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The Tomatometer is 60% or higher.
The Tomatometer is 59% or lower.
Movies and TV shows are Certified Fresh with a steady Tomatometer of 75% or higher after a set amount of reviews (80 for wide-release movies, 40 for limited-release movies, 20 for TV shows), including 5 reviews from Top Critics.
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"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.
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.
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.
While the rest of Mortal Engines fails to reach the highs of its lurid opening set piece, there are a lot of intriguing elements at play thanks to the film's particularly strange world-building conceit...
While trying to get as much character and history information out as possible, the film struggles at times to find its focus. Regardless, the beautiful scenery and extended action sequences left little room for boredom and made for an entertaining ride.
The visuals are fantastic and the world building leaves plenty to explore. If "Mortal Engines" is by any chance successful enough to spawn a sequel, let's just hope the story does a better job of staying in its own lane.