Enders Game: The Movie

  1. ShrubChucker

    ShrubChucker Wait, wait......what?

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    I don't think there will be a problem with child actors. There are very good actors out there that are kids, we just don't know who they are. Jodie Foster was very good when she was young. Very mature for her age. Also, remember lord of the flies? That whole cast was kids.

    Everyone does not want it to be a disapointment I understand, but neither do the director or the author.

    Name a movie that was better than the book. People WILL be dissapointed.
     
  2. Jenfm

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    I agree Shrub. I dont think there is a single movie that I liked better than the book but then again while reading, we create how it should look in our own minds, and when you've for years thought a character should look this way and then its not the same, who wouldn't be a bit disappointed?
     
  3. Shiryu

    Shiryu New Member

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    Any updates on the movie, like what month the movie will be released?
     
  4. orionsixwings

    orionsixwings Demosthenes

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    Last update from IMDB says that Ridley Scott might be directing.
     
  5. Celeritas

    Celeritas the lovechild of logic

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    oh no! hadn't heard! didn't want to hear!

    they're gonna disembowl the soul of ender's game with a dull woodcarver's chisel....=(

    ...I think i'm going to be sick....
     
  6. orionsixwings

    orionsixwings Demosthenes

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    calm down! lol! It might just be a rumor.
     
  7. Majimaune

    Majimaune Actum pro novus diem

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    I hope it is just a rumour.

    I finished Ender's Game not too long ago and thought I would come poking around...
     
  8. orionsixwings

    orionsixwings Demosthenes

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    Have you read the rest of the books? I particularly recommend Xenocide. It's my favorite of the series. :)
     
  9. SirGeoffrey

    SirGeoffrey Traveller

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    I didn't particularly like the movie. It was a good attempt, but there was too many things from the novel that a single 114min movie couldn't cram in.
     
  10. Rodders

    Rodders |-O-| (-O-) |-O-|

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    I finally got around to watching this last night. I quite enjoyed it, but i couldn't help thinking that by trying to be so loyal to the book they ended up just glossing over too much and that the movie suffered for it.

    Pretty good sound track and it did look great.
     
  11. Valentine Wiggin

    Valentine Wiggin Demosthenes

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    I have watched it three times in a row!
    Sooo good!
     
  12. A J Dalton

    A J Dalton fantasy author, init

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    Hesitantly, I will say that this is a good film. But you have to tough it out to the last third… which will obviously be too much for some. The problem is that the first half of the movie is very formulaic and we just don’t identify with/sympathise with/care about the lead character. There’s nothing to like about the kid called ‘Ender’. This is a major problem – and no fault of the actor in question. It’s just poor script-writing. However, once the larger storyline starts moving along, a sinister theme is introduced. That Ender might be on the ‘wrong’ side. He is being manipulated by maniacs looking to perpetrate a genocide of the type they say was inflicted upon humankind in the past. The film DOES get there in the end. But I’m not sure every viewer is going to get there.
     
  13. kythe

    kythe Well-Known Member

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    A J, I actually got that impression from the book too. I didn't find Ender particularly likeable or relatable. I don't feel like this is an issue specific to the movie. I think the value of the story is in the nature of Ender's upbringing and the values of those around him. The movie condenses the years since they use the same child actors throughout, rather than showing Ender growing up. But for how it was written, I think they did a good job at portraying the story.
     
  14. Brian G Turner

    Brian G Turner He's a very naughty boy! Staff Member

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    In the opening of the book, the reader sympathises - rather than empathises - with Ender, due to him being very unfairly treated at the start. It's a common literary device.
     
  15. BAYLOR

    BAYLOR There Are Always new Things to Learn.

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    A good adaptation and a very enjoyable fim. (y)
     
  16. TWErvin2

    TWErvin2 Well-Known Member

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    It was a decent adaptation. I would say with another 10 to 15 minutes of content, they could've fleshed out some areas of training and team building, and advancement, that seemed lacking which were so vital to the book.

    Not a great movie, but worth seeing for sure.
     
  17. Rodders

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    I enjoyed the movie more the second time around.
     
  18. TWErvin2

    TWErvin2 Well-Known Member

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    Maybe I'll get it on DVD and watch it again, or if it shows up on Netflix or something. Like with you, Rodders, the 2nd viewing could be more enjoyable.
     
  19. zlogdan

    zlogdan Hex data reader and pawn

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    It used to be available at Netflix ( at least in Brazil ) but I have not checked it lately because Netflix removes titles periodically.
     
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    Thanks. I will check around Christmas when I have time off. You're right, in that Netflix adds and removes titles on a regular basis.
     
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