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YMMV: The Books of Ember
  • Anvilicious: War is BAD. Organized religion is literally puppy-kicking awful, if you believe the third book.
  • Fan-Preferred Couple: Doon x Lina, though they are Platonic Life Partners for most of the series.
  • It Was His Sled: The fact that Ember is an Underground City is not found out until the end of the first book, but good luck finding someone who treats that like a spoiler (Hell, it even says this on the main page!).
  • Nightmare Fuel: Well, in addition to the idea of being trapped in darkness without food or light for all eternity, the film has giant carnivorous star-nosed moles. With prehensile tentacles for noses.
  • Paranoia Fuel: One doesn't have to be a rocket scientist to figure out that the situation in The Prophet of Yonwood (the U.S. battling a terrorist nation that threatens total war) is a natural progression from what the world is going through today.
  • Special Effect Failure: The film's special effects are pretty good, but start to fall apart by the end of the movie. Either the budget started running out or they were banking on viewers being engaged enough to ignore the Conspicuous CG.

alternative title(s): The City Of Ember
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