Shanghai Fortress (2019) - Sci-Fi, War

Hohum Score

54

Bearable

In 2035, aliens have wiped out mega cities around the globe to get their main source of energy, Xianteng. Will Shanghai be able to defend itself and maybe even launch a counterattack?

IMDB: 4.2
Director: Hua-Tao Teng
Stars: Godfrey Gao, Qi Shu
Length: 107 Minutes
PG Rating: N/A
Reviews: 16 out of 68 found boring (23.52%)

One-line Reviews (32)

Also, the story comes to a halt for long periods several times, resulting in some dull patches.

I enjoyed it from start to end, and I am rating the movie a solid six out of ten stars.

Plot was confusing, characters jumping all over the place.

if you're bored go watch this

And they didn't explain it, so, yeah, it's a bit confusing.

if you watch is waste you time

I fell asleep after watching it for ten minutes,and this is true.

As I've mentioned in above, the whole film is so confusing for me.

Let's just say he's no actor, instead a big bland presence right in the middle of the movie.

Worst movie .

Very entertaining .

The FX is great but shots of slow mo could be much better.

Simplistic script and bland dialogue feels like it was written by children, and the music is sappy.

For propaganda from an authoritarian nation that was well played.

My wife fell asleep.

That being said, then I will move straight on to saying that while the storyline was generic and predictable, then the movie was actually quite entertaining and enjoyable, nonetheless.

HOWEVER, like 'The Wandering Earth', the finale is entertaining to a very large extent.

The other moment we are suddenly in this crisp modern sci fi with stunning CGI effects.

The subtitles were a bit too fast for me, but I thoroughly enjoyed it.

The plot might seems a bit simple and predictable.

The CGI effects are serviceable but the direction is unimaginative and that combined with the over-long running time means that this becomes repetitive and boring before long.

2 hrs if your life you will never get back, so poor that I'll be honest watching paint dry is truly more gripping

The whole romance was just boring and it didn't add anyting exciting to the plot, as there was zero development.

What makes it unwatchable is that it obviously takes itself seriously.

dont waste your time

I have found a number of Chinese movies and television shows to be entertaining, so I don't have an automatic prejudice against them, as apparently some other IMDb users have.

Quite entertaining movie.

I want to like this movie but don't waste your time.

Thoroughly enjoyed this fast paced action movie !!

It's unbearable to watch Chinese movies!

There was no plot, just a faint idea of where they wanted this movie to go.

It was fast moving & intriguing.