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.
Many may question the idea of moving the entire Earth rather than building some big spaceships. Actually as the novel originally tells, the United States proposed to build big spaceships to send mankind to settle in the new solar system. However, only the wealthy elites may get onboard due to space restraint. A ticket cost more than 30 million dollars. This plan got shot down during a huge civil unrest after word leaked out that people who can't pay 30 million dollars will be left to die. China and the rest of the world proposed to build giant engines to move the entire planet as we saw in the movie. Another consideration as mentioned in the novel is that risks for spaceships to sustain a biosphere for 2,500 years are too high. 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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