Mortal Engines is cool, stylish, visually arresting, action-packed, and boasts one of the better air-battle sequences since 1996’s Independence Day.
Additionally, it doubles as one of the more refreshing additions to the oft cluttered post-apocalyptic sub-genre of sci-fi, despite succumbing to some of its cliches and predictability toward the end. Also, it must be said that though the world-building is spectacular, a bit more attention could have been paid to character development and back-stories.
Nevertheless, this is an enjoyable futuristic adventure and a welcome throwback to the almost forgotten steampunk style of sci-fi.
Movified Rating: 3.5/5