Mortal Engines (2018)

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Hundreds of years after civilization was destroyed by a cataclysmic event, a mysterious young woman, Hester Shaw (Hera Hilmar), emerges as the only one who can stop London — now a giant, predator city on wheels — from devouring everything in its path. Feral, and fiercely driven by the memory of her mother, Hester joins forces with Tom Natsworthy (Robert Sheehan), an outcast from London, along with Anna Fang (Jihae), a dangerous outlaw with a bounty on her head.

Mortal Engines is the startling, new epic adventure directed by Oscar®-winning visual-effects artist Christian Rivers (King Kong). Joining Rivers are The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogies three-time Academy Award®-winning filmmakers Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens, who have penned the screenplay. Visual effects are created by a Weta Digital team led by Ken McGaugh, Kevin Smith, Luke Millar and Dennis Yoo. The Universal and MRC adaptation is from the award-winning book series by Philip Reeve, published in 2001 by Scholastic.

On board as producers are Zane Weiner (The Hobbit trilogy), Amanda Walker (The Hobbit trilogy) and Deborah Forte (Goosebumps), as well as Walsh and Jackson. Ken Kamins (The Hobbit trilogy) joins Boyens as executive producer. Universal will distribute the film worldwide.
I saw the TV spot during South Park last night.

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This looks like a bomb. Like a Wachowskis-level bomb.

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Unless some weird thing happens and the public excitement for this suddenly stirs out of nowhere, this is right on track to flop big time.£

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Master Virgo wrote:
November 21st, 2018, 10:28 pm
Unless some weird thing happens and the public excitement for this suddenly stirs out of nowhere, this is right on track to flop big time.£
doesn't help it looks straight up bad and makes me want to throw on Howl's


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what is this

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Rated by the BBFC.
TYPE: Feature
RELEASE DATES: 14/12/2018
BBFCINSIGHT: moderate violence, threat
GENRE(S): Drama, Action
DIRECTOR(S): Christian Rivers
CAST INCLUDES: Hera Hilmar, Robert Sheehan, Hugo Weaving, Stephen Lang, Jihae, Frankie Adams
SUMMARY: MORTAL ENGINES is a fantasy adventure in which a young woman seeks vengeance in a futuristic world where large moving cities roam the wilderness.
CUT: All known versions of this work passed uncut.

You can tell Peter Jackson didn't direct it by the runtime. :)

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Why's Jackson doing bland CGI films like this when he can go about making a sequel to his hugely popular Meet The Feebles.

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