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Ender's Game (2013) Movie Information

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Overall Rank:

3930

Avg. Rating:

2.63/4

# of Ratings:

62

Genres:

Sci-Fi, Action

Rating:

PG-13

Language:

English

Theater Date:

11/01/2013

DVD Release:

02/11/2014

Director:

Gavin Hood

Actors:

Asa Butterfield
Hailee Steinfeld
Harrison Ford
Ben Kingsley
Abigail Breslin
Moises Arias

 

 

 

 

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Based on the novel by Orson Scott Card, after an alien war has nearly wiped out humanity, the most gifted children in the world are sent to an advanced military academy in space with the hope of developing a strategy to stop the next invasion. -- Chris Kavan

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Snoogans 11/12/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
3/4 

'Ender's Game' is smarter than the average sci-fi. This military based film is entirely focused on strategy. There is a central theme of choices faced when preparing to eradicate one's enemy that is sought through to the end. The emotional aspects of the main character could've been explored more. This area of the film felt predictable, but the warfare didn't. The in-battle strategizing mixed with awesome effects creates situations of both intrigue and spectacle. The finale is surprising in it's resolution. It's not the typical 'happy victory' one would assume. Having not read the popular novel it is based on, I cannot say how it compares. I found the experience satisfying in ways I would not have expected.

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Nolane 11/02/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
3/4 

Good, but not great. On the plus side good special effects and very good acting, and it's always cool to see Harrison Ford in a science fiction movie. On the negative side, not a lot of action and a head scratcher of an ending.

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Matthew Brady 10/28/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
2.5/4 

I have never read the book so I went in blind and came out feeling "it was Okay".

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02/13/2014 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Out of Energy

This had the potential to be one epic adaption of a modern day scifi classic, but -there always seems to be a but doesn't there?- somewhere something went south with this production. Though sticking somewhat, though not exactly, to the book, it seemed to get really mired down at about mid way, so that by the time that the actual end game comes down at the near end of the film, it's more of a no brainer that what is happening is the actual event, and presented in such a way that, though meant to be a 'stunner', it just isn't, due to it's obviousness. It comes across as anti climatic really. The very end just leaves you wondering where did the story go, and why would they let it go there. It would be a spoiler to say what happens, but then really, nothing actually does. I give it 3 stars fo...

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3/4 

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11/07/2013 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

Beloved Book; Average Adaptation

This is one of those films I wasn't ever expecting to be made. A film adaptation of Ender's Game has been in the works for a long time - and considering it is still one of my favorite books of all time - I was wondering what the result would be when they eventually got around to making it. When it is all said and done, Ender's Game is a decent sci-fi film but pales in comparison to the book.

The main problem I have is that I just didn't feel a connection with the film. Asa Butterfield is an excellent choice for Ender - cool, calm, intelligent with a hint of vulnerability - and Harrison Ford makes a nice, gruff Colonel Graff - but otherwise the rest of the cast just feels wasted. You just don't get enough time to get to know any of the other characters - Hailee Steinfeld's Petra, the un...

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2.5/4 

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11/03/2013 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

A Hit or Miss Sci-Fi Entry

"What?!" That was the first thought I had when the end credits started rolling for Ender's Game. This is partly due to the fact that the story is incomplete, and the film ends, essentially, with a cliffhanger. Some might say it's less a cliffhanger then a hook for a potential sequel, but the story is not wrapped up, so in my eyes, the film ends with a cliffhanger. In addition to this, the ending is just plain weird. I will avoid spoilers in this review (very difficult, considering many of my problems with the film revolve around the last 10 minutes or so), but let's just say that anyone that has not read the book (I am included in this demographic) will be baffled, confused, and decidedly weird-ed out.

The premise of Ender's Game, is that in the future, gifted children are to be e...

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2/4 

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  FSUNoles27TS
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Read this in high school. Couldnt put it down. The film will probably butcher it like all films due to books. It doesn't mean it won't be great.
12/10/2012
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I can't believe  you never read this Alex? It is worth the $5 to pick it up it is a really fun read. They have been talking about making this movie for like 15 years so that it is only a year away is amazing. 
02/06/2012
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Haven't heard of it or read the book. If it is Sci-fi I will definitely  ;be interested. The fact that it doesn't come out for a whole 'nother year is a bit odd. I hope the production value is high. 
02/05/2012
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  Chris Kavan
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I agree 100%. I can count on one hand the number of films that are as good as the book. Still, I want to have faith they are going to do this one justice.
02/04/2012
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I like the actors in it but I don;t think there is any way they can make the battle room scenes as cool as they are in my head.
02/04/2012
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