It was a nice surprise to see Ender's Game finally released as a film for movie theathers and Imax. Can you imagine, this book was written 30 years ago!!
At the time, this book blew my mind. Ender was my hero. I read the next three books in the Ender Series - Speaker for the Dead, Xenocide, Children of the Mind - they were still very good, of course Ender's Game remained the best of the series.
The story of Ender is very simple, but at the same time, extremely complex. Ender is a boy who saves the world, evolving from a prodigy boy who likes to play games to the best military commander Earth ever had. The fight between good and bad is reckless. You feel the violence in its raw form, this is no emotional story of caring or mercy acts. This is a story of live and death, a battle for survival, where the destiny of whole humanity is at stake.
Before you go see the Ender's Game movie, go read the book first. You will thank me! It is always very hard to transport the book author feelings and imagination on the big screen in images. No matter how good the special effects are, you need to experience and feel the characters through Orson Scott Card's words. Only then you can understand and fully appreciate the years and years of research and efforts of the film crew, to bring this wonderful 30 years old story to your modern big 3D screens.
I love to watch Harrison Ford and Ben Kingsley playing in this movie. And Asa Butterfield, in the role of Ender Wiggin, is doing a great job, might have a great future in the movie business.
Ender's Game - This is not a game!!
read the book first, you won't regret it!
here is the Ender's Game trailer
In the near future, a hostile alien race called the Formics have attacked Earth. If not for the legendary heroics of International Fleet Commander Mazer Rackham, all would have been lost. In preparation for the next attack, the highly esteemed Colonel Hyrum Graff and the International Military are training only the best young minds to find the future Mazer. Ender Wiggin, a shy but brilliant boy, is recruited to join the elite. Arriving at Battle School, Ender quickly and easily masters increasingly difficult challenges and simulations, distinguishing himself and winning respect amongst his peers. Ender is soon ordained by Graff as the military’s next great hope, resulting in his promotion to Command School. Once there, he’s trained by Mazer Rackham himself to lead his fellow soldiers into an epic battle that will determine the future of Earth and save the human race.