The Wandering Earth a 2019 Chinese science fiction film directed by Frant Gwo, loosely based on the 2000 novella of the same name by multi-award-winning author Liu Cixin.
The story follows a group of astronauts and rescue workers guiding the Earth away from an expanding Sun, while attempting to prevent a collision with Jupiter.
The film was theatrically released in China on 5 February 2019 (Chinese New Year’s Day) and released on Netflix with English dubbed dialogue.
It could have been called ‘The Chinese do Armageddon‘
This is a movie on an epic (solar system spanning) scale of adventure, action, drama with a little science fiction thrown in.
The premise in intriguing, the execution an example of special effects and mind-bogglingly stupid actions by major characters. You have to credit the director for sticking to his vision.
It’s the Chinese film industry trying to outdo Hollywood, and they succeed.
Watch with popcorn and don’t expect much, apart from a spectacle of CGI.