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Mortal Engines is an adventure thriller flick, which is based on the novel penned by Philip Reeve. The screenplay is by Fran Walsh, Philippa Boynes and Peter Jackson. The film is an American – New Zealand joint venture. Universal Pictures, Media Rights Capital and WingNut Films produced the film. The film has the star cast of Hugo Weaving, Jihae, Hera Hilmar, Ronan Raftery, Robert Sheehan, Patrick Malahide, Leila George and Stephen Lang. Junkie XL composed the music, Simon Raby cranked the camera and editing is by Jonno Woodford-Robinson.
Although being a Londoner, Tom had never stepped outside his place. His debut outing was with a teen Hester, whose mom was supposed to have murdered by Thaddeus Valentine. Hester wants to take revenge on Thaddeus and decides to finish him off. Did Thaddeus kill Hester’s mom? What happened to Tom and Hester, when they attempt to get Thaddeus? Watch the film in theaters.
Although the stars played their part well, we could say that their characters should have been designed better. Jihae has nothing big to perform. Hera doesn’t have a strong reason behind her actions. Hugo doesn’t give a scary look, as the film boasts.
The concept is good, but only for the first fifteen-twenty minutes, the film creates a good impression and makes the audiences wait for some interesting sequences. As the characterization is not in-depth, the performance of the stars didn’t sync well with their characters. However, they did as they are directed. The production and the technical values are high in the film.
What’s Not There?
With the weak screenplay, the director has tried to give a decent output. Although Mortal Engines is not a super-duper movie, it is worth watching at least once!
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