May 9, 2013
Here it is folks, the moment I've been waiting for since I was in high school Ender's Game in movie form. I was dreaming of this since the first time I picked up this book and began crafting this future sci-fi world in my mind. I wanted to be able to see it, experience this book. I've read this book and the parallel book that follows Bean and his experiences. The great thing about this movie is that it takes both those books and smashes them together to make this movie. Seeing the trailer makes me want to re-read this series which is good because I was wanting to do that eventually anyways and there are sequels that I never got the chance to get my hands on. Hopefully this will revive a reprinting of the series which I will gladly purchase if I don't end up purchasing it for my e-reader beforehand.
I want to say that right off the bat this movie isn't what I was expecting, in terms of visuals anyways, but that makes it all the more exciting. From what I did see, I like it, I like it alot. I also like that I have no fucking clue who that actor that play's Ender or Bean are. This is good, I hate having actors that are in everything else shoving their faces in my movies. I know this is childish but every actor has a history and it's almost impossible to not compare their history to their current role. Take Michael Cera or Jason Bateman; they play the same fucking person in all of their movies. A few well known actors are in this movie, but it's really not that big of an issue since they're not playing Ender, and I feel like having powerful actors alongside the newbie will only amplify his presence.
Anyways, this is the part where I wanted to say I'm not a big fan of sci-fi or whatever but looking back at movies and games I've played, I have to say that I am, even in a limited sense. Not that this is a problem, I just have a hard time owning up to titles and stereotypes. Moving along, I will greatly enjoy this movie and can't wait for it to be plastered on the silver screen with booming speakers showcasing this wonderful novel in movie form.
Let's just hope it doesn't suck.