Ender's Game film

peacefrompaulpeacefrompaul Posts: 25,293
edited November 2013 in All Encompassing Trip
So, who is excited?

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  • STAYSEASTAYSEA Posts: 3,780
    I can't be excited. I found that book long ago. Orson Scott Card is one of my favorite authors.

    Ender is such a bad ass! I live my daily life from what I learned in that book.

    I'm sad and happy it's now a movie. It deserves to be. I just hope the general themes/lessons are in the film.

    It came out in 1985! There are 7 or 8 books in the series. I'm not sure if It can be general audience material.

    I need to read what Card's people say. Is it coming out Friday?



    Every time I have sold or recommended that book, the reader puts it in their top 5.
    I'm really nervous about an adaptation.
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  • SatansFutonSatansFuton Posts: 5,355
    I am. I haven't read it since middle school, and I don't remember a whole lot, but I remember I really liked it. I'd be interested to see the movie because I remember I couldn't picture at all what the fuck the guy was talking about when describing this war game/simulation thing they played. And a lot of time was spent on that.
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  • STAYSEASTAYSEA Posts: 3,780
    SatansFuton" said:
    I am. I haven't read it since middle school, and I don't remember a whole lot, but I remember I really liked it. I'd be interested to see the movie because I remember I couldn't picture at all what the fuck the guy was talking about when describing this war game/simulation thing they played. And a lot of time was spent on that.

    I don't want to spoil anything. But you read it in school.... meaning you were required to do it and you liked it!
    Score.


    Imagine playing Halo only to find out it was. And Ender was 9yrs old. Such a smart protagonist. I really hope it adapts to film well.

    He's a little kid with these amazing tactical skills, he never learned, they were just instinct.
    Amazing. He wasn't meant to survive. ;)
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  • BikePHLBikePHL Posts: 224
    I loved Ender's Game but it has been about 20 years since I read it. Ill have to read it again before seeing the the movie. Definitely a bit skeptical.
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  • weekapaug19weekapaug19 Posts: 1,661
    great books, I hope the movies do them justice
  • intodeepintodeep Posts: 6,863
    Super Excited.
    One of my fav books.
  • shepshep HoustonPosts: 5,139
    weekapaug19" said:
    great books, I hope the movies do them justice
    agreed...

    I loved the books so much... it would be great if they did a follow up with Bean's story after the initial movie...
    Houston, Texas... Believe it or not, there are 7 million people here... must be a couple of fans who'd love to see you play.

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  • pjsteelerfanpjsteelerfan MarylandPosts: 6,957
    I know it is only a trailer, but it gave me the impression it is not going to be sticking close to the book. Either way, I hope its good.
    ...got a mind full of questions and a teacher in my soul...
  • JK_LivinJK_Livin South JerseyPosts: 3,715
    I've never heard of this.
    Alright, alright, alright!
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  • peacefrompaulpeacefrompaul Posts: 25,293
    pjsteelerfan" said:
    I know it is only a trailer, but it gave me the impression it is not going to be sticking close to the book. Either way, I hope its good.
    Agreed on both counts
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  • BinauralJamBinauralJam Posts: 14,102
    If it's a hit do you think they'll make "Speaker for the Dead" ?
  • peacefrompaulpeacefrompaul Posts: 25,293
    BinauralJam" said:
    If it's a hit do you think they'll make "Speaker for the Dead" ?
    Hmmmm..... Maybe. I liked that one a lot
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  • SatansFutonSatansFuton Posts: 5,355
    Some very good movies have been made that were in no way faithful to the books, you just have to go in not expecting it to be a rehash of the book. The Bourne films, The Shining, Jaws, Dracula, etc. Consider it a supplement to the book as opposed to a definitive live action version or something. The Shining and Jaws are movies that are better than the books in my opinion. Especially Jaws, all the bullshit about the Mafia and Hooper sleeping with Brody's wife weren't needed. The Godfather had a bunch of unnecessary bullshit too, like the whole plot line about Lucy and her giant box in Vegas during her life after Sonny.
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  • uninnocent-uninnocent- Posts: 5,801
    Ender's Game is my favourite novel. Despite OSC's personal beliefs and opinions I still regard this book in the highest esteem. I cannot wait for the film; even if it is 10% as good as what I'm expecting, it will be better than 90% of the films out there these days.
  • whispering handswhispering hands Colorado Springs for nowPosts: 5,332
    STAYSEA" said:
    I can't be excited. I found that book long ago. Orson Scott Card is one of my favorite authors.

