Overall Rank: 4604
Average Rating: 2.6/4
# of Ratings: 82
Theatrical Release Date: 11/01/2013
Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 02/11/2014
Genre: Sci-Fi, Action
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Gavin Hood
Actors: Asa Butterfield, Hailee Steinfeld, Harrison Ford, Ben Kingsley, Abigail Breslin, Moises Arias
Plot: 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 - wrote on 08/13/2015
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.
Rod - wrote on 06/26/2015
If this movie was created 10 years ago, this could be one of my favorites.
Snoogans - wrote on 11/12/2013
'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 - wrote on 08/25/2017
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 reverberating sound effect …
BD - wrote on 02/13/2014
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 …
Chris Kavan - wrote on 11/07/2013
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 …
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FSUNoles27TS - wrote on 2012-12-10 10:02
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.
Taz - wrote on 2012-02-06 12:08
I can't&nbsp;believe&nbsp; 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.&nbsp;
Alex - wrote on 2012-02-05 11:10
Haven't heard of it or read the book. If it is Sci-fi I will&nbsp;definitely&nbsp ;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.&nbsp;
Chris Kavan - wrote on 2012-02-04 20:05
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.