As the sun is dying out, people all around the world build giant planet thrusters to move Earth out of its orbit and sail Earth to a new star system. Yet the 2500-year journey comes with unexpected dangers, and in order to save humanity, a group of young people in this age of a wandering Earth fight hard for the survival of humankind.
The sun is dying out. The earth will soon be engulfed by the inflating sun. To save the human civilization, scientists draw up an escape plan that will bring the whole human race from danger. With the help of thousands of infusion powered engines, the planet earth will leave the solar system and embark on a 2,500 year journey to the orbit of a star 4.5 light years away.
Chinese movie industry had contacted some famous directors: James Cameron, Luc Besson, Alfonso... to name a few. All rejected the proposal. The job eventually landed on a not-so-famous director Frant Gwo, who was most passionate about the original story. Gwo and his colleagues wrote an outline of 25,000 words, which was way above normal. They spent 6 months together, working day and night, writing then rewriting the draft. In the end the draft alone has one million words. Each character you see in the film has detail background and stories. See more »
It is not explained how the large surviving population eat, when the Earth is frozen and no crops can be grown. See more »
Since the day The Wandering Earth project began... there was no going back.
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The movie was somewhat entertaining. The graphics were good the storyline fine, the acting not-so-great. It may be the best sci-fi Chinese movie I've seen, but other than the fact that it's Chinese-filmed with a Chinese cast, it isn't better than the standard big-budget Hollywood disaster or sci-fi movies. Interestingly, it presented many of the same tropes as you see in western disaster movies like the Day After Tomorrow.
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