Hi, I’m Christopher and I LOVE SCI-FI. I also enjoy Netflix, so when I saw that a Chinese blockbuster called The Wandering Earth was available for streaming, I was intrigued!
When I googled The Wandering Earth I saw people in spacesuits and pictures like the one below that made me say, “YUP,” out loud.
Here’s how Netflix describes the movie:
Father leaves child with grandparent so he can go on a mission to save Earth? That’s BIG INTERSTELLAR ENERGY from the jump and I’m all about it.
The film’s early setup got me hyped. The sun is expanding? And it’s going to engulf Earth? AND we built a bunch of giant engines everywhere to boost ourselves out of the solar system?! DOPE.
So, the story really gets going with the son (who is now 17 years older and a bit of a rebel) getting into some trouble that lands him, his sister, and his grandpa in jail.
While they’re in jail a massive earthquake happens and they escape (along with some random in the cell next door), but they quickly learn that it’s more than just your run-of-the-mill tremor.
So the group goes on a mission with the ultimate goal of restarting a bunch of Earth’s thruster engines that went down during the earthquake.
Without giving the entire movie away, they accomplish a mission that you expect will resolve the problem, only to find that NOPE, it didn’t work and they’re all screwed.
The Wandering Earth has falling debris, it has people dangling from cables, it has spaceships and people in spacesuits, and it has folks casually trying to jimmy a planet out of the solar system.
If you do watch and you speak English, one thing I’d recommend is using original, Mandarin audio with English subtitles.
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