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Mortal Engines (2018)

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In a post-apocalyptic world where cities ride on wheels and consume each other to survive, two people meet in London and try to stop a conspiracy.

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Christian Rivers

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Fran Walsh (screenplay by), Philippa Boyens (screenplay by) | 2 more credits »
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Credited cast:
Hera Hilmar ... Hester Shaw
Hugo Weaving ... Thaddeus Valentine
Jihae ... Anna Fang
Robert Sheehan ... Tom Natsworthy
Leila George ... Katherine Valentine
Stephen Lang ... Shrike
Frankie Adams ... Yasmina
Caren Pistorius ... Pandora Shaw
Colin Salmon ... Chudleigh Pomeroy
Andrew Lees
Sarah Munn ... Slave
Ronan Raftery ... Bevis Pod
Joel Tobeck ... Bürgermeister
Patrick Malahide ... Magnus Crome
Stephen Ure ... Pewsey
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Storyline

A mysterious young woman, Hester Shaw, emerges as the only one who can stop a giant, predator city on wheels devouring everything in its path. Feral, and fiercely driven by the memory of her mother, Hester joins forces with Tom Natsworthy, an outcast from London, along with Anna Fang, a dangerous outlaw with a bounty on her head.

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Some scars never heal.


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New Zealand | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 December 2018 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Wellington, New Zealand See more »

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$100,000,000 (estimated)
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2.39 : 1
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Hester Shaw: I was eight years old when my mother died. She loved traveling the world and digging up the past. He used to visit all the time, and then one day everything changed. She'd found something, something he wanted.
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Boy is this a mixed bag!
5 December 2018 | by Finfrosk86See all my reviews

So way in the future, people live in big mechanical machines on wheels. And one of the bigger cities: London, has got some rather unsavory plans.

Mortal Engines looks pretty good. The house-machines look awesome, especially the big ones. We are treated to some fine shots. Grandiose stuff. That's cool. The action is alright, nothing too special, but at times it's quite exciting. There is one fight scene though and I gotta say: someone did NOT get the memo that we don't use a million cuts any more. But there isn't that much fighting anyway, so it's not a big problem. The action that's on a bigger scale is much better. The effects look good, except from some greenscreen stuff that will not age well. (remember that one scene in King Kong? Jeeesh)

This movie really is a mixed bag. On one side it's got some creative, original ideas, on the other some overused clishees. For every creative element, there's a cringy line or two.

The characters are okay, can't say I liked anyone to a very big extent..Although Hugo Weaving does have some charisma. What's with that Tom guy? Sorry, but I just didn't like his face. Reminded me of a ventriloquist dummy, or something. Dunno.

Mortal Engines does have a cool atmosphere about it that I liked. But it is a little long, and there is especially one plot element that fell totally flat, although it was supposed to be very moving. It wasn't.

All in all a decent movie, sure to entertain at least some people.


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