The Satellite Girl and Milk Cow

The Satellite Girl and Milk Cow (우리별 일호와 얼룩소) is a name of South Korean animated film for children.

A broken satellite is falling into Earth. By an accident it crashes into Incinerator, a scary monster, which operates with magic, and becomes a girl (android). She came to find a certain vocalist who “moved” her. That guy happened to change into an animal. His heart broke when the girl he likes fell in love with another guy. So now, he is a target of both Incinerator and a greedy guy who wants to sell his liver.

The film is clearly set for children. Plot is easy, obvious, clear distinction who is good and bad, obvious “moral guidance” is given out. It’s not exactly consistent with its plot.

The Idea for Incinerator is quite interesting. It’s a monster created by the city to dispose those who can’t go on, who gave up their lives. But it’s mentioned somewhere between the fights, not really important in the whole plot.

This kind of film, actually raises a question what is science fiction and how do people treat it. I mentioned it earlier, in a post Warszawskie Dni Fantastyki 2015. It’s a magical story having little to do with science or science fiction, yet it got screened during 2014 Korean science fiction festival, along with 2001 Space Odyssey, District 9 and some other films. As the English brochure says “SF2014 carefully selected 13 SF films dealing with space and extraterrestrial life.” No, seriously it’s hardly about space and extraterrestrial life. It started with space, because the satellite was there at that time, but most of the film is set in city and regular human life. Satellite turning into an android girl because of colliding with big walking incinerator using magic is hardly scientific at all.

If you want to show your kid a film with happy ending and “always fight for your happiness” and “don’t give up” kind of message, then this one is good enough. This is only a family film, watch and forget. It’s not even an ambitious film for children. One of many.

My opinion: 5.5/10.

Watched for The 2015 Sci-Fi Experience.

Did you watch it? What do you think of it?


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