Du Xing Yue Qiu
2022 / 122m - China
Comedy, Sci-fi
Moon Man poster


January 07, 2023


Not the worst of the current wave of Chinese blockbusters. Sentimental drama seems to be dominating their charts these days, so I was glad to find a relatively light mix of comedy and sci-fi. Yes, there is some drama, and no, it doesn't work very well, but at least it's pretty easy to overlook.

A somewhat inconspicuous man is working on a project to save Earth from an impending meteorite crash. The plan fails and while everyone is evacuating the moon base they are stationed, the man is left behind all by himself. The meteorite wrecks Earth, and his misadventures at the base become the sole ray of light mankind has to uplift their spirits.

Moon Man is silly, sometimes to a fault. The sci-fi elements never seem to make too much sense, but at least the comedy works well and the first hour is perfect entertainment. The quality takes a little dip after that, which wasn't entirely unexpected, but it's a shame they couldn't just make a fun comedy for a change. Not too bad though.