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.
Originally Wu Jing, one of the protagonist, only agreed to show up in one scene, but since he was the only big star of the film, the director Frant changed the script and kept putting him in more and more scenes. One day of shooting became weeks, then months. Wu jing's pay for each movie is around 10 million us dollars. After weeks of shooting, the director asked him that, since the movie was over-budget, maybe he didn't mind not getting paid. Wu jing loved the director and the film so much, not only that he agreed not getting paid, he invested his own money of about 9 million us dollars in it. Many people thought Wu Jing was conned by the director at that time. In fact, without Wu's name, the movie wouldn't have been sold to so many theaters at all. If director Frant is the father of the film, Wu Jing is like its guardian angel. This kind of blessing rarely happened in Chinese film industry. See more »
At approximately 58:30, inside the transporter, the camera pulls back slowly from the front of the transporter to the back. At the beginning of that camera motion, the feet of the camera man are visible in the rear view mirror. See more »
Since the day The Wandering Earth project began... there was no going back.
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A laughable collection of Hollywood cliches for teenagers.
I would not file this under the sci-fi genre. It's a fantasy movie. Outrageous concept - even for sci-fi, predictable and boring plot (trying to fit every possible scenario seen a thousand times in other similar movies, hence the long duration), unlikable characters, mediocre CGI, cheesy music, bad editing (many action scenes are incomprehensible). It's one of those (many) cases where Asian cinema tries Hollywood in a really bad way resulting in a product so ridiculous even for Hollywood standards.
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