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This review is from: City Of Ember [DVD] (DVD)To be honest, I didn't know what to expect before I watched 'City of Ember' , it was a dvd the kids picked up in the supermarket and I hadn't heard of it before.
Now I'm glad they did pick it up as we all thoroughly enjoyed it.
The story begins with a group of fairly old looking men in suits discussing an un-explained disaster and the world of ember created to save mankind. The first mayor of ember is given a metal box with 200 years on a timer, it is to be passed on to each successor so that when the time is up and the box opens the people can return to the surface.
Things don't quite go to plan as 240 years later the people are still there, Ember is beginning to struggle with food supplies running low and the generator failing more each day and some of it's people begin to wonder what is beyond their little city.
The story focus' on two young Emberites(not sure that's a word) who have just started their first job, together they attempt to unravel the history of their dying city.
This film was so engaging and visually stunning, with every scene filled with detail.
I can't recommend this highly enough, please just watch and judge for yourself, I have bought this as a gift for several friends and family members aswell and the all loved it too.