What would happen if the Sun is expanding so much it endangers our planet? Science fiction writer Liu Cixin (born in the Shanxi province) wrote a novel about it and it was released in 2000, The movie The Wandering Earth was released in 2019 and released on Netflix on April 30th. I started the movie and still have about 20 minutes left to watch but so far I wanted to tell you that I really enjoyed it and that maybe you should give it a try too!
Also Known As: The Wandering Earth
Language: Mandarin, English, Russian, French, Japanese, Korean, Indonesian, Hindi
Filming Locations: Qingdao, China, Iceland, Beijing, China
Release Date: 5 February 2019 (China)
Runtime: 125 mins
- Jing Wu as Liu Peiqiang
- Chuxiao Qu as Liu Qi
- Guangjie Li as Wang Lei
- Man-Tat Ng as Han Ziang
- Jin Mai Jaho as Han Duoduo
- Mike Kai Sui as Tim
- Hongchen Li as Zhang Xiaoqiang
- Jingjing Qu as Zhou Qian
- Yichi Zhang as Li Yiyi
- Haoyu Yang as He Lianke
- Zhigang Jiang as Zhao Zhigang
- Huan Zhang as Huang Ming
- Jiayin Lei as Yi Ge
- Arkadiy Sharogradskiy as Makalov
- Hao Ning as Er Shu
Budget: $48,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend USA: $1,685,287, 10 February 2019, Limited Release
Gross USA: $2,187,482, 10 February 2019
In the near future, when the inflating Sun is threatening all lives on Earth, governments are united together to carry out an ambitious plan: building thousands of gigantic thrusters on the ground to push our planet out of the solar system. They call it “Project Wandering Earth”. 17 years later, the plan is in danger of catastrophic failure when the Earth is traveling near Jupiter. With only 37 hours to spare, teams of rescuers rush to save the Earth from colliding with Jupiter. A young man, Liu Qi, his sister and his grandpa are involuntarily involved in this biggest rescue mission of the history. Together, they will encounter many difficulties along the road, they will revisit their past, and they will feel desperation and hope. This is a story about uniting all humans to face enormous challenges, about strong feelings between father and son, and most importantly, about hope in despair.
7 out of 10
I watched about 2/3 of it due to some time problems but I absolutely love it, I wonder how it will end and I’m absolutely excited to watch more of it. I like how it’s filmed and the idea behind it. It’s super interesting and the idea of moving the earth is awesome.
Give it a try!