Even though that was the case the look of the transparent walls of the battle room with Earth looming in the background carried enough weight as eye candy to make me want to see all the battles that Ender winds up winning with Dragon army. . Plus a couple of the actors most notably Viola Davis seem lost and don't know what kind of movie they're supposed to be doing. The story follows our hero Ender Wiggin, a newly recruited member of a battle school designed to train young people to prepare to war with a deadly alien force. Although his new, much-younger wife Mona is a bundle of nerves, Stewart seizes the opportunity to reconnect with his children, whom he loves dearly. This was just too rushed, I realize you can only cover so much with a 2 hour movie but this was not the way to do it. Ender's Game had a lot of work to do from the outset.
It's one of the most striking endings to a film like this in a long time. We're barely 10 minutes into the movie before Ender is blasted off to battle school. Fifty years later, the people of Earth remain banded together to prevent their own annihilation from this technologically superior alien species. It rushes through certain important points, and leaves out other parts altogether, instead what you get is a flawed but enjoyable movie that ultimately succeeds, because it always keeps its goal in sight. Ender Wiggin, a quiet but brilliant boy, may become the savior of the human race. Perhaps the films biggest strength is its production design, the technical team did an outstanding job of bringing the environments of the battle school to life, the zero gravity combat scenes being some of the films biggest highlights.
The fleet left right after the buggers did! Ultimately the climax of this movie and its main message is what sets it apart from many other Sci-Fi films. The story remains very faithful to Orson Scott Cards original novel, even small details that are not on surface crucial to the story are present, so its clear the film-makers did their best to make it as close to the book as they could. They quickly promote Ender to command school where he will be trained to command against the formics. This and also the fact that no-one seems to age throughout the film gives the impression that this whole thing is taking place in a very short amount of time, unlike the novel which took years. They call Ender a Third several times but don't bother to explain what that means. All the back story about Ender and his family, his turbulent relationship with his older brother Peter and his delicate relationship with this sister Valentine, plus a lot of the history of the alien invasion are largely skimmed over and this lack of depth hurts the movie. They changed up part of this story and skipped over some of the deeper explanation about the ansible and sending the fleet to attack the buggers planet 50 years earlier immediately following the first invasion, but i feel this lack of detail left the following scenes less emotional then they could have been.
There was no character development for Enders fellow classmates, other then Petra this movie could have been written without any of them and probably would have been better off for it. Unfortunately for me and those that read the book there was only one battle, a mix between 2 of the battle from the book that came towards the end of his training. I don't mind that they had to change things around, I realize it had to be done, however they tried too hard to take a little bit of each section of the book and put them all together with out realizing that without enough detail the smaller samples were not realistic or convincing. Ender just seems to progress too quickly and we miss some of the nuances and real difficulties he encounters along the way. So to say that I have been staring at a calendar waiting for this movie to be released is an understatement.
When you go to a movie whose book you have read several times, You expect it to compromise the story a little. Well I'm not going to do that. But the whole time the film builds towards a really remarkable conclusion, one that when it come is both morose and uplifting. The feeling that Ender was humanities last hope, and that the following battles would determine weather or not humanity will continue on or perish came up very short. You get no sense of who any of the characters are. Again, these 12 years olds are supposed to be the best of the best on earth trained in a military facility to be Napoleonic commanders, but come across as a bunch or little kids having a good old time playing wii at a sleepover where they stayed up past their bed time. Stewart is granted a court-ordered visitation with his children.
The simulator scenes are pointless as you can't follow what's going on. Only one major sub-plot about Ender's siblings back home on earth is omitted which in my opinion was a wise choice, because taking the story away from battle school would have hurt the flow of the film. Then their mother, his ex-wife Gloria, shows up drunk. When family's falling out, it's time to call in Aunt Bam to set a few things straight! Seventy years later, the people of Earth remain banded together to prevent their own annihilation from this technologically superior alien species. He is separated from his beloved sister and his terrifying brother and brought to battle school in orbit around earth. The film does not shy away from the brutality of the lives that these young recruits lead, at least not within the confines of a 12A film, and the ending is as shocking and moving as it should be.
His distinguishing feature is his intelligence, and the slow talking Asa Butterfield almost seemed to be concentrating on his lines and being able to deliver them in an American accent rather then speaking like one of the most intelligent 12 year old's on the planet. Harrison Ford as Colonel Graff is clearly having a lot of fun in this movie, it's the liveliest the actor has been in years. I understand he had big shoes to fill, Ender is one of those great characters that stay with you for the rest of your life, that being said I firmly believe they chose the wrong actor. They show none of his innovations, leadership ability, and he is downright unlikable at times. Ender's Game is not a perfect film.
Ender Wiggin, a quiet but brilliant boy, may become the savior of the human race. But despite all the odds, Ender's Game winds up as a very good movie that just barely misses on being a great one. Right from the beginning I was disappointed with the portrayal of Ender. Ender Wiggin, a quiet but brilliant boy, may become the savior of the human race. He is separated from his beloved sister and his terrifying brother and brought to battle school in orbit around earth.
He is separated from his beloved sister and his terrifying brother and brought to battle school in orbit around earth. The battle game is barely in the movie. Orson Scott Card may be homophobic but the powerful message at the heart of this film says much more than the average Hollywood film is capable of delivering. They maintain a tense and believable relationship that is very much like the original story. The emotion is very much there, and anyone willing to give this film a try will not be disappointed. Description The Earth was ravaged by the Formics, an alien race seemingly determined to destroy humanity. Ender's Game was much better than I expected and surprisingly so given the years it has been in development hell with various names attached to it.
Ender finds himself often alienated and must overcome incredible pressure from everywhere. These kids shouldn't have been smiling at all, there should have been cold calculating looks on there faces with intelligence in there eyes and barrack talk coming out of their mouths. The Acting by Harrison Ford and Asa Butterfield is one of the strengths this project has. We will fix the issue in 2 days; in the mean time, we ask for your understanding and you can find other backup links on the website to watch those. At no point do they attempt to explain why Ender is chosen to be the commander of the entire Earth fleet. I was impressed from the start by the way the film makes clear that Ender progresses so quickly because he is a brilliant strategist and Asa Butterfield is a good enough actor to convey this without resorting to over-acting. The second season of Hannah Montana aired on Disney Channel from April 23, 2007.