Netflix’s ‘Space Sweepers’ is a Bonkers Outer Space Adventure
Like robots, scrappy space crews, and catastrophic weapons disguised as children? This is the weird, snark filled space adventure you’re looking for.
Space Sweepers stars Song Joong-Ki plays Tae-ho as a hotshot pilot that’s down on his luck. He leads a ragtag crew of misfit junk collectors that includes an ex-pirate (Kim Tae-Ri), an endlessly pissed off engineer (Jin Sun-Kyu), and a snarky ex-military robot that can still beat the snot out of people and harpoon space ships (voiced by Yoo Hai-jin). They end up in the possession of a weapon of mass destruction that looks like an innocent 8-year-old girl and have to figure out how to get rid of it. And, hopefully, make a profit.
This looks like a lot of fun. It’s got a Cowboy Bebop scrappy crew in weird situations feel to it, but with way less chill and more end of all things bringing robot – and a smidge of Star Wars. This bunch is definitely in over their heads and I can’t wait to see how they finagle their way out of this.