China's hit film "The Wandering Earth", based on Liu Cixin's novel, takes the audience on an epic journey through the solar system.
The 125-minute film directed by Frant Gwo is currently the second most profitable film in the history of Chinese cinema, according to the entertainment website. Deadline. By March 15, the film had exceeded 692 million dollars worldwide.
The great human odyssey of "The Wandering Land" is told with fantastic visual effects and a cast of talented actors. The story begins in a somewhat contemporary era, when humanity comes together to desperately try to escape the volatile activity of the sun. Governments around the world are joining forces to build hundreds of thrusters on the surface of the planet to propel the Earth to a new home around another star far beyond the solar system.
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To make this secular journey into space, humanity has to make many changes. Humans live in underground communities and, on occasion, teams ride on the frozen surface of the Earth to make sure the engines are powered and running. The International Space Station becomes a monumental gyro-shaped spacecraft sent further into the solar system to facilitate navigation of the blue planet beyond Jupiter.
Meanwhile, the Earth is moving towards the gas giant for massive gravity assistance to pull the slingshot out of the solar system. In real life, gravity aids – on a smaller scale – are common practice. For example, the Parker solar probe The mission, which was launched last summer, is expected to use about two dozen Venus assists to get close to the sun.
Jovian: The images of Jupiter's brooks and its big red spot are fascinating, especially when Earth is approaching and succumbing to a planetary tussle. And in a particularly epic chapter of history, the horizon of the Earth fills with the sight of the Jovian atmosphere.
The film does an excellent job of concealing the exhibition in the sincere conversations between three generations of the protagonist's family, and the drama is balanced between the many key players. The film also features a HALlike a sensitive computer called MOSS as its antagonist.
The film runs at a rather moderate pace, given its complex story-based plot, and the audience can enjoy the film's incredible cinema.
"The Wandering Earth is more beautiful than most of the spectacular American special effects," writes film critic Simon Abrams in a film review published on RogerEbert.com, "because it gives you time to breathe to admire the landscapes of a dystopian Earth that suggests old-fashioned matte paintings on steroids."
Nevertheless, there are some criticisms to make about the film. If the world is working on an unprecedented scale to accomplish its mission, why not imagine more diversity of race and gender among its decision-makers? There is also something to be desired when the global intercom communications system announces important updates on the status of the Earth in several languages and never speaks Spanish, for example. ethnologist second most spoken language in the world, but has a large number of French spoken, ranking 16th on the same list of languages in 2019. The Arab was also absent from the film. And although creators may have their reasons, it should be noted the impact of science fiction on the creation of the public's mental landscape.
"The Wandering Land" is creatively told, exciting to watch and eliminates the trope that makes the blockbusters are just treats: the public is invited to imagine what will be the future for our vulnerable planet.
"The Wandering Earth" is currently screened in some theaters and has been picked up for future publication by Netflix.
Check out some awesome images from the movie below:
Ready for a fight
As the Earth crosses the Universe in search of a new star system, unforeseen dangers lead to an improbable group that intensifies to protect it and protect its inhabitants.
A long trip
After 2500 years in search of a new solar system, team work becomes essential to fight for the survival of the planet and the species. The actor Jing Wu describes Liu Peiqiang in "The Wandering Earth".
Accept the call
A group of young people are eager to face an icy Earth roaming the cosmos to find a new home. The actor Jing Wu, as Liu Pieqiang, blatantly takes responsibility for the mission.
Actors Guangjie Li, as Wang Lei, and Chuxiao Qu, as Liu Qi, prepare for a mission in "The Wandering Earth".
Astronaut at the mission
A dying sun brought a desperate decision to the earthlings – to stay and die or to move and possibly survive. Giant propellers turn the Earth into a planet-sized spacecraft to go in search of a new solar system at home. Liu Peiqiang, played by Jing Wu, is wearing a space suit to save the Earth.
Actors Chuxiao Qu, on the left, and Jin Mai Jaho, describing Liu Qi and Han Duoduo, contemplate their mission in "The Wandering Earth".
Not so welcoming
On the surface of the Earth, the actor Chuxiao Qu, under the name of Liu Qui, examines the remains of a 2,500-year-old culture in "The Wandering Earth".
The humanity in the balance
Wang Lei, interpreted by the actor Guangjie Li, observes an increasingly serious situation in "The Wandering Earth".
In "The Wandering Earth", actor Jin Mai Jaho, as Duoduo, explores the frozen lands that is the Earth.
Technology on this cosmic is not always useful, in "The Wandering Earth".
The frozen crust of the Earth brings little help to the valiant team charged with completing the journey to a new star system in "The Wandering Earth".
To carry out the Wandering Earth project, the brave members of the team face an antagonistic Earth.
The teams travel the frozen landscape aboard all-terrain vehicles to carry out their missions in "The Wandering Earth".
It will take more than 2,500 years and a distance of 4.5 light-years to the Earth and its inhabitants to carry out the Wandering Earth project. Many unexpected hazards jeopardize the trip.
Earth bound to ice
Without the heat of the sun, the Earth freezes, leaving an unwelcoming atmosphere when crossing the brave team.
Traveling from the Milky Way to another solar system has proven to be more dangerous than predicted by scientists. Although humanity is hidden deep within the Earth, a group of brave souls adventure outside.
Traveling in a new house
In "The Wandering Earth", thousands of infusion thrusters move our (formerly) blue planet into the universe to a new home.
A journey of 4.5 light years, lasting 2,500 years, requires more than the planners provided in "The Wandering Earth".
Onboard a space station, an artificial intelligence system called MOSS gives astronauts the opportunity to fulfill their mission.
Problems in orbit
In a remote space station, astronauts help the cosmic journey of Earth and its people.
Drivers of change
Thousands of infusion-powered thrusters move the Earth to its destination, 4.5 light-years away.
On board the remote space station, astronauts must react quickly to unforeseen events to save the odyssey of the Earth, the Earth and its inhabitants.
MOSS, a computer program installed aboard the space station, causes problems for astronauts participating in the unexpected mission of saving the Earth in "The Wandering Earth".
Fight to save the Earth
In "The Wandering Earth", scientists use thousands of propellants to move the planet away from its dying Sun from a star system 4.5 light years from the surface.