(2018) (Hugo Weaving, Hera Hilmar) (PG-13)
- QUICK TAKE:
- Science-Fiction: In a post-apocalyptic future in which cities ride on wheels and attack and consume each other, one young woman sets out on a quest to avenge her mother and stop a megalomaniac from gaining power.
- In a post-apocalyptic world, giant cities on wheels roam the scarred landscapes looking to ensnare and consume smaller towns and add their weapons and technology to their increasingly scarce resources. Hester Shaw (HERA HILMAR) puts herself in harm's way when the giant City of London gobbles up a small mining town she has just arrived in. But it's all part of Hester's plan to gain access to London where she mounts an assassination attempt on its evil leader, Thaddeus Valentine (HUGO WEAVING), who killed her mother years earlier.
She fails and is cast out of London. But not before a young historian named Tom (ROBERT SHEEHAN) overhears Hester vowing to get even with Valentine for the death of her mom. To bury the truth, Valentine pushes Tom off the rolling city, too, and leaves him and Hester for dead. He also sets free a frightening cyborg-like creature named Shrike (motion-captured by STEPHEN LANG), who has his own reasons for wanting Hester dead. Meanwhile, Valentine's daughter, Katherine (LEILA GEORGE), begins to suspect her father is up to no good and begins to investigate a secret project he has been working on for years.
She discovers that he has been collecting atomic energy parts from Earth's failed civilization a thousand years earlier to power London and develop a fusion weapon that will give him dominion over the world. Meanwhile, Tom and Hester have teamed up to survive on the Earth's surface and are eventually rescued by an outlaw named Anna Fang (JIHAE), who once knew Hester's mother and believes what the woman once told her: that Hester is the only one who can put an end to the genocidal power grab that Valentine has spent years preparing to mount.
- WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
- Teens may be attracted to its action, PG-13 rating, and mostly young cast.
- WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: PG-13
- For sequences of futuristic violence and action.
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