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The Wandering Earth II: special effects and propaganda

Scene from the highly popular movie “The Wandering Earth II”.

Shortly after the lights come on, a man jumps from his seat and shouts at the movie audience as if his favorite football team had just scored a goal: “I want to announce: ‘Wandering Earth‘ is brilliant! China’s science fiction is brilliant! The Chinese are brilliant!!!” Some moviegoers react with reserved clapping. Others reach for their heads at witnessing this bizarre scene. A video of the outburst went viral on the internet not long after.

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