China | Chinese blockbuster The Wandering Earth is a sci-fi spectacle with weak storytelling
by June Cheng
Posted 5/30/19, 10:53 am
Netflix users may have noticed a new Chinese sci-fi movie called The Wandering Earth pop up on their home page this month. While most Americans probably haven’t heard of the movie, it’s the year’s biggest film in China, where it grossed $693 million (plus an additional $7 million overseas). That makes it the second-highest-grossing non-English film in history following the 2017 hit Wolf Warrior 2, which I reviewed last year.