A heart-thumping, edge-of-your-seat adventure comes to light in this exhilarating family film based on the best-selling novel by Jeanne Duprau.
For centuries, the residents of the underground City of Ember have flourished in an amazing world of glittering lights and quiet contentment. But when the City’s massive power generator begins to fail, the street lamps start to fade — along with the hopes and dream of the townspeople. Now it’s up to two courageous teenagers to follow a trail of clues left by the ancient Builders and find a way out of Ember before their world is plunged into darkness forever!
Disc 1 Side A: Fullscreen Feature Film
**Forced Trailers: Igor, Marley and Me, Doctor Dolittle A Tinsel Town Tale
**Trailer Farm: Labou, Angel Wars Messengers, Garfield Pet Force
Disc 1 Side B: Widescreen Feature Film
Cast & Crew
Even if it occasionally goes off course, City of Ember provides audiences with a thought-provoking and family-friendly adventure.
A thrilling adventure tale and teen fantasy that is grounded in real concerns about who is managing the planet.
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.
City of Ember has almost anything one could want from a science fiction-based family adventure film: likeable characters, an imaginative setting, and a fast pace.
Both light entertainment and smart, subversive literature, urging the young to think for themselves, question authority and make their own destiny.
And though the film ultimately falls short of its considerable promise, there's more than enough here to keep thoughtful moviegoers - of any age - intrigued.
Splendidly cast, intelligent, graphically inventive romp.