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Aug 14, 20183 out of 5 stars
It is the latest Chinese military operational battle extravaganza film with its main theme similar to Wolf Warrior II (2017) and Operation Mekong (2016.) While familiar plot that focused on soldiers' heroics, its CGI and production sets are of world class artistry. The last scene in South China Sea is no fiction anymore. Per Wiki: The film is loosely based on the evacuation of the 225 foreign nationals and almost 600 Chinese citizens from Yemen's southern port of Aden during late March in the 2015 Civil War. The film is in similar style to that of Operation Mekong. It serves as the highlight film presented to audiences as a gift for the 90th anniversary of the founding of the Chinese People's Liberation Army, as well as the party's 19th National Congress. This film is said to be "China's first modern naval film". The film has grossed USD$579 million, making it currently the seventh-highest-grossing film of 2018 and second-highest-grossing ever in China.