MORTAL ENGINES - MOVIE REVIEW

MORTAL ENGINES - MOVIE REVIEW

Set almost 1200 years in the Dystopian future, Mortal Engines is a visual treat from the production of the Peter Jackson directed by Christian Rivers, Peter Jackson's Visual Effects supervisor and storyboard artist for his Lord of the Rings and Hobbit Trilogies. Christian Rivers has majorly succeeded in bringing Philip Reeve's book of the same title to the silver screen as a visual grandeur. 

The story revolves around Hera Hilmar and her quest for revenge on Hugo Weaving set in a future where the landscape of the globe has changed and entire cities move around in a wildly set imaginative giant vehicles. Robert Sheehan, Stephan Lang, Jihae, Leila George form rest of the main cast. With some impressive set pieces and mind blowing visuals, Mortal Engines manages to keep us hooked to the screen till the end though the story and screenplay turns out to be nothing new but a cliché revenge drama. But the movie makes it up for its visual treat for what it looses in the writing. The first half is mighty impressive setting us to adapt to the environment while it falls a little flat during the second half and feel a tad long than it actually is Peter Jackson's production doesn't fail to disappoint us at the first instant providing us with a jaw-dropping experience, especially on IMAX but I only wish the writing was as strong as the visual effects. A visually entertaining popcorn flick.