I had a hard time with Bong Joon-ho ”Snowpiercer”, mainly due to its ridiculours premise and in-your-face attitude of a train moving around the globe with a class system inside… but I could have never imagined that things could have been much worse. Have a look at the new ”Mortal Engines” teaser that was released few days ago.
Now there’s no train! There are whole cities moving. With such a huge amount of good stories, why would somebody ever make a film adaptation of this? I’ll be honest – I haven’t read the book. But even for a die-hard sci-fi fan like me, the whole plot of ”Mortal Engine” looks totally ridiculous. Yes, one could argue that it’s fantasy, not sci-fi, it’s all about Mad Max-like steampunk visuals and suspending your (dis)belief plus Peter Jackson is behing the project (while his long-time collaborator Christian Rivers is directing… Hugo Weaving’s on board too), but I’m really sceptical this time. Looks like another YA
In theaters on 14.12.2018.