Mortal Engines

Mortal Engines
  • 2018
  • New Zealand/US
  • Directed by: Christian Rivers
  • Cast: Hera Hilmar, Hugo Weaving, Robert Sheehan

In a post-apocalyptic future, entire cities have gone mobile and ingest smaller cities, stripping them of resources. Rivers nails the spectacle but flunks the human interest, squeezing too many effects and story into one movie and leaving no room for emotional engagement.

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Philippa Boyens was 'worried' fans wouldn't get Mortal Engines

14 Dec 2018

Film gossip

'Mortal Engines' screenwriter Philippa Boyens "worried" if fans would "understand" the flick. The Academy Award-winning producer has confessed that the blockbuster "was not an easy day at the office" because the project took a lot of time to get…

Mortal Engines

10 Dec 20182 stars

Peter Jackson produces and co-writes this disappointing dystopian adventure

In the post-apocalyptic future of this cumbersome steampunk fantasy mobilised 'predator' cities 'ingest' smaller cities through gaping maws, stripping them of vitals with scant regard for their human populations. Adapted from the first of four young…

Hugo Weaving cast in Peter Jackson's new movie

13 Apr 2017

Film gossip

Hugo Weaving has teamed up with Sir Peter Jackson for 'Mortal Engines'. The 57-year-old actor has previously worked alongside the filmmaker in 'The Lord of the Rings' trilogy and 'The Hobbit' franchise as the Elf-king Elrond and the pair will now…

Peter Jackson's Mortal Engines for December 2018

28 Nov 2016

Film gossip

Peter Jackson's 'Mortal Engines' will drop in December 2018. The movie adaptation of the sci-fi fantasy book of the same name by Philip Reeve has been in the works since 2009, and Universal Pictures have now revealed the hotly-anticipated motion…

Peter Jackson adapting Mortal Engines for big screen

25 Oct 2016

Film gossip

Peter Jackson is adapting the sci-fi fantasy novel 'Mortal Engines' for the big screen. The acclaimed filmmaker will co-write the script for the movie, based on the book by Philip Reeve and his longtime collaborator Christian Rivers is set to make…

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