We review “Ender’s Game” IMAX. A badass character, in a badass film! 5 stars – MR

Ender’s Game

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Ender’s Game
Ender's Game poster.jpg

Theatrical release poster
Directed by Gavin Hood
Produced by
Screenplay by Gavin Hood
Based on Ender’s Game  by Orson Scott Card
Starring
Music by Steve Jablonsky
Cinematography Donald McAlpine
Editing by Zach Staenberg
Studio
Distributed by Summit Entertainment Lionsgate
Release date(s)
  • October 24, 2013 (2013-10-24) (Germany,[1] Austria)
  • October 25, 2013 (2013-10-25) (United Kingdom[1])
  • November 1, 2013 (2013-11-01) (United States[1])
Running time 114 minutes[2]
Country United States
Language English
Budget $110 million[3]
Box office $2,744,146 [4]

Asa Butterfield as Ender Wiggin in a screenshot from film’s official trailer

Ender’s Game is an American science fiction action film based on the novel of the same name by Orson Scott Card. Directed and written by Gavin Hood, the film stars Asa Butterfield as Andrew “Ender” Wiggin, an unusually gifted child who is sent to an advanced military school in space to prepare for a future alien invasion. The cast also includes Hailee Steinfeld, Ben Kingsley, Viola Davis, Abigail Breslin, and Harrison Ford.

The film was first released in Germany October 24 followed by the United Kingdom and Ireland on October 25.[5] It was released in the United States, Canada and India on November 1 and many other countries from October 30 throughout mid-January of 2014.[1]

Plot

After an alien race called the Formics (also known as the “Buggers” in the book) attacks Earth in 2086, the International Fleet prepares for the next invasion by training the best young children to find the future candidate to lead the International Fleet and fill the shoes of the legendary war hero Mazer Rackham. Ender Wiggin (Asa Butterfield) is pulled out of his Earth school to join the International Fleet and attend the legendary Battle School, located in Earth orbit. He progresses rapidly through a series of increasingly complex war games while simultaneously gaining the respect of his peers. As a result, Ender is soon chosen by Colonel Graff (Harrison Ford) to be the military’s next Mazer Rackham. The boy progresses to Command School, where he receives training from Mazer Rackham (Ben Kingsley) himself. After a series of grueling battle simulations, Ender leads his peers into a war that will determine the future of Earth and the human race.

Our Thoughts:

Ender’s Game was pretty much straight from the book. There are minor differences; Ender’s age for one, and there is a bit more excitement in the film than I remember from the book. Please take into consideration that I haven’t read the book in twenty years. I think this is one of the better film from novel adaptations in Sci-Fi and I hope to see more great renderings of sci-fi awesome into future movies. The acting was superb, the story thrilling, and most of all the effects and action were top notch. All in all, Ender is a badass character in a badass film! 5 stars – HIGHLY RECOMENDED – MR

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