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Film review: The Wandering Earth

chinadaily.com.cn| Updated: Nov 12, 2019


Director: Frant Gwo 

Cast: Wu Jing, Qu Chuxiao 

Genre: Sci-fi, Disaster, Adventure, Action 

Adapted from a short novel of the same name by Hugo Award winner Liu Cixin, the 2019 film grossed a total of 4.6 billion yuan (about $650 million) on the Chinese mainland. 

Set in the future, the film tells of an audacious attempt by mankind to save the Earth as the sun is about to expand into a red giant and devour the planet. 

Review: Many popular foreign blockbusters have the formula: Good special effects combined with fast action and an interesting story line. That is why superhero movies are often among the top 5 or 10 money earners in any given year. This movie is a small step in that direction.

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