Ender's Game Movie Reviews
User reviews on Ender's Game
I loved and read this book and its sequels several times years ago. I was pleasantly surprised when I saw this movie. I, and apparently many others, expected to be disappointed, but it didn't change things for the sake of changing things! The visual component was beautifully done and a plus.
While the storyline was not as in depth and moving as the book, well that is to be expected given that is the forte of a book. The movie did a good job with the story. Yes there were a few, standard, shortcuts i.e. having single symbolic battles. Seriously... how long did you want this movie to be?
In conclusion, a good movie, enjoy it. Then if you want more... read the book!
Hopefully you will be inspired to do so. I am glad I saw it on the big screen too.
I read several of the Ender's books and expected to be disappointed, but I really enjoyed the movie. It was visually entertaining sci fi. A movie is never as deep as the book, but the movie followed the book well. I'm not sure what it would have been like if I hadn't read the book, but I really enjoyed the movie, glad I saw it on the big screen, and I would recommend it.
This was a fun Sci-Fi, looks like we will get a sequel !
I read the book years ago and didn't remember the ending - thank goodness.
I liked it. I thought it was well done and a bit brave for this period since its ultimate message is anti-war and awareness. I would recommend this for anyone, not just kids. It was a good flick.
I did not care for this movie. It asked an awful lot of the viewer in terms of "willing suspension of disbelief" and then delivered very little. The premise that EXPERIENCED adults would hand over the fate of the planet to INEXPERIENCED children made little sense to me. Confounding this premise was the fact that Sir Ben Kingsley's character beat the aliens on the first go round twenty years ago as a young man....not a child. And yet with the aliens returning, the powers that be decided that children, not young men, would make the best choice to pilot the ships and defeat the enemy.....BLAH!
The credibility of this film was further stretched when the main character, Ender, was successfully advanced one rank at a time to the rank of commander by winning ONE mock battle for each advancement......OH COME ON! If moving up in the military was that easy, we'd have a lot more generals who shouldn't be there.
I acknowledge that I was not the target audience for this movie. I attempted to watch it however, with the eye of a devoted teen reader, that didn't work for me either. I would hope that our teens are smarter than this movie gives them credit for.
I was bored and then I was just sleepy.....YUK.
All that being said, it is beautiful to look at........YEP.
was really excited to see this film and also nervous that it is not going to be good. Thankfully the film was good and I had a really good time watching it, which I did not really expect. The film wasn’t as deep as I wanted it to be and it was kind of obvious that the creators tried to please a younger audience, but it did not bother me as much as I thought it would. The film looks really cool visually and it was full of great action sequences. I thought that the performances were really good and it was fun to see Harrison Ford on the big screen once more. Overall, I think this film is worth seeing on the big screen.
I have read the book and I am a huge fan, so I was quite nervous to see this film, I was afraid that Hollywood will butcher the themes of this book.. Well, the film was not as bad as I thought it will be, it was actually quite entertaining and it even had some thought-provoking stuff. However, it failed to really intrigue me and I think it was targeted towards a younger audience, therefore it was dumbed down if compared to the book. I did enjoy the performances in the film and I loved how it looked. The film is well done and the action sequences are satisfactory, however it failed to deliver moral complexity of the book. Overall, I still think this film is worth seeing in the theaters, just don’t go into it with very high hopes.