Beijing, the present day. Popular TV personality Da Peng is invited by gangster businessman Wang Hai to make a film in which he will invest. Wang insists that Da Peng's co-star is TV drama actress Du Xiaoxiao. However, after a nightclub scandal involving Da Peng goes viral, he's blackballed by a powerful internet executive and finds himself unable to attract any male co-star. Wang also wants his investment back. Da Peng decides to make his own movie on the cheap, using a script he has about an alien, A Li, who arrives on Earth and has various adventures as a superhero.