Written August 26, 2016
This ridiculous movie reveals the pathetic ideology of The Politically Correct. It is vacuous and way off in left field. Despite a few neat special effects, this foolish & silly movie has absolutely nothing going for it. Avoid it at all costs.
Written November 01, 2013
The Enders Game books (including Part 2 Speaker of the Dead) are among the best books I've ever read. I was more than excited when this movie was announced, but a bit apprehensive that the books would be adequately translated to the screen. This adapatation is better than I had feared, but not as good as say, Lord of the Rings. Novels this meaty do need a significant time investment, and unfortunately the movie wasn't long enough for the detailed characterization, which is where the novel excels.
What's great about the movie? The games themselves are very well done technically, with the "formation" sequence particularly nice. Ender is very well portrayed by the young actor.
What's good about the movie? Ender's inner turmoil is understood, and his interaction with authority and leadership skills are well portrayed.
What's not so good? Ender's familial relationships are too brief to be understood -- not enough exposition, and Peter and Valentine are too minor.
Written November 04, 2013
I had high hopes for this movie and I left feeling relieve that the movie was finally over . The movie drag and drag with no real action. It was a drama under sci-fi pretense don't waste your money and wait for Thor.
Written February 11, 2016
After reading a couple of reviews, normally a no-no for me....I want to experience a movie clear of critical review, I was expecting a flat experience. I was surprised! This was one of the best movies I have personally seen this year. I am a SciFi fan, but not to the point that I can speak Klingon or anything, just a fan.
I'm not a spoiler, but go in with no regard to critical review, and enjoy. It is a wild ride!
Written August 25, 2016
Poor background info on why they want to kill the alien species. Not enough character development. What's up with Ender's family relationships ? Basically a kids movie.