I don’t know anyone talking about ‘Mortal Engines’, not socially or at work.
‘Alitta’ got a brief discussion over the eyes, twice.
Neither one has that extra spark that attracts attention. There’s no new technology that stands out for the tech geeks, no politics to be controversial, no star who has a rising social media profile, no story point that taps into the zeitgeist. They both have scale and spectacle, but what big movie doesn’t these days?
I think they look like perfectly decent movies, but I don’t feel compelled to see either of them any time soon. I’d go if someone suggested it, combined with the rest of a night out or a lazy weekend afternoon.
Otherwise, it’s 50/50 whether I’ll see either in a cinema.