It also took an embarrassing amount of time to realize that Sullivan’s body was being held together by nanobots– probably the same ones in the cloud– and that was why every time he became upset, he turned purple and developed a severe case of spider veins.

This came out in 2020 from Bidangil Pictures. It was written and directed by Jo Sung-hee, who also stars as Tae-ho. It also stars Kim Tae-ri as Captain Jang, Jin Seon-Kyu as Tiger Park, Kim Hyang-gi as Bubs, Park Ye-Rin as Dorothy (her Korean name is Kot-nim. Sometimes I switch between the two, but I don’t think I actually point that out in the commentary), and Richard Armitage as Sullivan.