Almost everything I hoped it would be!

By al65
Written November 01, 2013
This is one of my all-time favorite books, and I was scared to death to see it brought to life on the big screen. It was almost everything I hoped for. At times it felt rushed, but I attribute that to my thorough knowledge of the source material. It was a faithful adaptation, and where it consolidated material, it was justified. It was very well acted, and the tone of the book is there. The violence between the children was toned down, which was a disappointment. However, it was an extremely beautiful movie. I can't remember a film LOOKING that good. The effects and the way it was shot are gorgeous. Highly recommended, but not everyone will get it. Fans will be proud that it mostly succeeds, but people who do not know the source material will see it as heavy handed, I think. I loved it, and I can't wait to see it again.
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Enders Game

By Vivedragon
Written November 05, 2013
Very good, well played out movie. Great special effects. Could have been longer to make the plot clearer. Wish it were in 3D. That being said, I really enjoyed this movie a lot. Awesome Imax experience Great for all ages!
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Ender's Game was great.

By coachthomas
Written November 01, 2013
If you've read the book you will probably like the movie but be critical of the omissions and changes. If you haven't read the book you will probably like the movie but not fully understand it. Asa Butterfield was amazing as Ender Wiggin. I will see this movie for a second time and buy the DVD.
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Stayed true to the book

By ravinett
Written November 02, 2013
This movie did a very good job staying true to the spirit of the book. This is not a light hearted sci fi movie. It deals with some difficult issues, and does so in a way that is enjoyable to watch. Excellent acting and special effects.
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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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