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#1 faackanders2

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Posted 17 February 2019 - 11:00 PM

I just watched the chinese speaking/english subtitle "The Wandering Earth" based on the chinese book of same title. 

I don't want to give the story away but it is set a couple of hundred years in the future when the sun is making Earth inhabitable, and mankind is on the move to a more habitable place.

To speed up travel they attempt a gravitational assist from Jupiter and the views are awesome, without giving up much of the story.

It is a non-stop action space movie.

 

It was an excellent movie and could have only been better (for english speaking folks) by being dubbed in english.

Sometimes it was hard to keep up reading both the subtitles and the news headlines, but I would read the subtitles first.

I would rate it an A-, much better than the opinion I had of the plot going into the movie.


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Posted 21 February 2019 - 07:16 PM

Am I the only one who saw this space movie?



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Posted 21 February 2019 - 08:27 PM

Number 2 movie of all time in China, and it has only been out 1-2 weeks.  Will be translated in 20 languages, and Nextfix just bought it today.


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Posted 22 February 2019 - 08:03 AM

I've been hearing about it for the last 2-3 days now. Did you see this in the theaters?

I hear it has a limited US release.



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Posted 22 February 2019 - 08:11 AM

On official Netflix Media Center site they announce it release, but no date yet.

https://media.netfli...-netflix/383669

and another one

https://media.netfli...ands-on-netflix

Will definitely watch.


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Posted 22 February 2019 - 06:35 PM

I've been hearing about it for the last 2-3 days now. Did you see this in the theaters?

I hear it has a limited US release.

Yes, I saw ot in Emagine theater with reclining seats


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Posted 24 February 2019 - 08:55 AM

haven't seen it. And since it's more of an action movie without too much character and story development I probably won't watch it. I'm a chick - sorry laugh.gif  

 

But it's intriguing that China's propaganda machine saw the use for a sci-fi movie, isn't it? 

Like the Hollywood propaganda machine also serves a changes in political purposes in relation to soldier movies and CIA clandestine stories over the decades. 

 

I will read the english subtitles of Wandering Earth to see if I can justly insinuate a befitting motivation. 


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Posted 24 February 2019 - 03:26 PM

haven't seen it. And since it's more of an action movie without too much character and story development I probably won't watch it. I'm a chick - sorry laugh.gif  

 

But it's intriguing that China's propaganda machine saw the use for a sci-fi movie, isn't it? 

Like the Hollywood propaganda machine also serves a changes in political purposes in relation to soldier movies and CIA clandestine stories over the decades. 

 

I will read the english subtitles of Wandering Earth to see if I can justly insinuate a befitting motivation. 

lots of character development between the astronaut his father and his son and adopted daughter


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Posted 24 February 2019 - 03:31 PM

Although all the characters are chinese and it is spoke in chinese (with english subtitles), it really is a whole earth mankind survival movie.  It is 200 years in the future and they don't really say where the technology came from.

 

Based on a book by a chinese author.


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Posted 05 March 2019 - 09:07 PM

Heard China will be getting lots of new IMAX theaters due to demand of seeing this movie (and others).




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