Hera Hilmar (right) and Robert Sheehan (left) in a still from Mortal Engines.

Mortal Engines film review: young adult fantasy’s striking visuals can’t lift generic story

  • After a brilliant opening, this steampunk, dystopian fable is dragged down by underdeveloped characters, exposition-heavy dialogue, and a jumbled third act
  • Story of two young adults who survive the evil scheming of Hugo Weaving’s character looks good but is thoroughly mediocre
Topic |   American films

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Hera Hilmar (right) and Robert Sheehan (left) in a still from Mortal Engines.
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