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The sun was dying out, people all around the world built giant planet thrusters to move Earth out of its orbit and to sail Earth to a new star system. Yet the 2500 years journey came with unexpected dangers, and in order to save humanity, a group of young people in this age of a wandering Earth came out boldly and fought hard for everyone's survival.


  • Jing Wu
  • Chuxiao Qu
  • Guangjie Li
  • Man-Tat Ng
  • Jin Mai Jaho
  • Mike Kai Sui
  • Hongchen Li
  • Jingjing Qu
  • Yichi Zhang
  • Haoyu Yang

Did You Know?


  • The story is based on Hugo Award winning novelist Cixin Liu's novel of the same name.
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  • The whole premise of drilling into the Earth and building massive rocket engines to move it is patently ridiculous, even in the realm of science fiction. Cartoon fiction maybe. The whole technical aspects of such an endeavor are completely glossed over in 5 seconds with zero detail given as to the amount of energy or energy storage required to move the Earth out of the Suns orbit, travel through space or even stop when it arrives at its destination.
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china' no. 1 movie of all kind, go for oscar!

Song Z
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It’s shocking and inspiring to see how great and noble human nature can be like this

Zhijie S


Mar 1, 2019

The visuals prove crucial, as Qi makes for a weak central character.

Metacritic review by Elizabeth Kerr
Elizabeth Kerr
The Hollywood Reporter
Feb 22, 2019

Despite the production’s team of scientist consultants, the physics in The Wandering Earth is probably a lot of hooey. But the film’s world building, which takes up much of its first third, is undeniably novel and fascinating. Rarely does a film brag such a technocratic heart.

Metacritic review by Inkoo Kang
Inkoo Kang
Feb 18, 2019

No matter how familiar the plot beats feel, that level of attention not just to functional special effects, but to outright beauty, makes The Wandering Earth memorable.

Metacritic review by Tasha Robinson
Tasha Robinson
The Verge