Mortal Engines

Genre:  Action/Adventure, Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Running Time:  128 min.
In theatres: December 14, 2018

Current rating: Rating: 3.64
based on 52 votes and 18 reviews
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Cast: Hera Hilmar, Robert Sheehan, Hugo Weaving, Jihae , Ronan Raftery, Leila George, Patrick Malahide, Stephen Lang

Synopsis

Thousands of years after civilization was destroyed by the "Sixty Minute War," a new way of living has evolved. Gigantic moving cities now roam the Earth, ruthlessly preying upon smaller traction towns.  

Tom Natsworthy (Robert Sheehan)—who comes from a Lower Tier of the great traction city of London—finds himself fighting for his own survival when he encounters the dangerous fugitive Hester Shaw (Hera Hilmar).  Two opposites, whose paths should never have crossed, forge an unlikely alliance that is destined to change the course of the future.  

Director: Christian Rivers
Studio: Universal Pictures
Producer(s): Fran Walsh, Deborah Forte, Zane Weiner, Peter Jackson, Amanda Walker
Screenplay: Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson
Official Site: MortalEngines.com

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  • 5 stars "Great Steampunk-themed movie. Enjoyed the story and the cinematography. Many complain about drawn out CGI scenes in other films but it really worked in this movie. Hoping for a second movie since there are four books."
  • 2 stars "Not bad but not great. I didn’t know what to expect but I would say if didn’t quite deliver what I wanted and the ending was a bit dragged out. Could have been a bit shorter"
  • 5 stars "An entertaining movie. No, it is not going to win any Oscars, but then again neither did Star Wars. My 11 and 112 year old children thoroughly enjoyed the movie as well. For those concerned about the portrayed violence mentioned in other reviews, it is comparable to any PG-13 Marvel movie."