The movie is a feast for the eyes with massive production scale rarely seen in Chinese films. Its post-production and special effects work spanned two years, undergoing more than 3, conceptual designs, and featuring over 10, specifically-built props, while employing more than 2, special effects shots and a substantial amount of computer graphics shots. With its high-quality production and story-telling, we believe that The Wandering Earth will be loved by Sci-Fi fans around the world. I am glad that our movie can reach to people from different parts of the world. This is a movie created for the Chinese audience around the world, and it has been positively received since its premiere, we are very excited about it. To my surprise, this movie also resonate outside Mainland China.
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China challenges Hollywood with own sci-fi blockbuster
Chinese sci-fi blockbuster makes box office history, but divides opinion. But it has not been without controversy. But very few films have drawn the kind of polarized reaction in China that The Wandering Earth has. For the film's fans, the movie is a milestone in Chinese sci-fi film history, and a step forward for China's film industry as a whole. Its critics, however, are either put off by the collectivist and patriotic theme in the film, criticize its storytelling techniques, or are irritated by how it is overrated by the fans. Unable to convince each other, the film's fans and detractors even launched a rating war on movie review sites. On movie review website douban.
2017 Chinese Sci-Fi Movies
The surprise success of a Chinese sci-fi blockbuster over Lunar New Year has been tainted by rampant online piracy. He estimated that pirated versions of the eight films had been viewed online 20 million times during the holiday break, Chinese-language version of the Wall Street Journal reported. Chinese cinemas kicked off the Year of the Pig with record-setting box office receipts of nearly 1.