As fears of an alien invasion grow, Earth's International Fleet recruits an unlikely leader a young and brilliant boyto command its forces and fight for the future of the human race.
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Thought-provoking sci-fi adventure with military violence.
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What it wants, this intergalactic tale of us versus them, is to be be associated with expressions such as "epic!" and "awesome!". To this end Harrison Ford's presence has been got, a reminder of another intergalactic of which he played a small part, now ushering in a new generation as it were, Hans Solo passing the baton, and he does well here. The young director charges his actors to amp up the emotion in every scene and the young cast does its best though not given a real chance to connect. All in all not a bad first installment to another in the space opera canon.
- ApeneckFletcher, Friday, November 8, 2013
The film adaptation of "Ender's Game" vividly illustrates many of the books cool concepts, but the thing that separates the story from other sci-fi plots is also its biggest detriment: the kids. While Steinfeld and Butterfield have both proven themselves talented actors, the script makes even their dialogue sound stilted, and its much worse for the less-talented kids. Unlike the book, which really depicted an Earth in desperation, it simply does not feel believable enough that the human race would be put in the hands of children. The effects may be pretty cool, and the film is impressively cast, but "Ender's Game" squeezes too much and ends up delivering too little.
- fb791220692, Thursday, November 7, 2013