Peter Jackson, who has entertained and captured our imaginations with the 'Lord of the Rings' and 'The Hobbit' series has a new offering. Titled as 'Mortal Engines', the film is based on the book of the same name and the movie was finally released. The movie may not be a hot favourite with the critics, but it seems to have managed to grab the attention of the audiences.
The general consensus on the film was pretty good, as observed on Twitter. One user humorously called it 'Brexit on steroids', obviously pointing to the film's theme, where each city fends for itself. Another netizen called it 'escapist fun' and had a very funny and interesting analogy on it. He pointed out that the Christian Rivers directorial was like a child of 'Star Wars' and 'Mad Max' that has been left to fend for itself. He also expressed his opinion that the critics were perhaps too harsh on the film.
One more Twitter used called it thoroughly and engaging and fun and expressed the desire to read the book on which the film is based on. Another one called it 'weird and bonkers' but in a good way. According to this netizen the plot and characters were flimsy but thanks to the brilliant casting, crazy set pieces and out of the world VFX, it manages to win your heart. The user likened the film to an anime and said that Hollywood has gone for something bold after a long time.
Another critic said that the film was not an attempt at cash grab but instead has heart and is overall a decent sci-fi watch. One netizen even claimed that he has seen the film twice just for its visual and good emotional core. Overall, it looks like the film might survive the onslaught of film critics after all.