Written December 26, 2013
When it comes to basing movies off of books, you're never going to be completely satisfied. For whoever has read the book, keep that in mind. But having read it, I honestly think the movie was a near spot-on interpretation of the book. *SPOILER FOR BOOK READERS* Valentine and Peter don't participate in the news boards in attempt to take over the government, and to confirm, the aliens are frequently referred to as Formics, but Peter does still call them Buggers. The time frame it takes Ender to rank up to commander has also been cut back by a LOT, he doesn't leave when he's six, rather 12, and it takes him approximately a year to rank up to commander, but aging isn't really portrayed to confirm that. But, to make up for it, the imagery and setting is completely identical to the book, and the basic theme of the book is kept constant through the movie. For those who haven't read, please do, but it won't matter, because this movie will be one of your favorites regardless; I know it's mine.
Written November 12, 2013
the book is a classic, and the movie tried very hard to be true to the book. Overall, I think the movie captured essence of the book, and the special effects were incredible. The effects very much capture vision of the book.
Time well spent. I recommend.
Written November 10, 2013
Good movie, from a great book and series. Lots missing, like Beans involvement, but a good flik. Also, it would have been a real good candidate for 3D. Hopefully in the next one then do some more back ground.
If you've never read the book, do so, then go see the movie.
Written November 26, 2013
the movie was great, the only thing I did not like was the beginning, to violent
with parents 9 to 13 or up. this movie as some values to it. I am 56 yrs old not to bad of a movie, like I said a little too violent in the beginning.
Written December 13, 2013
Unfortunately the movie leaves so much depth and detail out in terms of the characters profile, and relationships, and internal struggles. Their is NO mention of Valentine and Peters political uprising. Actually I believe Peter only makes an appearance once, and the scene is so fake and awkward to believe that I was quickly turned off. The ending was changed and not for the better. What I found really odd is that they use a term from "Ender's Shadow" calling the "buggers" instead "formics".
I was just very disappointed about the movie. Visuals were nice, but story-line was.... not as expected.