The definition of surprise is “an unexpected or astonishing event, fact, etc.”. so, to say that The Wandering Earth 2 was a surprise might be an understatement. The Wandering Earth 2 is a true sci-fi blockbuster film that is simply epic in scope and scale. The film takes place in the future where the sun is expanding and threatens to destroy earth, due to this humanity decides to work on the wandering earth project with the aim of saving humanity from extinction. I feel I should address the films biggest issue which I feel that story wise it kind of bites off more than it can chew. Not to say everything covered wasn’t enjoyable, but it covers so much it can feel a bit much at times.
But in all honesty that simply is my only issue with this film. I truly loved everything else about The Wandering Earth 2. The acting is simply incredible. Wu Jing and Andy Lau are two of the very best actors working today and seeing them both on screen is a joy to watch. The action is nothing short of a spectacle. Blending chaos with clarity, every massive set piece feels grand and mesmerising. To be honest the whole of The Wandering Earth 2 could be described as mesmerising, I’ve never seen a film like this before in my entire life. It’s a truly special film that is a must watch for everyone.
Check out The Wandering Earth 2 on digital and physical platforms later this year.