Starring: Robert Sheehan, Hera Hilmar, Hugo Weaving, Jihae, Leila George, Ronan Raftery, Stephen Lang, Patrick Malahide, Colin Salmon, Regé-Jean Page
Sci-fi action adventure directed by Christian Rivers and written by Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens and Peter Jackson. Set in a post-apocalyptic world, in which thousands of years after civilization was destroyed by a cataclysmic event, humankind has adapted and a new way of living has evolved.
Gigantic moving cities now roam the Earth, ruthlessly preying upon smaller traction towns. Tom Natsworthy (Robert Sheehan), who hails from a Lower Tier of the great traction city of London, finds himself fighting for his own survival after he encounters the dangerous fugitive Hester Shaw (Hera Hilmar). Two opposites, whose paths should never have crossed, forge an unlikely alliance that is destined to change the course of the future.
Hester Shaw: [voice over] I was eight years old when my mother died. She loved traveling the world and digging up the past. He used to visit all the time, and then one day everything changed. She’d found something, something he wanted.
[Valentine grabs Pandora]
Pandora Shaw: Run, Hester!
Thaddeus Valentine: Hester!
Hester Shaw: [voice over] He would have killed me too.
[we see young Hester running off]
Hester Shaw: But I got away.
[referring to the map of the earth]
Katherine Valentine: It’s strange to think this is what it looked like.
Tom Natsworthy: That’s what happens when the earth’s crust gets shattered into a thousand pieces.
Woman: What is that?
Hester Shaw: That is London.
Shrike: [voice over] Sixty minutes is all it took to bring humanity to the very brink of extinction. Mankind mobilized, a new age arose. The age of the great predator cities, survival of the fastest .
Tom Natsworthy: Hey, watch out!
Hester Shaw: Valentine, this is for my mother.
[she stabs him]
[Tom chases after Hester after she tries to kill Valentine]
Hester Shaw: Ask him why he murdered my mother.
[she lets go of Tom’s hand an falls into the pit]
Tom Natsworthy: No!
Thaddeus Valentine: I’m sorry to had to hear that.
[suddenly he pushes Tom into the pit by kicking him]
[referring to Hester]
Dr. Twix: She could be a problem, if she’s anything like her mother.
Thaddeus Valentine: Hester Shaw. She won’t stop until I’m dead.
Dr. Twix: Unless you kill her first.
Thaddeus Valentine: I want them found!
Anna Fang: [to Hester] I’ve been looking for you for a long time. Your mother, she said she had found something dangerous. She was afraid of Valentine, of what he might do. She said that you could stop him.
Anna Fang: [to Hester] Before she died your mother told me she was afraid of Valentine. And if that anything should happen to her, I was to find you, that you could stop it.
Thaddeus Valentine: The man who controls this, controls the world.
Tom Natsworthy: This weapon can wipe out the largest city in the blink of an eye.
Hester Shaw: Not if we shut it down.
Thaddeus Valentine: The world is changing. Nothing can stand in the face of this.
Thaddeus Valentine: We are London.
Anna Fang: We have to stop London before it destroys us.
Anna Fang: Stay out of sight until I give you the signal.
Hester Shaw: What signal?
Anna Fang: Trust me, you’ll know. I’m not that subtle.
Thaddeus Valentine: What happens when you find Hester Shaw?
Shrike: I will kill her.
[referring to Shrike]
Hester Shaw: He’s here.
Anna Fang: Are you sure you want to do this? Once we go in, there’s no going back.
Hester Shaw: I have to, for my mother.
Thaddeus Valentine: In the great game of survival, this is checkmate.
Tom Natsworthy: I knew you wouldn’t leave me.
Hester Shaw: Shut up and run.
Anna Fang: You look at her and all you see are the jagged edges. But she is something quite different, she’s beautiful and strange, and very, very rare.
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