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Mortal Engines Reviews

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January 15, 2019
"Mortal Engines," is so immensely ambitious in its startling size and scale, invention and details, it suggests that in the wake of "The Hobbit" and "The Lord of the Rings" franchises, Jackson can do - and spend - anything he wants.
Full Review | Original Score: B
January 14, 2019
Despite its spectacular paraphernalia, this film is one-dimensional. [Full review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 10, 2019
Unfortunately, while the city-vs-city square-offs are breathtaking, human fight sequences are choppy and forgettable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 10, 2019
Mortal Engines does not have the capacity or the grace to be a simple adventure or to take flight. [Full Review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
January 10, 2019
There is very little the cast could do with roles so superficial and without cores. [Full Review in Spanish]
January 10, 2019
[The] first auspicious sequence mixes the worlds of Mad Max, Transformers and Hayao Miyazaki's Howl's Moving Castle... But the film immediately runs out of strength and fails to keep up. [Full review in Spanish]
January 7, 2019
There's something supremely cool going on here, and at times you can catch sight of it. But not often enough to make up for what it squanders.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 4, 2019
The steampunk aesthetic has never looked so good on screen, but it is a shame that one notices it so much because the people in the foreground are so bland.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
January 3, 2019
The worst thing about Mortal Engines is that you can see, in fits and starts and flashes, the movie it could've been.
January 3, 2019
It's a pity that its fascinating world is populated by such boring characters, and that its plot is so predictable and dull. [Full review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
January 2, 2019
We expected great things, but the truth is that Mortal Engines leaves much to be desired. [Full review in Spanish]
January 2, 2019
If you are of the books and of steampunk, you should check out Mortal Engines. [Full Review in Spanish]
January 2, 2019
Although he is not directing it, Peter Jackson presents a post-apocalyptic world that never manages to take off due to a lack of narrative clarity. [Full Review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
December 28, 2018
It's an awful mess, boring and plot-light, and may be an elaborate metaphor for Brexit.
December 27, 2018
Some parts simply felt rushed and while there were some entertaining elements, the great visuals and performances unfortunately just weren't enough to keep the entire film afloat.
December 24, 2018
They want to give you a steampunk-on-steroids Metropocalypse Now! And they're willing to use the spare parts of dozens of other movies to make it happen.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
December 21, 2018
The plot is both daft and derivative, and the commonplace YA elements end up overtaking the welcome WTF moments by the end. But the world-building is spectacular and almost makes this worth the price of admission.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
December 21, 2018
Answers a burning question: What if Mad Max: Fury Road had sucked?
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
December 21, 2018
This big budget, effects-laden movie about a strange post-apocalyptic world where predator cities roll around on tank-like treads looks great, but the story of romance and revenge is just barely adequate.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
December 20, 2018
The last two acts drag it down... it just goes Star Wars.
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