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« on: February 02, 2019, 02:39:17 pm »

Mortal Engines - Official Trailer (HD)


Pushed as a steampunk movie, Peter Jackson involved.
   
Any one else seen it?........... thoughts?

Average for me, not great, but worth a view.

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« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2019, 03:13:04 am »

Pretty much the kind of gritty steampunk i love. I was indulgently apreciative as i am with almost every movie i watch,my mom compared it to Star Wars and my brother find it was a lot of clichee done right.
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« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2019, 01:07:23 pm »

I agree, VERY star wars in feel.

After watching Aquaman (my god that was really bad) my opinion of this movie has risen 100%
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« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2019, 10:37:22 pm »

I have seen the movie and enjoyed it. Very much steampunk meets star wars and I agree there were a lot of clichés done right.
It received a lot of bad reviews but I think that was more political than actual film quality.
It does not meet the current narrative. (Britain attacking Europe (Brexit) and the warm Chinese welcome at the end. (Sth China Seas)
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« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2019, 12:39:46 am »

Note to self: have a look at this!
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« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2019, 03:20:09 pm »

Mortal Engines finally arrived at my local picture-house.

I liked it.
Once you get over the initial suspension-of-physics&engineering of lifting existing buildings like St.Pauls onto wheels rather than just remaking the materials into purpose-built mega-tanks, it's competently acted, and well-made.
But, yes, the plot is very Steampunk-StarWars.

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« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2019, 12:21:56 pm »

I finally got around to seeing it last night.  I meant to go to the cinema for it- and never got around to it- but the local supermarket had it on DVD for £7 so I judged it worth a go. 

Well... it brought back for me the enthusiasm and sense of wide-eyed wonder and delight I experienced back ten or eleven years ago when I first joined the steampunk community.  I absolutely loved it.  Big thumbs up from me.   
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« Reply #7 on: May 22, 2019, 07:46:56 pm »

I finally got around to seeing it last night.  I meant to go to the cinema for it- and never got around to it- but the local supermarket had it on DVD for £7 so I judged it worth a go. 

Well... it brought back for me the enthusiasm and sense of wide-eyed wonder and delight I experienced back ten or eleven years ago when I first joined the steampunk community.  I absolutely loved it.  Big thumbs up from me.   

I've seen the reviews online. Pretty dismal, according to the mainstream, but Steampunks love it. Seems some reviewers are saying that the premise was "too complex" for generalaaudiences (giant mobile cities all the Post-apocalyptic mish mash. I think instead, that Post-apocalyptic landscapes have been over exploited among the muggles (similartto the Steampunk as a go to fad 10 years ago) and no longer interesting to the public.
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