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      Mortal Engines

      PG-13 Released Dec 14, 2018 2 hr. 8 min. Sci-Fi Fantasy Adventure Action List
      26% 189 Reviews Tomatometer 48% 2,500+ Ratings Audience Score Hundreds of years after a cataclysmic event destroyed civilization, mysterious young Hester Shaw emerges as the only one who can stop the city of London -- now a giant predator on wheels -- from 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, and Anna Fang, a dangerous outlaw with a bounty on her head. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Apr 16 Buy Now

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      Mortal Engines has no shortage of eye-catching special effects, but lacks enough high-octane narrative fuel to give this futuristic fantasy sufficient cinematic combustion.

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      Alexander G I always find it interesting that films that convey a bit of criticism of the system come off badly with film critics for completely different reasons. I think the motif of a mobile City of London is fantastic. As I haven't read the book that was made into a movie, I'm sure it goes back to the novel. This image alone of a beast stamping and milling through the landscape, like this mobile City of London, is simply brilliant. It describes so precisely what is generally referred to today as predatory capitalism and what the City of London stands for like nothing else on this earth. On board the monster, power struggles rage that decisively steer the course of the plot. Personal motivations, family ties, revenge, love, futuristic weapons from the past - we experience all of this on this wild ride that combines steampunk with a cataclysmic vision of the future. In my view, not only really worth seeing, but also worth thinking a little about the images conveyed. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 04/16/24 Full Review Tim M Watched with a couple of friends and we all thought it was great. The critics and many watchers found it lacking in numerous areas. I found it very entertaining and that is my only criteria as to how I rate movies. Analysis just gets the way of enjoyment for movies like this. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 04/15/24 Full Review Sean D Not good. Acting is awful, writing is terrible, and generic story. You do not feel connected to the story or any of the characters. The only positive thing is there are a good amount of world building shots throughout the movie. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 04/13/24 Full Review Jordan J It was pretty cheesy and had some far fetched ideas. However, overall it was a exciting, feel good movie. Would recommend if you don't have anything else great to watch. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 04/11/24 Full Review eduardo n I don't know if we all saw the same movie... Sure it could have been much better but its still visually pleasing and the story/message/ soul its there. My only issue is that I wish everything happened in the span of three movies and a lot of things happened in between hahahhaha! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 04/10/24 Full Review Koi P Some good parts. Not boring. Nothing too original. Kind of Mad Max-ish. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 04/09/24 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Claudia Puig FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) It's got an interesting look, but it's a bloated story. Sep 12, 2019 Full Review tt stern-enzi WXIX-TV (Cincinnati, OH) it's sorta the young adult version of The Road Warrior and Mad Max. A world full of crazy engines and and stories and cities that are moving around. It feels very derivative. Mar 5, 2019 Full Review David Fear Rolling Stone They want to give you a steampunk-on-steroids Metropocalypse Now! And they're willing to use the spare parts of dozens of other movies to make it happen. Rated: 2.5/5 Dec 24, 2018 Full Review Lonita Cook KCTV5 News at 9 It's actually a little bit more soulful than it lets on. Jun 16, 2021 Full Review Olly Richards NME (New Musical Express) It's a beautifully designed world but no real life exists within it. Rated: 2/5 Apr 29, 2021 Full Review Candice McMillan Seattle Refined Mortal Engines is a lifeless fantasy epic that is mildly enjoyable at times, but suffers from several grave afflictions that ultimately incur steep viewing consequences. Jan 29, 2021 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis Hundreds of years after a cataclysmic event destroyed civilization, mysterious young Hester Shaw emerges as the only one who can stop the city of London -- now a giant predator on wheels -- from 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, and Anna Fang, a dangerous outlaw with a bounty on her head.
      Director
      Christian Rivers
      Executive Producer
      Philippa Boyens, Ken Kamins
      Screenwriter
      Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson
      Distributor
      Universal Pictures
      Production Co
      WingNut Films
      Rating
      PG-13 (Futuristic Violence and Action)
      Genre
      Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Adventure, Action
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Dec 14, 2018, Wide
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Feb 19, 2019
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $15.9M
      Aspect Ratio
      Scope (2.35:1)
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