Mortal Engines Reviews
Though many don't like it, and that's fine by me, I loved this movie!
The acting is very good, though I don't think they deserve an award for their acting, I believe in time they may. The movie was to sum it up, vibrant. The acting was perfect for the steampunk genre. The visual effects were award worthy, as they were done by the team that did the V.F.X. for Lord Of The Rings, which was amazing for its time, same with this. The script could have been better, but that isn't a huge problem. This movie did not disappoint me. I wish more people could like this movie, but it didn't appeal to everyone. It is better to watch this movie and decide for yourself, because some loved this movie, some hated it.
Watch at your own risk.
Cities on wheels? Wfs what was you thinking Peter Jackson?
Acting was so so - Weaving seemed to do a decent job, everyone else was fairly throw away (in some cases literally). There was no sense of purpose, drive or comraderie. Multi-culti Londoners were indistinguishable from the Shangri La people, and they didn't seem to mind what the city was doing or who they were at war with or who was coup d'etating who... they seemed to mostly be cheering on a futbol game or something. Weaving seemed to have a vague sense of 'I'll save London if I blow things up'. Anna's role seemed to be to stab people in the head and have enough product in her hair to look good while doing it (Matrix, anyone?). Tom and Ester were kinda bland. But one had a scar so you could remember who she was. Terminator character seemed like a bolt on (pun intended). I could go on but you get the idea...
Battle scenes were dumb, but the visuals were good enough to compensate. Not sure why the super weapon had to be retracted into the dome every time it was fired - like Hungry Hungry Hippo or something. London chasing and eating the small town was an interesting scene.
Overall, not the best movie in terms of character development or story development, but fast paced and visually appealing to make for a fun Saturday afternoon matinee.
The acting was superb and the world was super immersive. It was funny, emotional, and exciting.This is in my top thirty, maybe even top twenty movies of all time!
I feel like this could have been huge, as big as Harry Potter or even Lord of the Rings, but apparently people don't like it.
I've lost all faith in movie reviewers and I suggest not paying any attention to them.