I found a trailer on this movie which reminded me a bit of Fallout, the PC game, where Vaults…giant, underground bunkers…kept people safe from the nuclear hell that was unleashed on the world in the last, great war.
City of Ember is far less dramatic and post-apocalyptic than Fallout, but the concept was still pretty cool…an underground city where the power was failing, but where the people had no idea of a world “beyond the dark”. I had no idea who built this city, or why everything looks like it could fall apart, but it seemed like a pretty interesting movie.
It sounded intriguing enough for me to buy the book and read it after watching the trailer on the official site and I was pleasantly surprised, although a few things were hard to swallow. Still, I can’t wait to see how it plays out on the big screen.