City of Ember

2009-01-09 15:55
 
City of Ember

What it's about:

For generations, the people of the City of Ember have flourished in an amazing world of glittering lights - underground. Built as a refuge for humanity and powered by a massive generator - this City will only sustain for 200 years. Now Ember is falling into darkness as the generator fails, and the dazzling lights begin to flicker and fade.


What the critics thought:

"Pure escapism fun, with plenty of stark visuals and inventiveness to go around."
- Kit Bowen, Hollywood.com


"The story, based on Jeanne Duprau's novel of the same name, is beautifully constructed. It builds until it reaches the point that it's one edge-of-your-seat moment after another."
- Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle


"Except for watching Bill Murray get attacked by a giant mole (something unique in Billy boy's career so far) this sci-fi fantasy aimed at kids feels wan and warmed over."
- Peter Travers, Rolling Stone


"A grim fantasy about a cloistered subterranean metropolis that wants to be both a kids' adventure and a dystopian finger-wag. That director Gil Kenan's second feature never quite succeeds as either is a shame for all the dazzling craftsmanship."
- Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times



For generations, the people of the City of Ember have flourished in an amazing world of glittering lights. But Ember's once powerful generator is failing...

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