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#1 Sep 15 2013 at 4:59 PM Rating: Good
No thread about this?



I just saw a trailer for the 1st time for it, on the movie Now You See Me (a good movie itself).
If there is a thread, I didn't see it (went back to page 3 :o )
But yea! Woo! The Ender's series turned out to be a book series I really enjoyed in the end.
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#2 Sep 15 2013 at 5:20 PM Rating: Good
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No one wanted to post it here because of "No ****" Orson Scott Card.
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#3 Sep 15 2013 at 6:07 PM Rating: Good
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#4 Sep 15 2013 at 6:21 PM Rating: Good
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Shaowstrike the Shady wrote:
No one wanted to post it here because of "No ****" Orson Scott Card.


Pretty much.

Though to this day I still fail to understand how someone like Card could write a character like Ender. Makes no sense to me.

Anyone, for reasons that will surprise no one, I have a general boycott on all things with the capability of bringing Card income.
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#5 Sep 15 2013 at 10:09 PM Rating: Decent
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Never read the book, and know next to nothing about the author's opinions on things. I saw the first preview a few months ago when I was at the theater for something or other, and I wasn't terribly impressed by what I saw.
#6 Sep 15 2013 at 10:11 PM Rating: Good
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The book was pretty much "The Last Starfighter", but the order of events were re-arranged.
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#7 Sep 15 2013 at 10:41 PM Rating: Excellent
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That preview looks like a generic sci-fi alien movie and has almost no resemblance to the novel. If they didn't show the title, I'm not certain I would have guessed what novel it was adapted from.
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#8 Sep 15 2013 at 11:05 PM Rating: Excellent
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They were going to show more of the game in the preview, but they couldn't, because the enemy gate was down!
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#9 Sep 16 2013 at 7:27 AM Rating: Good
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I have a general boycott on all things with the capability of bringing Card income.
I do the same with Uwe Boll.
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#10 Sep 16 2013 at 7:34 AM Rating: Good
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idiggory wrote:
Though to this day I still fail to understand how someone like Card could write a character like Ender. Makes no sense to me.
Perhaps he wasn't quite so vehement in his beliefs when he wrote Ender's Game.
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So I'm guessing that they're ignoring the "twist" in favor of showing lots of spaceships and explosions. I suppose 120 minutes of zero gravity laser-tag and kids playing Space Invaders wasn't considered Hollywood material.

Suppose Valentine and Whats-his-name will still take over the world's government via Usenet?
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Never read the book, and know next to nothing about the author's opinions on things. I saw the first preview a few months ago when I was at the theater for something or other, and I wasn't terribly impressed by what I saw.


The book itself is phenomenal. It's essentially a meditation on the potential of empathy, both to destroy and create. I have yet to read any of the other books in the universe (Ender's Game was the first, afaik).

Spoilering stuff from here on out because you actually should read it. Just buy it used or pirate it/borrow it. Smiley: nod

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That preview looks like a generic sci-fi alien movie and has almost no resemblance to the novel. If they didn't show the title, I'm not certain I would have guessed what novel it was adapted from.


My exact reaction to it. Went to see Pacific Rim, and the trailer was playing, and all I could think was ********** it, why do we never get anything but super generic sci-fi movies?" and then I realized it was for Ender's Game and I wasn't impressed.

I mean, there isn't actually any space combat in the book. That's part of the point. Ender never experiences the horrors of war, but feels them regardless. They were more than blips on a screen to him.

But the reveal that those blips were actually real units was an important one. At least they were to me - I read the book knowing there was a long series of books, and I didn't expect the war to be summed up in the first one.


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Though to this day I still fail to understand how someone like Card could write a character like Ender. Makes no sense to me.
Perhaps he wasn't quite so vehement in his beliefs when he wrote Ender's Game.


I bet that was the case. I also think that it's fair to note that Ender is the one who suffers the most in the book. His brother is the one who ends up with all the power and glory, at the end of the day. But that all happens off-screen, mostly.

But I still have difficulty understanding how someone who could write a character like Ender, from Ender's POV, and have such a low capacity for the character traits that define him.
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#13 Sep 16 2013 at 8:36 AM Rating: Good
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Harrison Ford and Ben Kingsley - they must be suffering from Old Guy Dimming Spotlight Disorder.

I'm willing to give the movie a chance despite Cards willingness to hate. Some of his books were so good - others pure trash. Maybe he has a personality disorder??

For the most part though child actors usually suck in a leading roll.

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From watching the trailer, they seem to have seriously downplayed the deception part of the plot. Granted, trailers are misleading, but I'm really worried this is going to be changed from a story where Ender is carefully molded through peer pressure to one where he is molded by The Quest™.
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For the most part though child actors usually suck in a leading roll.
Well, the "kids" in the movie are much older than in the book.
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[...] he is molded by The Quest™.
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[...] he is molded by The Quest™.
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Good try, but that's Bloodsport.
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This is the best Ender's Game thread.
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#25 Sep 16 2013 at 9:42 AM Rating: Good
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I'd totally watch this if these gifs were part of the movie.
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No explanation or context, though, just a screen wipe into one of the GIFs at random points throughout.
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