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Ender’s Game (2013)

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Ender’s Game (2013)


Asa Butterfield
Harrison Ford
Hailee Steinfeld
Viola Davis

Directed by Gavin Hood

Ender’s game was just a waste of my time, but I will give the movie one thing… it had my attention all through, it kept me glued I watched as the movie unfolds and I was expectant of something grand to happen, but in the end it did (well in one way) and it was not as grand as I expected.

Ender’s Game is a sci-fi action thriller based on the novel of the same name by Orson Scott Card. Hollywood has long been waiting to adapt this movie since the book was published in 1985, but due to Scott Card’s reluctant to let go of artistic privileges, Hollywood had to wait. Finally Card wrote a script which was then developed by screenwriter and also director of this flick Gavin Hood, the screenplay here is a fusion between the books Ender’s Game and Ender’s Shadow.

All this build up I’m writing is just to let you know that after like 28 years of work and waiting, the result to me was just pointless. I guess that is to say that I will not like the book, since it is an adaptation and if this is how things went in the book, then most def I will not be buying the book in the near future to see how it really happened.

As far as acting goes, Ender’s Game made the best use of Harrison Ford. I was pulled to see the movie because he was in it and I enjoyed his role in the movie more than I did the movie itself. Then directing in itself was also something to pat Hood on the back for and I did enjoy the battles and the way Ender came up with stuff to face the opponent.

In the end the idea that Ender was a deep thinker and could understand his opponents well enough to take them down, was not well passed across. I just saw him as a curious kid, which basically is how every kid turns out.

The movie is about the future, where a young Ender is recruited by the international military to help fight against an alien race, which attacked earth in a previous invasion and lost.
It is believe that these aliens the Formics will be launching another attack, so earth is training the best of the best to defend itself.

In conclusion, I think the movie is good for the eyes, but the story was not as deep as it should have been making it a bit sore in the ending.


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