PG | | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
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 ... and the great lamps that illuminate the city are starting to flicker.
25 February 2009 | regnarghost
7 | Flawed... but with enough of its own to separate it from the flock
Had some trouble deciding my rating on this one. There is much about it to like, for sure, but there are also some ...
Lina and Doon tied their hope to a rock and tossed it down toward the city. The rock could've ended up on a roof. Or kicked into a gutter. But fate ran another course. And the message found its way. Now the path was clear for all. All of us who kept...
(at around 29 mins) When Looper gives Lina a message for the mayor, he says: "Your ship is in." In Ember they don't know what a boat or a ship is, because all the knowledge of the world above has been lost. So you might think it odd that they might know the meaning of a phrase like 'your ship is in'. But the English of today contains many phrases which are perfectly well understood despite people not knowing their origins or even the meanings of words in the phrase (eg "hoist by your own petard"), so it's actually quite normal.
£496,909 (UK) (10 October 2008)
$7,871,693 (USA) (9 January 2009)
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