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Visionary filmmaker Peter Jackson presents a startling new adventure unlike any you've seen before. Hundreds of years after our civilization was destroyed, a new world has emerged. A mysterious young woman named Hester Shaw leads a band of outcasts in the fight to stop London – now a giant predator city on wheels – from devouring everything in its path.
Rotten Tomatoes® Score
Critics Consensus: Mortal Engines has no shortage of eye-catching special effects, but lacks enough high-octane narrative fuel to give this futuristic fantasy sufficient cinematic combustion.
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Common Sense Says
Inept, derivative, violent sci-fi fantasy based on YA novel.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Mortal Engines is a sci-fi/fantasy movie based on a young adult novel by Philip Reeve and adapted and produced by Peter Jackson (among others). Big fans of the book and/or steampunk enthusiasts may like it, but others are likely to find it mechanical and derivative. It's too childish for most teens and too brutally violent for most children, especially in the climactic battle. There's frequent gun use and shooting, plus explosions, stabbing, and slicing, with blood. Characters die, sometimes quite violently. Viewers can also expect to see a scary robot-skeleton monster and plenty of other intense, creepy images. Language is on the mild side but includes "damn," "hell," "bastard," etc. There's an extremely tame romance between the main female and male characters; they touch hands, gaze into each other's eyes, and finally hug.
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- Genre:Fantasy, Action, Sci-Fi
- Release Date:December 14, 2018
- Languages:English, Spanish
- Captions:English, Spanish
- Audio Format:5.1
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