Mortal Engines is a 2018 steampunk film.
7 out of 10 stars. The stars of this film aren’t the actors; they’re the CGI machines and the wall world.
In a post-apocalyptic Europe, cities are contained within massive machines. The city of London, which has crossed the land bridge into Europe, is massive and crushes all other cities in its path. But Valentine, the Deputy Lord Mayor of London, has his sights set on the Wall, a city in Asia built upon an inpenetrable wall. The only person who can stop him is a girl named Hester Shaw known for the hideous scar on the right side of her face. Hester has the key to disabling Valentine’s monstrous Medusa weapon which can destroy entire worlds. She also happens to be his illegitimate daughter who was raised by an undead cyborg named Shrike at age eight when Valentine killed her mother to steal the Medusa machine.
The CGI was stunning. I’m not a fan of steampunk but I was captivated. The cast was also put together well. What lacked was the plot. It was boring most of the time. What kept me watching was the CGI machines and the wall world.
7 out of 10 stars. Stunning CGI.
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