Brought the book to life

By evwixom
Written November 07, 2013
From the prospective of a LONG time Ender's Game fan - I loved this movie. Yes as other viewers have pointed out there are a number of changes and omissions from the book. However, I think many of them were wise decisions to make the film adaption work. The Battle Room and Command School simulator scenes are absolutely stunning in IMAX. If anything I wish it was a longer film so they could have included more of them. I also think Harrison Ford and Asa Butterfield were fantastic in their roles. Overall, this was a great film and I highly recommend it.
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Faithful to the book

By mkairis673
Written November 03, 2013
If you like the books you will like the movie. It was a faithful depiction of the book, with the time constraints of movie length applied. It could have easily been stretched to three hours to detail the Battle room chapters, but they did a good job of condensing the story line. Hope they decide to do the sequels.
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Great job keeping the good parts of the book

By pistachios
Written November 04, 2013
I had a hard time imagining how they could adapt this book well but they did it. In fact, I expect that people who have read the book might like it better than people who haven't (I've read it several times and loved it - despite the author). Asa Butterfield was perfectly cast - yes he's older but he's the perfect mix of vulnerable yet tough. Of course everything is condensed and things flash by, but that's inevitable. And definitely try to see it in IMAX.
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Ender's Game

By reibooks
Written August 30, 2016
A fine movie to share with your favorite tween. The protagonist is a perfect amalgam of heroics, fortitude, and sensitivity. A fine role model for the kid in search of one.
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Loved it!

By meredithleem
Written November 03, 2013
I read all the books. This cannot begin to capture the richness of the first book. But it did touch on the important concepts. Very dramatic, visual, great cast. Fabulous use of special effects to a good purpose. Good for all ages.I want more of the same!
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