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Vivienne Chow
Opinion

Opinion

Vivienne Chow

Chinese blockbuster The Wandering Earth may break new ground worldwide, but may not go far in Hong Kong

  • While mainstream films produced on the mainland have long been cold-shouldered in Hong Kong, recent political tensions, such as over the national anthem law, have exacerbated antipathetic feelings

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A still from The Wandering Earth (category IIA; Mandarin), directed by Frant Gwo. The film stars Wu Jing, Qu Chuxiao and Zhao Jinmai.

The Wandering Earth film review: Wu Jing leads deep space mission in Chinese sci-fi blockbuster

  • Story of Chinese-led rescue mission to keep Earth on course in its journey to a new solar system is entertaining but nagglingly familiar
  • Chinese film industry’s aversion to sci-fi may end with the success of Frant Gwo’s film, but on this evidence it has a long way to go to match Hollywood
Topic |   Chinese language cinema

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A still from The Wandering Earth (category IIA; Mandarin), directed by Frant Gwo. The film stars Wu Jing, Qu Chuxiao and Zhao Jinmai.
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