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Genres: Family , Adventure , Fantasy
Actors: Conor MacNeill , Rachel Morton , Eoin McAndrew , Myles Thompson , Lara McIvor , Matt Jessup , Lucinda Dryzek , Toby Jones , B.J. Hogg , Bill Murray , Tim Robbins , Harry Treadaway , Ian McElhinney , David Ryall , Lorraine Hilton
Director: Gil Kenan
Country: United States
Year: 2008
IMDB Rating: 6.4/10 (33063 votes)

When mankind is about to come to an end, a group of scientists decide to create and populate a city deep underground. The city of Ember is to last for 200 years after which its inhabitants are to retrieve from a strong box instructions to return to the surface. Over time however, the message is lost and life in Ember is rapidly deteriorating. Their power supply is failing and food is being rationed. It’s left to two young adults to unearth the secret of Ember and to lead the way out.

Film Review

In the end of mankind on Earth, the scientists build a self-sufficient underground city for a few people to preserve the human race for two hundred years. They leave also instructions for the future generations to return the surface of the planet in a steel box that should be kept by the mayors through the generations. However, the instructions are lost and the inhabitants stay in the city that is completely deteriorated. The power generator has problems and the blackouts are longer and more frequent and the city is running out of food that needs to be rationed. On the Assignment Day, the teenagers Lina Mayfleet (Saoirse Ronan) and Doon Harrow (Harry Treadaway) are assigned to work with the pipework and as messenger, but they swap their job positions. Lina, who is the descendant of the seventh mayor, finds the box of instructions in the house of her grandmother and shows it to her friend Doon. They decide to explore the way out of the city and they discover that the corrupt major and …

This is the reason why I don't like about the sci-fis these days: bad science with not much of a fiction.Everything is predictable – the good guys always got away and the bad guys got nailed. There's no pretty girl in this movie though. Indiana Jones is a silly movie with lots of fun. This is a wanna-be 'serious movie' without fun. Oh, the special effects – awful! So fake and obvious, making those lousy computer games look real in comparison.It puzzles me why folks like Robbins, Landau and Murray pick a loser like this. They must be too old already.The only thing moderately interesting about the film to me is the cinematography. It's very pleasing to watch. This is not unlike those submarine movies – need to be spacious enough not to be claustrophobic but not too much to be unreal. I love the rusty dim lit color theme as well. Alas, this is the 21 century, with all the early education through the web, wii, and everything else above and beyond, today's you…

Enjoied this film very much!Most films are all the same Ideas, But this one really stood out with amazing and brand new ideas! Wish they would make a second one. Tralier looked fantastic so we bought the DVD, Watched it many times and still enjoy it! Cliff hanging Drama! If you need a good film this is defiantly a good one! Super film and great for all ages! This film is about a girl (messenger) and a boy (pipeworks.) When the human race built a city under ground, and called it City of Ember. They made enough resources to last 200 years, But its been 200 years now and resources are running low. Then when two children meet they set out on an adventure to escape into the world above, bringing along the girls little sister called "Poppy" They have to work out a lot of puzzles and risk their lives in great adventures to escape, but will they do it?I would highly recommend this film to all ages!