Ender’s Game: expect the unexpected

Ender’s Game is the perfect movie for those science-fiction lovers who enjoy a good action-packed film.

Based on a book written in 1985 by Orson Scott Card, the movie keeps the book fans’  favorite scenes. It takes place in the future when Earth is invaded by aliens and almost destroyed before Mazer Rackham (Ben Kingsley) defeats them. Since the attack, The International Military is on the hunt for a new commander of the fleet, and they are training children under 15 to help them find their match.

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Ben Kingsley, from left, Harrison Ford and Asa Butterfield star in “Ender’s Game.” (Courtesy Richard Foreman Jr./MCT)

The military has been watching Ender Wiggin (Asa Butterfield) closely. Ender surpasses many tests and obstacles before he is finally sent to the training ship. He continues to pass his peers and proves that he knows what he’s doing, and that he owns the game with his mind and emotions.

When the ending comes around, it is surpising for those who haven’t read the book.

Ender’s Game brings a lot to the table when it comes to special effects. Of course, it has the futuristic cars and spaceships, but what’s really unexpected is how realistic everything looks. The CGI used in the film is remarkable. It really makes viewers feel as though they’re in the movie.

Director and screenwriter Gavin Hood discussed the simulations in the movie. A visit to a planetarium is where he got his inspiration, “…and all of the stars come up all around me, and it’s being projected, and I thought ‘That’s it.’”

Harrison Ford, who played in Star Wars: Episode V, is definitely in his element with this sci-fi adventure movie. While Ford is widely known, Butterfield is a different story.

Butterfield has played small roles in most films he’s been in. He is young and still has a lot to learn, but his acting in this movie compared to his previous films has improved.

Overall, the acting in Ender’s Game is better than some movies that have recently been released.

While you can’t compare the movie to Star Trek or Star Wars, you can expect it to bring a whole different outlook on similar movies.

It constantly keeps the audience on their feet. Not one part is slow or unnecessary to the movie.

Most are thinking that the film will be a flop since it is being compared to The Hunger Games trilogy, but they are sadly mistaken.

Although not many people know of Ender’s Game, it shouldn’t be hard for the  movie to make it in the box office with all the positive comments coming from critics and fans.

Author: Jordan Yarbrough

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