Sunday, January 11, 2015
BTM Review: Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
The movie was really good. It was different in a thousand small ways, and it was almost like a retelling of the story, but the key components were all there. I was never a superfan, so the little changes didn't bother me. Most of the changes made sense from a cinematic viewpoint. (e.g. the timeline is compressed so the same actor could play Ender throughout, and the kids don't sleep nude because you can't film that.)
Of course, you miss a lot of Ender's thoughts, as it moves basically like a space action movie, but it's dramatic and interesting, and not a waste of time.
I didn't like the ending, but I won't spoil it for you.