    Ender is such a bad ass! I live my daily life from what I learned in that book.

    I'm sad and happy it's now a movie. It deserves to be. I just hope the general themes/lessons are in the film.

    It came out in 1985! There are 7 or 8 books in the series. I'm not sure if It can be general audience material.

    I need to read what Card's people say. Is it coming out Friday?



    Every time I have sold or recommended that book, the reader puts it in their top 5.
    I'm really nervous about an adaptation.
    Really??? WTF?!? WellWTF for two reasons why must we dumb down a book
    By turning it into a movie?? Oh yeah we're classless lazy fucks whom
    CANNOT be burdened by the patterns of reading!! I HATE IT when Hollywood
    Destroys a classic book by making a movie out of it.. You just Can't really relate
    the true entity of a book into the shadow of film! I guess I'll have to know who's
    Developing the conversion, and who is directing to be able to say I approve or not!
    And Stacy!!!! 7???? Can you PM all the titles?!?! I've read five, but I may have read
    them out of order and had no idea there were two others!! Thanks !
    I do believe I'm ill conceived on this concept......
  • STAYSEASTAYSEA Posts: 3,780
    whispering hands" said:

    Really??? WTF?!? WellWTF for two reasons why must we dumb down a book
    By turning it into a movie?? Oh yeah we're classless lazy fucks whom
    CANNOT be burdened by the patterns of reading!! I HATE IT when Hollywood
    Destroys a classic book by making a movie out of it.. You just Can't really relate
    the true entity of a book into the shadow of film! I guess I'll have to know who's
    Developing the conversion, and who is directing to be able to say I approve or not!
    And Stacy!!!! 7???? Can you PM all the titles?!?! I've read five, but I may have read
    them out of order and had no idea there were two others!! Thanks !
    Sure why not? ;)

    First Meetings
    Ender's Game THIS IS WHERE I STARTED.
    Ender's Shadow (Note: The events of Ender's Game and Ender's Shadow take place in roughly the same time period.)
    A War of Gifts (Note: This takes place during Ender's Game/Ender's Shadow.)
    Shadow of the Hegemon
    Shadow Puppets
    Shadow of the Giant
    Ender in Exile (Note: This takes place during Shadow of the Hegemon and through Shadow of the Giant)
    Shadows in Flight
    Speaker for the Dead
    Xenocide THIS IS WHERE I STOPPED.
    Children of the Mind
    Shadows Alive


    They were published in this order....

    Ender's Game (1985)
    Speaker for the Dead (1986)
    Xenocide (1991)
    Children of the Mind (1996)
    Ender's Shadow (1999)
    Shadow of the Hegemon (2001)
    Shadow Puppets (2002)
    First Meetings (2002) – short story collection
    Shadow of the Giant (2005)
    A War of Gifts: An Ender Story (2007)
    Ender in Exile (2008)
    Shadows in Flight (2012)
    Earth Unaware (2012)

