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Mortal Engines (2018)

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A mysterious young woman named Hester Shaw joins forces with Anna Fang, a dangerous outlaw with a bounty on her head, and Tom Natsworthy, an outcast from London, to lead a rebellion against a giant predator city on wheels.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Hera Hilmar ... Hester Shaw
Hugo Weaving ... Thaddeus Valentine
Jihae ... Anna Fang
Robert Sheehan ... Tom Natsworthy
Stephen Lang ... Shrike
Leila George ... Katherine Valentine
Frankie Adams ... Yasmina
Caren Pistorius ... Pandora Shaw
Andrew Lees
Colin Salmon ... Chudleigh Pomeroy
Ronan Raftery ... Bevis Pod
Joel Tobeck ... Bürgermeister
Patrick Malahide ... Magnus Crome
Sarah Munn ... Slave
Nathaniel Lees
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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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Rated PG-13 for sequences of futuristic violence and action | See all certifications »

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Language:

English

Release Date:

14 December 2018 (USA) See more »

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Mortal Engines See more »

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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Author Philip Reeve, writer of the novel on which the movie is based, published a blogpost on July 19th 2017 that principle photography had ended and he had been invited to the set back in May of the same year. He noted that he had been impressed by the actors and the sets, mentioning that "Most of it looked very much as I'd imagined, except for the bits which looked better." See more »

Quotes

Shrike: I can remake you, just as I was remade.
Hester Shaw: You're going to kill me?
Shrike: For a little while.
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The Universal logo shows the Sixty Minute War occurring across the Earth. See more »

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Its like Howls moving castel, Fury roads and The hunger games combined
5 December 2018 | by mauritsjacobsSee all my reviews

First things first, I was lucky enough to be able to go to the pre-premier in Amsterdam and watched the movie in IMAX and I highly recomand watching it in this format.

Basicly what you are watching is a movie that almost seems to aim to be the next terrible tween trilogy. But... the story is not half bad. Filled with plotholes, obnoxious characters and refusing to explain just WHY THEY HAVE TO DRIVE THEIR CITIES!? but overall enjoyable.

The true attrection however is the scenery and boy is it worth it. The cities look amazing, the planes, buildings and everything in the film is dressed to impress. It made me want to crawl through the screen and just marvel at the beauty of it all.

So yeah! The movie is kinda like watching an anime like Howls moving castle without subtitles. I have no idee what they are trying to say but it sure looks nice.


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