Ender’s Game (2013)

enders game

Director:

Gavin Hood

Starring:

Harrison Ford

Asa Butterfield

Hailee Steinfeld

Plot:

Young Ender Wiggin is recruited by the International Military to lead the fight against the Formics, a genocidal alien race which nearly annihilated the human race in a previous invasion.

Review:

So I read Ender’s Game before I knew anything about Orson Scott Card’s politics. The book was amazing and I told anyone who would listen to read it. Now I look for it in used bookstores because I would love to own it but I don’t want to give money to Card. Oh well.

I was wary of the movie because as every reader knows Hollywood almost always crushes our preciouses with their CG and incomprehension of what really makes the book amazing.

Maybe it’s because I haven’t read the book in a couple years but I thought the movie was pretty good. It wasn’t amazing but it wasn’t the horrible piece of crap I thought it was going to be. I guess all I really need to do is go into a movie with super low expectations and I will more often be pleasantly surprised.

I did think they should have cast someone even smaller in the roll of Bean. And I don’t remember there being a romantic relationship between Ender and Petra. Maybe I was reading too much into it.

3/5

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