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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

Writers:

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
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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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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 »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

New Zealand | USA

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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$15,939,700, 15 January 2019

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$73,039,700, 15 January 2019
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Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The book that Katherine Valentine brings into the Museum at the beginning of the film is written by one Nimrod Pennyroyal, a character that would have become important in the sequels. 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

Anna Fang: We have to stop London before it destroys us.
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Crazy Credits

The Universal logo shows the Sixty Minute War occurring across the Earth. See more »

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Featured in Midnight Screenings: Mortal Engines (2018) See more »

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The story itself has some flaws, but overall enjoyable film
5 December 2018 | by Mr_mcspicy032See all my reviews

Pros: -Gorgeous Visuals -Steam punk vibe -Cinematography -Third act battle sequence

Cons: -Villain/Antagonist motivation is weak and also its backstory -Supporting characters are flat -Unnecessary sub plots

Score: -2.5/5 Chili Peppers

Verdict:

  • The story itself has some flaws, it has a weak world building. It's antagonist has weak qualities of a good villain where you could hate him in the entire film. The movie also suffers from the lack of good backstory for the supporting characters and some of its protagonist motivation. Some subplots are not needed in the film , it just make the film longer and dragging.


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