Sector 7’s watery grave
Han Ji-won is the Korean version of “Sigourney Weaver in Alien” (1979). That’s because “Sector 7 (Korean sci-fi thriller)” has been founded on a similar premise as the American sci-fi horror film.
Ji-won is a familiar face to most KBS followers because of her regular appearance on K-dramas. The two most notable ones are “Hwang Jini” and “Secret Garden”.
“Sector 7”, if you can overlook some of its glaring flaws, is watchable but you will be constantly reminded of the similarities of this movie and US films like “Sphere”, “Abyss” and most noticeably “Alien”.
The CGI effects are below par. Perhaps that is because its estimated budget of US$8.7 million (RM26 million) is peanuts compared with its Western counterparts. Thus, when the monster finally rears its head, it is not nearly as awesome as Godzilla.