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Cliche storyline as expected. Enjoyed it much more than I should have!
8 years 5 months ago
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Having read the book prior to watching the movie, I felt that the movie cut out quite a bit of the details which were, for me, the most compelling parts of the story. The movie was unable to fully develop the characters and plot; any attempts to do so were also quite weak, which would explain the comments on the boring bits.

The movie also introduces some additional out-of-this-world elementsspoiler, giving the movie a fairy tale/magical twist which I felt ruined the plot's "credibility".

However, I think the movie set and props were great and the visuals were commendable. Great job also by Saoirse as Lina and Harry as Doon.

This movie is worth a watch, just don't expect too much and enjoy being temporarily transported into the City of Ember. You can expect better from reading the book!
8 years 11 months ago
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The trailer contains all the best bits. I had higher hopes for this movie considering that the trailer was pretty funny.

Apart from the (predictably) predictable plot, I had only one "laugh out loud" moment in the film. Ironically, no one else in the theatre found it funny/caught the joke. The rest of the movie was just mildly humorous, and at numerous occasions cringe-worthy in a bad way.

Not a movie I would recommend to anyone.
8 years 11 months ago
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