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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hera Hilmar ... Hester Shaw
Robert Sheehan ... Tom Natsworthy
Hugo Weaving ... Thaddeus Valentine
Jihae ... Anna Fang (as Jihae Kim)
Ronan Raftery ... Bevis Pod
Leila George ... Katherine Valentine
Patrick Malahide ... Magnus Crome
Stephen Lang ... Shrike
Colin Salmon ... Chudleigh Pomeroy
Mark Mitchinson ... Vambrace
Regé-Jean Page ... Captain Khora
Menik Gooneratne ... Sathya
Frankie Adams ... Yasmina Rashid
Leifur Sigurdarson ... Nils Lindstrom
Kahn West Kahn West ... Toa Heke
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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.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sequences of futuristic violence and action | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | New Zealand

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 December 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mortal Engines See more »

Filming Locations:

Wellington, New Zealand See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$100,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,559,850, 16 December 2018

Gross USA:

$15,951,040

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$82,865,379
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The Mad Max (1979) movies are considered a possible influence behind the movie. See more »

Goofs

When Hester and Tom are rescued by the old couple in the centipede-like craft, they share a small room. Hester, while lying on her back, shares her sad life story. A tear rolls down her cheek, but, given the horizontal position she's in, this would be impossible. The tear should roll pass the side of her face. See more »

Quotes

Hester Shaw: You never head south in the Outlands. Not ever.
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The Universal logo shows the Sixty Minute War occurring across the Earth. See more »

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Not bad, but awful if you've read the book.
1 January 2019 | by jasonwhite-19878See all my reviews

I loved the idea, cities eating each other, but it hardly happens, the idea is introduced and then forgotten. The concept was great but I think Peter Jackson has lost the ability to adapt books. Lord of the Rings worked because the kept to the story and adapted it for screen, the Hobbit didn't work because they extended it into a bloated monster for screen and Mortal Engines fails because they have changed the story so much to make a their movie version. I didn't mind it when I first saw it, it's an ok film with great ideas that it doesn't really capitalise on but then I read the book.....

The nuanced villain has become almost comic book, despite Hugo Weaving's best efforts and the changes to make the Star Wars like ending took the tragedy from the finale. Hester seems hollow and her affection for Tom seems forced. Tom doesn't get to be our unwitting hero, with all his bravery that breaks down Hester removed and the tragic end is turned into an explosive pyrotechnic fest. Even Shrike's story is broken for no good reason, just to make Valentine even more evil and Tom less heroic. What a shame.

So, if you've not read the book, give it a go - there are far worse films - if you have, beware.


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