Atom User Reviews for Mortal Engines
Visual waa good. There were some good parts, but there wasn't a great connection. There are a lot of gaps I felt should have been filled throughout the storyline. I could have waited for this to come out.
Great visuals of the cities and you can see Peter Jacksons influence but the story needed better writing and kind of felt like a Matrix 3 movie.
Disappointing for a fan of the books. But it looks good.
story was incomplete
Outstanding. Richly-textured and visually stunning. Amazing world building. So glad the movie focused on developing the plot and characters around adventure and fantasy, and wisely left out the gratuitous kissing scenes that Hollywood tends to force on viewers. Jihae Kim dominates the screen with her innate power and energy. Can’t wait to see this movie again.
They took waaaaaay to many liberties with the book, like ignoring chapters about 10-25 of the book, and totally changing the ending altogether. Good enough book. Rubbish film.
They need to kill off the characters who died in the book!
While the effects were pretty cool, the plot seemed rushed but what do you expect from a novel becoming a movie.
It was a great movie, placed about a thousand years in the future, this shows a world where everyone lives on a mobile city and what can happen when a leader abuses their power.
I'll admit, it's a lot different from the book and as a filmmaker I do have a lot of problems with it, but that being said I LOVE THIS MOVIE! I have seen it 3 times and plan to go again. The filmmakers have done an excellent job bringing this world to life. The world building is perfect even if the movie itself isn't perfect.
London tries to conquer China and fails. The end.
I never would have thought I could get so little amusement out of a film where Hugo Weaving dramatically intones nonsense like “Prepare to ingest!”
In short, it's a long-arc revenge tale fitted out with very elaborate effects, courtesy of Peter Jackson's Wingnut Films, and characters that are moderately decent company but hardly compelling.
It’s an overpowering world of steampunk delights, almost Miyazakian in its presentation. It’s hard to complain about a path being well-worn when all the sights will make your eyes pop.