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The Wandering Earth (2019)

Liu lang di qiu (original title)
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As the sun is dying out, people all around the world build giant planet thrusters to move Earth out of its orbit and sail Earth to a new star system. Yet the 2500-year journey comes with unexpected dangers, and in order to save humanity, a group of young people in this age of a wandering Earth fight hard for the survival of humankind.

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Frant Gwo
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jing Wu ... Liu Peiqiang
Chuxiao Qu ... Liu Qi
Guangjie Li ... Wang Lei
Man-Tat Ng ... Han Ziang
Jin Mai Jaho Jin Mai Jaho ... Han Duoduo
Mike Kai Sui ... Tim
Hongchen Li Hongchen Li ... Zhang Xiaoqiang
Jingjing Qu Jingjing Qu ... Zhou Qian
Yichi Zhang Yichi Zhang ... Li Yiyi
Haoyu Yang ... He Lianke
Zhigang Jiang Zhigang Jiang ... Zhao Zhigang
Huan Zhang Huan Zhang ... Huang Ming
Jiayin Lei ... Yi Ge
Arkadiy Sharogradskiy Arkadiy Sharogradskiy ... Makalov
Hao Ning Hao Ning ... Er Shu
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Storyline

The sun is dying out. The earth will soon be engulfed by the inflating sun. To save the human civilization, scientists draw up an escape plan that will bring the whole human race from danger. With the help of thousands of infusion powered engines, the planet earth will leave the solar system and embark on a 2,500 year journey to the orbit of a star 4.5 light years away.

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Action | Drama | Sci-Fi

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TV-MA | See all certifications »

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Country:

China

Release Date:

5 February 2019 (China) See more »

Also Known As:

The Wandering Earth See more »

Filming Locations:

Qingdao, China See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$48,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,685,287, 10 February 2019

Gross USA:

$5,875,487

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$699,760,773
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.55 : 1
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Trivia

Wanda Media originally invested heavily in this film, but later pulled out the fund for another romantic film. This move almost halt the film production, but luckily the team persuaded the actor Wu Jing to forfeit his pay, even made him investing in the film. Wu jing had one condition, that they must make it a "good film", which they faithfully achieved. The movie became a smashing hit in Chinese market, and Wu Jing will get his money back and much more. Interestingly, Wanda Group's other subsidiary, AMC theaters, is the major distributor of the film in the US. However, you will watch the film in subtitles without English voice dubbing. See more »

Goofs

The travel time from China to Sulawesi appears to be almost non-existent, which would be quite an achievement for a distance of 1000+ miles... in a truck... on ice. See more »

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The main characters suck.
11 February 2019 | by jasonshuhezhangSee all my reviews

I'm just going to be blunt here: The main characters suck. The main protagonists, a brother and a sister, are depthless and one dimensional. The sister literally spends 90% of her lines crying or shouting for someone to save her. The brother is arrogant and apparently a "genius", yet seems to have no redeeming qualities. Overall, the story and CGI are decent, but the characters leave much to be desired.


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