Synopsis: Directed by Kim Jo-hoon and produced by JK Youn (Tidal Wave), the sci-fi action thriller Sector 7 revolves around an oil rig crew forced to battle a deadly creature at sea.
Hae-jun works at an offshore rig in Sector 7, a real-life joint-development zone that harbors Korea's hopes of one day become energy-independent. Her greatest dream is to find oil, an obsessive quest that has yielded no results. Along with a crew that includes Dong-soo and ship captain Jeong-man, Hae-jun decides to conduct one last drilling expediton before withdrawing as instructed by headquarters. But when thigns start to go dreafully wrong on the rig, the crew is overwhelmed by the disconcerting feeling that something is out there...
Rating: Not Rated
Run Time: 112 minutes.
Director: Ji-hun Kim
Dvd Extra's: Making of Featurette, Orginal Theatrical Trailer, Languages: Korean and English, Subtitles: English.
Nudity Factor: None
Of Note: Released in South Korea August 4, 2011
This is a Korean film so if you are primary English speaking you will have to either watch it with English dubs which are done pretty good or you can watch it with English subtitles. The story follows a crew that is looking for oil in sector 7. Koreas best hope to become energy independent. They do have a major discovery that has nothing to do with oil but in some regards has everything to do with oil. Of course they are on an oil rig in the middle of a downpour. That means they have no hopes of getting off the rig until the rain lets up. Of course this is a horror film so what they find does tend to haunt them. A good portion of this film does seem fit for Saturday scifi channel special. Koreans are known for the cgi work and a good portion of this film is cgi. At times I think the only thing that is real is the actors. Many of the sets felt empty from all the cgi work done on them. The acting is pretty good. The main actress of Ji-won Ha does an excellent job. She seems to have it all, acting, looks, and even pulls off the tough female lead role. The story itself is nothing we have not seen before with a few twists. Though the twists are nothing special there are a couple that do catch you off guard. This movie does bring a question up that I find rather interesting. If we could bred an organism that would provide us with unlimited amounts of energy would we be willing to sacrifice the creatures to capture that power? Overall I did enjoy this movie for what it is. I was a little disappointed in some of the cgi because it was clear it was cgi. I was also a little disappointed in the fact that several of the scenes just seemed empty because of the use of cgi. But for a monster movie this does have some interesting scenes and a monster that is different in several aspects. Though the quality is about the same as made for TV scifi it still is a fun watch.