Quietly, one of the biggest grossing movies ever (you've never heard of) has dropped on Netflix. The movie The Wandering Earth was made in China and has made almost as much as Captain Marvel and Avengers Endgame. It's the third highest grossing movie this year, and it never even went to theaters in the US.
It's a sci-fi movie that tells the story of people trying to save earth from being destroyed by the sun. It got a budget rarely seen in Chinese made films, especially special effects and CGI.
The visual effects supervisor Samir Ansari, told BGR.com the secret to it's success is simple.
“One of the reasons I think the movie has been such a success is just that it’s actually a good movie,” Ansari said. “It sounds silly to say. But it can be appreciated not on a national level – this is based on book that’s internationally acclaimed. The production value is quite apparent, and you can see that quite a lot of money was spent on the filming of the movie.
So, something to check out as rain starts slamming middle Tennessee Thursday. The Wandering Earth.