Mortal Engines

Movie review by Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 14+

Inept, derivative, violent sci-fi fantasy based on YA novel.

PG-13 2018 128 minutes

Parents say

age 12+

Based on 19 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 23 reviews

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age 13+

Beautiful and engaging

Watched this to see if it was suitable for my two young teens. Was completely swept up in the very-detailed steam punk world, costumes vehicles and interiors. Yes it's violent and the cyborg is actually scary. OK for a mature 13 and up, there is no way I would watch it with my 11year old. Excellent gender and cultural diversity and nice to see romance not dominating the story line. But it is creative and while it often makes you think of other movies (Star Wars, Alien, Titanic, Mad Max, Studio Ghibli, The Matrix?) It doesn't feel like it's ripping off other stories. My partner and I really enjoyed it as an easy watch and will probably watch it again.

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age 11+

Cool Steampunk movie

Great action movie in steampunk style. Quite a bit of violence, but nothing too graphic.

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