A list of the plot holes in Mortal Engines

Sunday, January 1, 2017

mortal engines plot holes

What are the plot holes and curious plot choices in the Mortal Engines movie?

It's hard with most big Hollywood productions to avoid plot holes or characters made. When you are dealing with fanciful or broadly brushed tales they are bound to pop up.

It's even worse when characters are made to make judgments and decisions which are totally out of character just to serve the plot.

The Mortal Engines book itself was pretty tight plot-wise,  but it should really be taken as a given that the Mortal Engines film should have a couple of plot points that don't reconcile too well.

Some changes and plot points are of course necessary when adapting a book for film so let's not take this too seriously, it's just a movie after all!

Plot holes in the Mortal Engines film

  • The whole adventure of Bevis and Katherine contributes nothing to the ending of the film.
  • London, one of the greatest cities ever, was able to be brought down by a small fleet of ships.
  • Not really a plot hole but the plot was modelled on Star Wars, even though the book was not.
  • The failure of London to destroy the Wall, means any sequels cannot utilize the plot of A Darkling Plain.
  • The Anti-traction League know of London's BIG SECRET WEAPON. How exactly? It's a BIG SECRET WEAPON. Pandora was killed by Valentine before she told any one, let alone Anna Fang. 
  • The USB / Drive that can stop the Medusa weapon - when did Pandora Shaw have time to place the key in the necklace when she had just opened up the 'old tech' in front of Valentine?


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