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Again with the Golden Compass. This did not look good than it used to, But it does a higher rating... The film was shorter but it did get me some laughs into it. It doesn't look too bad for a teenage film but i don't need to watch it again.
The acting was average. There wasn't any "villains"(and no, nobody can cast Bill Murray as even close to being a bad guy and call it a good movie). And it wasn't very satisfying, it really lacked an adventurous atmosphere. On a side note, the choice of lines given at dramatic moments ruined the scene most of the time.
I imagine the book is a lot better. Still, it starts out with a setting that certainly can lead to many directions. A bit of mystery about this world and its mind sets adds to the flavor. Could have used a couple more jolts along the way and in the end it took the least interesting path of creativity. It was still an interesting journey.
It's an entertaining movie that's family friendly. I haven't read the book but as a movie it is enjoyable. I wasn't completely on board with how it ended but I enjoyed the movie. It's fairly unique in the world on young adult adaptations.
Now the movie is really, mixed. I mean, on one side, we have the cool story, a corrupt mayor. However, on the other we have somewhat unmemorable characters, sloppy lines, and very little character development.
Great movie. The atmosphere is the biggest + of this movie for me. The music and sounds are good and the story is great too. What may be a - for most people is that the movie is not that long and has not that much action going on except in the end, but for me it doesn´t need that much action. Because I really like to see how those people live in that underground city, all starts to decay and loose function, the food gets less and they try to keep all alive. The main actors are young, but do a really good job in this movie. So overall, if you want a quite short movie with an interesting story,good actors and great atmosphere go ahead and give city of ember a try! :)
City of Ember doesn't have perfect pacing,and the lack of the action is very noticeable,but the acting is really good and the visuals stand out as we see the story of Ember being unfolded in front of us,little by little.