The Wandering Earth 2 (2023) Movie Review

The Wandering Earth (2019) is a popular Chinese sci-fi film. Because of its popularity, this film which tells about the process of human survival from the threat of the Sun also has a second film entitled The Wandering Earth 2 and has been released in a number of Indonesian cinemas.

Synopsis The Wandering Earth 2 takes place decades before the first film. The story focuses on a number of countries that form the United Earth Government (UEG) alliance to save the Earth from the Sun that becomes a threat in the next 100 years. This is done by carrying out the Wandering Earth Project, aka moving the Earth to another Solar System.

So, before you watch the movie The Wandering Earth 2 in theaters, first consider the following Bumareview reviews!

Review of the film The Wandering Earth 2

A prequel that feels quite complex

The Wandering Earth 2 tells the story of the beginning of the Wandering Earth Project to move away from the Sun before finally crossing Jupiter’s orbit like in the first film. The process of starting the Wandering Earth Project was not easy. Because, there are many challenges that must be passed by the characters which often make the human population become victims.

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Even though it is a prequel, Buma considers that the story in The Wandering Earth 2 feels far more complex than the first film. You see, it turns out that there are a lot of conflicts that must be told about the success of the Wandering Earth Project to get past Jupiter in the first film. This is also what makes the duration of the film almost touch three hours.

However, for those of you who like science fiction films with outer space themes, chances are you won’t feel bored at all. This is because this film raises climate problems that do occur in reality by solving very interesting and out of the box problems .

More stunning visuals than the first film

The quality of visual effects is one of the determining factors for the success of a science fiction film. In the first film, The Wandering Earth has CGI visual effect quality which is fairly standard for a science fiction film. However, the prequel has a much improved visual quality than the first film.

Review The Wandering Earth 2

Bumareview even dares to say that the CGI visual effects in the prequel already have a quality that is on par with Hollywood production films. Even though it has not yet reached the level of the Avatar franchise , the visual quality of Wandering Earth 2 has succeeded in making the audience satisfied and amazed. The appearance of space and cities affected by climate change in an extreme way feels more real thanks to these visual effects.

Actions and emotions that feel denser

One of the biggest flaws of the first film was the lack of action sequences, even though it involved characters with military backgrounds. This shortcoming was successfully made up for by the prequel which had quite a lot of action scenes and was satisfying. In fact, the battle choreography in this film is quite different compared to most other sci-fi films.

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Apart from that, in its nearly three-hour duration, this film also manages to present emotional moments that can move the audience’s heart. This emotional moment is always present in every act of the story and makes the audience even more attached to the story of humanity in the Wandering Earth Project, regardless of the many conflicts and characters in the film.

Overall review of the movie The Wandering Earth 2 (2023)

Even though the story is quite complex, The Wandering Earth 2 manages to become a sci-fi film that is much more riveting than its predecessor. This film will be suitable for those of you who really like space-themed science fiction films. If you are interested, you can watch this film in a number of Indonesian cinemas starting February 10, 2023.


Zephyrine is an experienced film critic who has worked for many magazines and websites specializing in cinema. She has a deep education in film history and theory, as well as a passion for classic and independent films. Writing style: Zephyrine always evaluates films objectively and honestly, not influenced by external factors such as the fame of actors or directors. She often focuses on the content, screenplay, technique, and personal feelings to provide insights and reviews of the film. Her writing style is easy to understand and familiar to readers, but also professional and profound. Notable articles: "Step Up" - Success comes from the perseverance and relentless effort of young people "The Social Network" - A fantastic documentary film about the birth of Facebook "Moonlight" - A touching story about love and the essence of humanity "Nomadland" - A poignant journey of a mature woman "Parasite" - A sensational film of Korean cinema with profound social messages.

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