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City of Ember (2008)

2 Ratings: 3.0
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Light bulbs speckle the sky instead of stars inCity of Ember, a fantasy in which a secret city has been built to preserve mankind from worldwide disaster. But over time, the purpose of the city is lost--and the city gradually decays. As power failures … see full wiki

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2 reviews about City of Ember (2008)
review by . April 10, 2009
posted in Movie Hype
Not as good as either Lemony Snicket, A Series of Unfortunate Events; nor Harry Potter; but an enjoyable film nonetheless.     The story of three children who try to find their way out of Ember, an underground city, to save mankind. This is a well told story of the mysteries they have to solve and perils they have to overcome to make their escape. Like Harry Potter, the lighting is dark, the color muted. There are several puzzles the three have to solve. The city has a feel of …
review by . March 26, 2009
City of Ember is based on the first book of a cycle of books. The movie came out in late 2008, and lasted about 2 weeks at the theaters as it lost money and got middling reviews from fans and critics. Neither was deserved as this is actually a very good movie. It is not really a fantasy movie, as there is no magic. I would classify it as somewhere between an adventure, and a children's drama. The storyline is quite original, especially for a PG-rated movie, as many other children's movies seem quite …
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