'Ender's Game' Vies for best movie of the year
Wow. Just wow. If you are planning on seeing Ender’s Game, stop reading now and get to the theater already. If you aren’t planning on seeing Ender’s Game, stop what you are doing and get to the theater to see it.
Ender’s Game isn’t just a popcorn movie. There are enough special effects and a major battle scene that it would be okay for mindless entertainment, but this is a story with questions – not so many answer but a lot of questions.
Harrison Ford turns in a good performance and has some of the funniest lines in the movie though he is not at all funny for most of it. In fact, the entire cast was stellar. They were believable in their care for each other and true to their characters.
The movie sketches out characters quickly, giving enough to reveal what the character is about without going overly into detail. This may make the movie feel crowded for some people, but for those who are familiar with any similar story, it is enough to know what is going on.
The way that Ender gains his leadership is deftly shown in the same way that the characters are developed.
It is clear that this story was forged during the end of the cold war era, but there is enough here to that even if you didn’t live through the 1980s, you will still get some of the philosophy behind it.
This is a film that will probably be better in 3D.
Spoiler: There is a twist I didn't see coming.
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