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Ender's Game (2013) Movie Information

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Ender's Game (2013)
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4314

Avg. Rating:

2.62/4

# of Ratings:

77

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

 

 

 

 

Plot Outline:

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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Indyfreak 08/13/2015 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
3/4 

It's not quite like the book for better or worse but Ender's Game delivers an entertaining mix of sci-fi action and strong performances from a great cast.

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Rod 06/26/2015 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
2.5/4 

If this movie was created 10 years ago, this could be one of my favorites.

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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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  ikkegoemikke
ikkegoemikke
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08/25/2017 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

The visual part is top notch. The ending dumb ...

There's only one kid on this launch with any brains at all so far, and that's Ender Wiggin.

Brace yourself for again a graphically stunning looking SF, with a strong beginning, a story that will make you frown your eyebrows and a fairly disappointing end. It's again based on a book I haven't read. The good news is, it's not a very complicated story. It's not such a story you don't know what it's about, because you didn't read the book in which the details are usually described. You'll notice as the movie progresses that it's a youth book. I couldn't get rid of the impression that this was a kind of "Harry Potter in Space". A kind of magic boy possesses certain qualities that adults have long been looking for. He's repeatedly called "The One" (an echoing reverberatin...

Rating of
2.5/4 

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  BD
BD
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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...

Rating of
3/4 

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  Chris Kavan
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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...

Rating of
2.5/4 

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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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  Taz
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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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  Alex
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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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  Taz
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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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