Written November 03, 2013
I thought this might be a good movie . But I was SO wrong! …. This movie was all over the place. I was falling asleep, I couldn't wait for the movie to be over.
Written January 06, 2014
The short version:
It's not the worst thing I've seen but there are legitimate cinematic criticisms that can be made. As a generic sci-fi action movie it is average/mediocre at best. I suppose it succeeds at what it tries to accomplish. The CG was alright, the swarming spaceships looked like they accidentally got lost from the set of a cooler, more earnest film. That's about the best thing I can say about it, otherwise it's kind of a mess and the acting is surprisingly bad, and not just from the kids. It should probably go without saying that "the book is better". Ultimately its biggest problem (read: crime) is that it's just lazy.
I'm going to be particularly harsh on it though because as an adaptation it is a complete betrayal to everything that makes the book worth reading. Unfortunately, there's not enough room for the long version on Fandango.
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 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.
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.