CITY OF EMBER (**) - Starring Saoirse Ronan, Bill Murray, Tim Robbins and Mary Kay Place.
Directed by Gil Kenan.
Four stars for the production design.
Three stars for making me believe the book is probably worth reading.
Two stars for the execution of the plot.
One star for character development.
I wanted this movie to open my mind's imagination, but it's pretty obvious where it's going the whole time, and the only surprise is showing how moles have evolved in the post-apocalyptic future. I'd wager it was a blast for the cast and crew to play on those sets though.