I'm a sucker for big, operatic sci-fi shit. The sillier the better, really - maybe it’s a sign of the times. The Wandering Earth aspires to be big, operatic sci-fi shit, and it’s definitely big and sci-fi. As China’s first space blockbuster, it’s broken records in its home country, and it’s managed to score an IMAX 3D release in North America - or at least here in Montréal. But while it’s decidedly not silly, it doesn’t entirely achieve its more serious goals, either. The Wandering Earth’s core idea is certainly novel and exciting. In a nutshell: the sun is expanding, much earlier than expected, and Earth will be swallowed up if nothing’s done about it. What to do, then, but unite the world’s population to build ten thousand enormous “Earth Engines” to propel Earth itself away from the Sun, on a 2500-year journey towards Alpha Centauri. Humanity will hide in underground cities beneath the engines, continuously … [Read more...] about THE WANDERING EARTH Review: You’ll Believe A Planet Can Fly
Michael B. Jordan will be appearing in an episode of Oprah’s show SuperSoul Conversations, and in a clip that has been released, he speaks about the rumors of him playing Superman that started to churn last year after his success as Erik “Killmonger” Stevens in Black Panther. “There is a huge upside to it, but being under that microscope, being picked apart and compared to so many different versions of Superman… I would rather do something original. I’ll be Calvin Ellis,” Jordan tells the television maven.”I think the comic book purists can accept that more than me being Clark Kent. That’s a different thing.” First, I think that comic book purists who can’t accept talented POC in these roles (when race/ethnicity isn’t key to the character) is frustrating because as much as some of them advocate for wanting the best person for the role, when it comes to race-bending, no matter how talented the actor is there is … [Read more...] about Michael B. Jordan Wants to Play Calvin Ellis, the Superman of Earth-23. So Who Is Calvin Ellis?
In just nine days, Chinese sci-fi film The Wandering Earth has made $420 million at the Chinese box office alone and will soon become the second film to reach three billion yuan within ten days of being released. This also makes it 2019's largest grossing film to date with some box office prognosticators wondering if it will even out perform Captain Marvel. Now, here's the crazy part. The production budget of the film is estimated at a mere $50 million. In the epic, post-apocalyptic space adventure, the sun died out so people all around the world built giant planet thrusters to move Earth out of its orbit and sail it to a new star system. Yet the 2,500 year journey came with unexpected dangers and, in order to save humanity, a group of young people in this new age of a wandering Earth must bravely fight for the survival of the human race. Personally, I'd never even heard of the film directed by Frant Gwo, so I was glad to learn it looks as incredible as I could have hoped. The … [Read more...] about China’s THE WANDERING EARTH Just Became the Year’s Biggest Global Hit
x The announcement at the end of last year’s “Elseworlds” crossover that the Arrowverse would next come together this fall for an adaptation of “Crisis on Infinite Earths” blew fans’ minds, but it also left us scratching our heads. The event has been heavily teased on The Flash for years, but it’s known to happen in 2024. So, how is the multiversal Crisis now occurring five years earlier? Well, yesterday’s episode of The CW show may have sown the seeds for the answer. At the end of “Cause and XS,” Nora West-Allen had another rendezvous with her secret partner, Eobard Thawne. Having travelled back to the future to visit the supervillain in his cell, Nora questioned whether the pair’s plan to change history was actually “making it worse.” Reverse-Flash then explains that if she and Team Flash can defeat Cicada and take away his knife, then they’ll succeed in altering the timeline and saving … [Read more...] about Did The Flash Just Reveal Why Crisis On Infinite Earths Comes Early?
FROM the hottest deserts to the iciest grounds, Planet Earth has always made it its mission to take viewers on a breathtaking journey. But, when can we expect Planet Earth III? Here's everything you need to know about the upcoming show. When is Planet Earth 3's release date? The BBC has revealed that a third series of the widely beloved programme Planet Earth is in the making. The release date hasn't been revealed yet, but we can expect for it to come out sometime in 2022. As the filming and editing of the show are very laborious and includes stories captured all over the world, it is no surprise that we will have to wait for a while. It will consist of eight hour-long episodes. We will keep you updated as more information regarding its release is announced. What will it be about? Producers are saying it will be the most ambitious natural history landmark BBC has ever put out. The series will look at nature at a truly global scale and bring in the wonderful storytelling we … [Read more...] about When is Planet Earth 3’s release date? Everything to know about the BBC documentary