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Mortal Engines sets out to be the next teen novel adaptation success story but fails miserably in establishing a new franchise. In many ways it represents the flaws of the genre and acts as a relic in this genre that is no longer able to draw in audiences like it used to.
Mortal Engines looks amazing, it had an interesting premises that would draw audiences based on sheer curiosity factor but after that would have little to prove for itself. Beyond the visual appeal of the film and the interesting world building there is little character development and thus I found myself hardly caring about what happens to said characters. The film throws out terminology and characters like it is an established franchise in which audiences already understood what and who they are. The result was a film that hardly connected to its audience and an unbearable watch.
I did find interest in one particular character, Shrike, a cyborg killer machine who was the most empathetic and garnered the most interest. Perhaps it had something to do with the focus they gave to the character's background and build.
While Mortal Engines definitely failed in what it set out to do I wouldn't say that any of the performances or dialogue was horrible, it's simply mediocre and bland. Perhaps it is time to call it quits on these YA adaptaions.
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