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City of Ember [DVD] [2008]

  • SKU: 9172174
  • Release Date: 01/20/2009
  • Rating: PG
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    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (13 out of 13)

    Synopsis


    City of Ember
    Monster House director Gil Kenan takes the helm for this children's fantasy about two young heroes who attempt to solve an ancient mystery in time to prevent their underground city from being swallowed by darkness. The City of Ember was built over 200 year ago, deep below the earth, where the destruction of a mass-scale disaster couldn't reach it. Equipped with a massive generator and vast supplies, the people of Ember have thrived happily for generations -- but the city wasn't meant to be lived in forever. The generator is breaking down and the supplies are running out, but two centuries in isolation have robbed the Emberites of their knowledge -- nobody knows how the electric lights work anymore, and nobody understands that there's something beyond the city besides darkness. Nobody, that is, besides Lina (Saoirse Ronan) and Doon (Harry Treadaway), two teenagers who still have the hope that everyone else has lost to ignorance and apathy -- not to mention a sheet of instructions left by the Builders themselves explaining how to leave the city. But the 200-year-old paper is falling apart, and pieces are missing. So with the lights threatening to flicker out for the last time and leave Ember in darkness forever, Lina and Doon set out on an adventure through the streets, sewers, and dark caverns of Ember to put the pieces back together. To solve the mystery, they'll have to get inside the Builders' heads, and avoid the grasp of corrupt Mayor Cole (Bill Murray), who wants to keep Ember the way it is -- no matter what the cost. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Saoirse Ronan
      Saoirse Ronan - Lina Mayfleet
    • Harry Treadaway
      Harry Treadaway - Doon Harrow
    • Bill Murray
      Bill Murray - Mayor Cole
    • Martin Landau
      Martin Landau - Sul
    • Mary Kay Place
      Mary Kay Place - Mrs. Murdo



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.2 out of 5 stars with 13 reviews

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great Adventure Movie

      Posted
      BDDuke
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      City of Ember is a great movie of an under ground town in need of an escape to get supplies. Two young teenagers embark on a journey to escape the dark, dingy underground town and save their people. There are some moments that may be frightening for really young children, but the movie is good for most ages.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Underrated Classic

      Posted
      KittCarter

      This film is great. I cannot figure out why it bombed at the box office. The characters were believable. The setting was memorable. I highly recommend this movie to all ages. While watching this movie, I found myself reminded of great films such as, Goonies, Indiana Jones, and THX-1138. The only downside was that plans for a sequel were cancelled.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      City of Ember

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      scot
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      City of Ember is a Disney styled movie of how the earth is destroyed and Scientists planned a 200 year living space underground. It's a fulfilled journey to see and enjoy

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      Ok movie

      Posted
      DTgr

      I thought the beginning was slow. Based on the trailer I expected more special effects. I didn't know it was a kids movie, but I think even kids might wonder how the city survived whatever catastrophe when theres a hole right above the city to the outside world. I would rent this movie rather than buy.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Nicely Done "young adult" story, for adults too

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      DoktorG
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      Not the greatest in terms of special effects, or the believability of the story. But a nice action romp with Bill Murray and Martin Landau for added interest.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A favorite of mine

      Posted
      Dennis
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      All of us have favorite movies for reasons large and small. This movie is a favorite of mine because it charms me. I had to have a copy to watch whenever the mood strikes.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Creative & Inspiring

      Posted
      GatorJ
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      This movie will keep you interested from beginning to end. The premise is not new, but the movie is well done. Great family movie.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Watched this with my son.

      Posted
      DadFife
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      A overall good movie, like the premise and story line. A nice movie, and my teenage son loves it.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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