Mortal Engines is the kind of movie I love to write about. Slaughtered by critics and audiences across the globe, I went into it with little to no expectations. Those feelings must have helped because I loved this movie.
I don’t care how bad the CGI was or how crazy the whole idea was. Hugo Weaving is such a great bad guy that no matter what the story is, his performance can rescue anything.
I really liked all the concepts at play here. In a future world that was destroyed by war, these travelling countries have the power and capabilities to scoop up the less fortunate and keep rolling. Things are supposed to be better today than ever before, but corruption and greed are still the driving force behind those in power and those who want to be in power.
The story of the Hester Shaw (Hera Hilmar) and Tom Natsworthy (Robert Sheehan) is epic. They have to venture into the underworld to find the right friends to throw a wrench into Valentine’s (Weaving) plans of world domination. Yes, I am aware that this underdog story has been told two million times before, but this particular one just clicked with me and I was thoroughly entertained from start to finish. Even with a predictable plot and ending, I was kept guessing on how the finale would go down.
Anywhere you look online you may find one out of ten reviews with a positive score. This may be the only place where you find such a high rating. 8/10