Reviews: Mortal Engines (2018)

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  • [New] | Chris Barsanti @ Slant
    • Excerpt: After a while, it all starts to feel like a showreel for the film’s special-effects team than an honest effort to tell a story.
  • David Bax @ Battleship Pretension
    • Excerpt: I would call Mortal Engines the most stupefyingly wrongheaded post-apocalyptic movie since Kevin Costner’s The Postman but I fear its unrelenting drabness makes it even worse.
  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: The stories these fantasy franchises are built upon tend to have commonalities and this one is no exception, but it does have some intriguing characters, including lead Hester Shaw who also benefits from one hell of a one-two punch of a back story.
  • [New] | Herman Dhaliwal @ Cinema Sanctum
    • Excerpt: So much imaginative imagery is thrown on the screen that it overwhelms you just enough to forgive bland characterization.
  • [New] | Vadim Grigoriev @ kinoblog.com [Ukrainian]
  • MaryAnn Johanson @ FlickFilosopher.com
    • Excerpt: Like the book it’s based on, the worldbuilding is intriguing, but the characters and story are strictly cliché. A lazy, confused, and derivative disaster, with plot points and visual and thematic motifs shamelessly stolen from far better movies.
  • [New] | Ross Miller @ Thoughts On Film
  • Aaron Neuwirth @ We Live Entertainment
    • Excerpt: For all its issues, I still kept thinking the same thing through much of the runtime: Just go with it.