Updated: Aug 31, 2019
In a post-apocalyptic world where the tectonic plates of the earth at constantly shifting, the cities of the world are but on wheels and are deadly machines of destruction. I’ve had my eyes on this movie for a while because it’s done by the same filmmakers who made The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings Trilogy’s and I was pleasantly surprised with the end result. Director Christian Rivers did a wonderful job at creating new world that felt original and unique. The cast was great considering they were all “fresh face” people who I had never seen in another film before. Hera Hilmar, Jihae, and Robert Sheehan did a marvelous job along with Hugo Weaving. The cinematography was visually breathtaking along with the VFX and sets that were made. Everything looked so new and fresh, looking like nothing that had been on screen before. Weta Workshop, you’ve done it again! I will say though, this movie feels a bit out of its time. If this came out 5 or 10 years ago, I thing more people would care to see it, but with hat said, the visuals of the film wouldn’t be as great as it is. If you’re interested in seeing it, you’ll have a good time. It’s like seeing The Lord of the Rings, The Matrix, and Star Wars mushed into one.
I’ll give Mortal Engines a 3/5.