Written November 02, 2013
I'm a serious reader of science fiction. This honest film honors its creative source and is so unified that its core point digs into you and stays on, which is what all the best science fiction writing does and is for. Cinema is used so naturally as a medium that you fall into it. I'm not interested in seeing any film for kicks or a high, thrills or chills. I'm interested in a story with a point. This film sticks to it so tightly you lose track of time. Every scene is interesting, and the dramatic interaction is believable and seems to matter. Ender's character seems sincere and real, with some really intense acting. The adults less so, and that is actually part of the point, that our intensity of feeling for our lives and each other comes from the strength to stick to a personal standard. The author of the book is a famous Mormon, which I do not identify with at all, and talks about his fixation on morality. Perhaps this is a moral point. It is human reality.
Written December 09, 2013
This movie is definitely a must see, especially if you are an Orson Scott Card fan. It is very true to the book, which often does not happen in theaters. Mr. Card was one of the producers, so that probably had a lot to do with the outcome. The actors were very good and very believable. The special effects were almost overwhelming in their size and scope. Anyone who is a Star Wars fan would probably enjoy this story very much.
Written August 22, 2014
There is an aweful lot of negative trolls hiding under this movie's bridge. I would say for the most part, I disagree with them. This movie was at the very least, entertaining. I have read the book, actually about 3 or 4 times, and I do understand and even dislike how much was left out. However, to tear down the movie because they couldnt cram 350 pages worth of explicit description into 2 hrs. of theatrical veiwing is unrealistic. If this movie made any real mistake it was not spreading the book into two movies. I am sure however, that budgeting / producer involvement probably hindered that idea. With that being said ill describe the movie as I feel it deserves. The movie itself was fast paced, its plot moved along as best as possible, the character development was done decently, but could have been a bit better (hence the reason for two movies) and it stayed pretty close to the book. The only negatives I can pull out of the movie is it felt a bit tweeny at times, and to much was amis
Written November 03, 2013
Interesting movie. Kind of fast paced in its progression of the story line. Of course, the book is better but the movie is enjoyable and the boy in the lead did a very good job.
Written November 04, 2013
Loved Ender's Game. Action packed through out the movie. Heartfelt family and love story. Must see. Especially since my only son just left for the Marines and this reminded me of him off to boot camp.