Mini Review - Mortal Engines

Mortal Engines (out Dec 6) has a creative setting but a not-so-creative storyline. It transports us roughly 1,700 years in the future where a cataclysmic event has all but annihilated the human race. I liked the cities on wheels and the green-eyed robot but the heroes and villains in this ensemble are too simple and easy to read. Grade: B-.