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Chinese film ‘The Wandering Earth’ tops global box office

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    Yeah but I prefer scifi. With more plausible science that's why I like star trek more then star wars :)
     
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    Just saw it at AMC, great movie. Really loved the CG scenes.
    That's the current model based on very limited data on the sun. As tech advance and we are able to gather more data, models will evolve. It is plausible that the sun will run out of fuel much faster then thought.
     
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    Even that much faster rate would be millions of years if not 100s of millions of years

    We would be more in danger of a super solar flare kind of like in the movie knowing


    or a wondering black hole that passes within few light years of our solar system
    Or asteroid collision as happened to dinosaurs


    And Also in movies Armageddon and deep impact

    And most apparent of all

    Climate change
     
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    Just let it slide. If they say there is a pressing emergency then let it be. Nonsensical plots that defy basic logic are not new in movies. Even in Game of Thrones the dragon when hovering beats its wings at a rate of maybe once every 3 seconds (like something in an old Godzilla movie)...which isn’t going to keep it off the ground.
     
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    That's only if current models are even in the right ballpark. We do not yet understand the process of stars turning into red Giants. We just know they do. We have never witnessed that process. Therefore, any models we have now are just best guess. We will probably have to scrap the model all together. The best scientists used to think other planets and stars orbited earth until they were proven wrong with more data.
     
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    Well...it's difficult to be really original in the movie biz. This one is like an updated version of the 1950s classic, When Worlds Collide, with elements from a couple of other Hollywood disaster movies tossed in. So much so I wonder how much of the movie is "Chinese" in character vs. how much of it is "Western."
     
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    Nice! Apparently, folks around the world have voted for it with their own money. :)
     
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    China movies are best. Hollywood sucks these days.
     
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    And then there are those truly original Chinese movies folks aren't allowed to vote on at all: link
     
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    You are truly a genius. When one talks about one film, you talk about another.
     
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    Do you think Chinese leaders are starting another thought-quashing cultural revolution?
     
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    I smell one billion murican dollars! :china::smitten: No wonder the muricans are shaking in anger, they cant accept the fact that a Chinese film earns way more than their films about adult men wearing kids' costumes to save the earth lol.
     
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    Music of the movie
     
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