The Wandering Earth II

A prequel to The Wandering Earth.

Directed by: Frant Gwo Achille Vanderhaeghen
Genres: Science Fiction, Action, Drama,
Production Company: China Film Group Corporation, Guo Fan Culture and Media,

The Wandering Earth II -  - Azwaad Movie Database
  • Release Date: 22-01-2023
  • Runtime: 173 Minutes
  • Popularity: 717.07
  • Vote Count: 244
  • IMDB Rating: 7.3
  • Budget: USD 73,801,827
  • Revenue: USD 604,380,922
  • Region: China ( CN ),
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Photo Name Character
Wu Jing - Azwaad Movie Database Wu Jing Liu Peiqiang (刘培强)
Sha Yi - Azwaad Movie Database Sha Yi Zhang Peng (张鹏)
Zhu-Yan Manzi - Azwaad Movie Database Zhu-Yan Manzi Hao Xiaoxi (郝晓希)
Li Xuejian - Azwaad Movie Database Li Xuejian Zhou Zhezhi (周喆直)
Andy Friend - Azwaad Movie Database Andy Friend Mike
Wang Zhi - Azwaad Movie Database Wang Zhi Han Duoduo (韩朵朵)
Kawawa Kadichi - Azwaad Movie Database Kawawa Kadichi Herbert Copley
Vatilli Makarychev - Azwaad Movie Database Vatilli Makarychev Andrey Gerasinov
Clara Lee - Azwaad Movie Database Clara Lee Space Elevator Female Attacker
Tony Nicholson - Azwaad Movie Database Tony Nicholson Space Elevator Male Attacker A
Photo Name Department
Wang Zhonglei-Production Wang Zhonglei Production (Co-Executive Producer)
Nick Cheung-Editing Nick Cheung Editing (Editor)
Albert Yeung-Crew Albert Yeung Crew (Presenter)
Wu Jing-Crew Wu Jing Crew (Presenter)
Wayne Chang-Production Wayne Chang Production (Casting)
Frant Gwo-Writing Frant Gwo Writing (Screenplay)
Frant Gwo-Directing Frant Gwo Directing (Director)
Andy Yan-Crew Andy Yan Crew (Stunt Coordinator)
Wang Yibing-Crew Wang Yibing Crew (Presenter)
Gong Geer-Writing Gong Geer Writing (Screenplay)

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Now then, it's best - I think - to just accept that there is very, very, little plausible science to this save-the-planet movie. The format, and the story, have oft been done by Hollywood before so it's not top of the originality tree either - but it's still quite a watchable and well produced story of a group of Chinese trainees who must raise their game when they find themselves trying to save the infrastructure being built to help save the planet from terrorists. It's extremely perilous for them, their enemy is sophisticated and well entrenched. When the moon becomes unstable, it again falls to them to stop it crashing into the Earth before a carefully placed series of thousands of engines around the globe can be activated to propel us all out of danger and off to a new orbit around Alpha Centauri. The acting talents and the dialogue are really neither here nor there, but the visual effects - especially at the start - are effective and the pace of the film is as times entertaining as this dedicated team - and others from around the world - must unite to thwart the unseen enemy and rescue mankind before it's all too late. It really does need shortening though. It could lose an hour and - tightened up - have a much more focussed and impactful storyline that would hold the attention just as well as any Western equivalents. It does need a big screen to get the best from the creativity of the visuals but students of physics (astro or otherwise) may blush at some of it!

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The Wandering Earth II or the "wandering script", as I call it, does nothing to improve upon a proposition that failed to work, the first time around. Its alright to create a space saga but trying to cram the whole thing down the audiences throat in two sittings, is simply too much to ask. My wife, who is Chinese, became exasperated about half an hour in and I don't blame her. There are simply too many disparate things going on at once, for this film to present anything, even a highly switched on viewer, like my economist other half, can reasonably follow. What you are left with, is what amounts to mini films, that feel like little like extended trailers, cobbled together over an lengthy time line, that become so diffuse, as to loose the potential to represent any semblance of a comprehensible "whole". Graphics are admittedly amazing, as are some of the sci fi conceptualisations. Acting's mostly pretty decent, too. That said, what are these elements without clarity of storytelling? In summary, best described as an overly ambitious, ill considered "sci fi, hot mess" that's clearly had a lot of time and money invested in it. If this had been broken down into smaller, bite sized films with less crammed in, I think it could have worked, a lot better.

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