Mortal Engines is an adventure thriller flick, which is based on the novel penned by Philip Reeve. The screenplay is by Fran Walsh, Philippa Boynes and Peter Ja

Mortal Engines Movie Review

Mortal Engines Movie Review English Movie Review
Review for the film " Mortal Engines"
Runtime: 2 Hours 10 Minutes
Certificate: U
Released: 07-12-2018
Genre: Drama, Sci Fi
2.75 / 5.0



Mortal Engines Click to look into! >> Read More... Mortal Engines is an adventure thriller flick, which is based on the novel penned by Philip Reeve. The screenplay is by Fran Walsh Frances Rosemary Walsh is a screenwriter, lyricist >> Read More... Fran Walsh , Philippa Boynes and Peter Jackson Peter Jackson is a New Zealand based director, pro >> Read More... Peter Jackson . The film is an American – New Zealand joint venture. Universal Pictures, Media Rights Capital and WingNut Films produced the film. The film has the star cast of Hugo Weaving Hugo Weaving aka Hugo Wallace Weaving was born in >> Read More... Hugo Weaving , Jihae, Hera Hilmar Hera Hilmar is an actress best known for her work >> Read More... Hera Hilmar , Ronan Raftery, Robert Sheehan Robert Michael Sheehan was born on 7th January 198 >> Read More... Robert Sheehan , Patrick Malahide, Leila George and Stephen Lang Stephen Lang is a well-known playwright and actor >> Read More... Stephen Lang . Junkie XL Junkie XL is a Dutch composer, DJ, and producer. J >> Read More... Junkie XL composed the music, Simon Raby Simon Raby is a cinematographer and a director. He >> Read More... Simon Raby cranked the camera and editing is by Jonno Woodford-Robinson.


Although being a Londoner, Tom had never stepped outside his place. His debut outing was with a teen Hester, whose mom was supposed to have murdered by Thaddeus Valentine. Hester wants to take revenge on Thaddeus and decides to finish him off. Did Thaddeus kill Hester’s mom? What happened to Tom and Hester, when they attempt to get Thaddeus? Watch the film in theaters.

Star Performance

Although the stars played their part well, we could say that their characters should have been designed better. Jihae has nothing big to perform. Hera doesn’t have a strong reason behind her actions. Hugo doesn’t give a scary look, as the film boasts.


The concept is good, but only for the first fifteen-twenty minutes, the film creates a good impression and makes the audiences wait for some interesting sequences. As the characterization is not in-depth, the performance of the stars didn’t sync well with their characters. However, they did as they are directed. The production and the technical values are high in the film.

What’s There?

  • The plot is interesting
  • The stars had played their role neatly

What’s Not There?

  • The characterization should have been better
  • The director should have put extra efforts to make his job better


With the weak screenplay, the director has tried to give a decent output. Although Mortal Engines is not a super-duper movie, it is worth watching at least once!