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.
9 November 2008 | steviekane
6 | Decent movie, lacking some story, lacking some direction.
If the only thing City of Ember does is show that Belfast can play host to high concept movies, then it was worthwhile,...
These are trying and troubled times. Our problems are grave. We need answers, but beyond answers, more important than answers, we need solutions. And in order to find those solutions, I propose we launch a thorough investigation.
Mayor Cole: I hereby declare ...
(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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