christian rivers

Review: Mortal Engines is best when it plows through the plot

Review: Mortal Engines is best when it plows through the plot

By: Evan Todd-McCoy 

Mortal Engines is a movie about giant cities on wheels that eat each other. It doesn’t get much higher concept than that. As bonkers as the premise is, the story that takes place in it is still familiar and derivative. The movie is at its best when it plows through plot points and immerses itself and its audience in the environment and imaginative visuals. When it slows down, usually for exposition or a flashback, Mortal Engines fails to justify itself