Netflix is booming – after its hugely successful TV shows like Lupine, Gambit The Queen and Bridgerton, the streaming giant proves that it’s also home to blockbuster films. Enter the scene Space Sweeper, the latest Korean film to release on Netflix on February 5 has already topped the charts in various regions of the world, even just days after its release.
The science fiction blockbuster film is set in 2092 when Earth was barely habitable. UTS, a large company decided to build a new house on Mars but only for a select few. The story follows Tae-ho (Song Joong-ki) and Captain Jang (Kim Tae-ri), who are part of the crew of The Victory, a space garbage collection ship. Seemingly in charge of collecting space junk and making ends meet, the crew lives on when they discover a child robot named Dorothy, who, despite her appearance, is actually a very dangerous weapon.
But whether you’ve seen the film or not, there are bound to be some details about it that will make you curious. Here are five things you should know about the latest Netflix hits.
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Space Sweeper Heralded as Korea’s first sci-fi blockbuster set in outer space, is undoubtedly one of the reasons it became a huge hit just days after its release. While there are a number of Korean science fiction blockbusters, most of them are set in the future or in a more dystopian setting on Earth such as Time to hunt and Illang: Wolf Brigade. This new and refreshing first arrangement sets a promising tone for future Korean space films.
With the first civilian flight into space due to launch later this year, and plans for a luxury space hotel slated for 2024, stories set in outer space will continue to captivate our imaginations about life beyond the stars.
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