    So it's up to you. :lol: How you want to read them
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  • peacefrompaulpeacefrompaul Posts: 25,293
    Ender's Shadow takes place at exactly the same time as Ender's Game... just through the eyes of Bean
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  • whispering handswhispering hands Colorado Springs for nowPosts: 5,332
    STAYSEA" said:
    [quote="whispering hands"]
    Really??? WTF?!? WellWTF for two reasons why must we dumb down a book
    By turning it into a movie?? Oh yeah we're classless lazy fucks whom
    CANNOT be burdened by the patterns of reading!! I HATE IT when Hollywood
    Destroys a classic book by making a movie out of it.. You just Can't really relate
    the true entity of a book into the shadow of film! I guess I'll have to know who's
    Developing the conversion, and who is directing to be able to say I approve or not!
    And Stacy!!!! 7???? Can you PM all the titles?!?! I've read five, but I may have read
    them out of order and had no idea there were two others!! Thanks !
    Sure why not? ;)

    First Meetings
    Ender's Game THIS IS WHERE I STARTED.
    Ender's Shadow (Note: The events of Ender's Game and Ender's Shadow take place in roughly the same time period.)
    A War of Gifts (Note: This takes place during Ender's Game/Ender's Shadow.)
    Shadow of the Hegemon
    Shadow Puppets
    Shadow of the Giant
    Ender in Exile (Note: This takes place during Shadow of the Hegemon and through Shadow of the Giant)
    Shadows in Flight
    Speaker for the Dead
    Xenocide THIS IS WHERE I STOPPED.
    Children of the Mind
    Shadows Alive


    They were published in this order....

    Ender's Game (1985)
    Speaker for the Dead (1986)
    Xenocide (1991)
    Children of the Mind (1996)
    Ender's Shadow (1999)
    Shadow of the Hegemon (2001)
    Shadow Puppets (2002)
    First Meetings (2002) – short story collection
    Shadow of the Giant (2005)
    A War of Gifts: An Ender Story (2007)
    Ender in Exile (2008)
    Shadows in Flight (2012)
    Earth Unaware (2012)

    So it's up to you. :lol: How you want to read them[/quote]
    Thank you!!! So I wasn't too off!! I just didn't know about
    The 2012 releases! Lol
    I do believe I'm ill conceived on this concept......
  • uninnocent-uninnocent- Posts: 5,801
    My buddy snagged some passes to an advance screening tonight. Since high school, the Ender saga has been among my favourite series of books. Cannot wait to see it on the big screen, though I know I'm going to be overly critical of it.
  • peacefrompaulpeacefrompaul Posts: 25,293
    uninnocent-" said:
    My buddy snagged some passes to an advance screening tonight. Since high school, the Ender saga has been among my favourite series of books. Cannot wait to see it on the big screen, though I know I'm going to be overly critical of it.
    Fair enough
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  • uninnocent-uninnocent- Posts: 5,801
    Spoiler free review:

    Going into Ender's Game I was scared. I am a big fan of the series of books. I can't remember how many times I've read Ender's Game and Ender's Shadow. Like any adaptations, I worried that my favourite scenes would be omitted, the story would be dumbed down and it would be made into more of a child's movie.

    I was wrong.

    Right off the bat the movie quashed my fear that it would be made into a more accessible film for children. The violence of the books remained and maintained. The child actors did a great job at being relatable to adult viewers, while Harrison Ford played Graff perfectly, as a grizzled veteran who knows what needs to be done. The man didn't hold back at all.

    Overall, I was impressed, and relieved that my favourite book was not ruined by Hollywood. My ranking on imdb is a perfect ten (I rounded up from 9.5 due to the necessary speeding up of the plot).





    Other highlights include:
    *Bean's character is perfect (except for his height
    *the visuals, they're stunning
    *the emotions portrayed by the children, I didn't think they could pull that off
  • peacefrompaulpeacefrompaul Posts: 25,293
    uninnocent-" said:
    Spoiler free review:

    Going into Ender's Game I was scared. I am a big fan of the series of books. I can't remember how many times I've read Ender's Game and Ender's Shadow. Like any adaptations, I worried that my favourite scenes would be omitted, the story would be dumbed down and it would be made into more of a child's movie.

    I was wrong.

    Right off the bat the movie quashed my fear that it would be made into a more accessible film for children. The violence of the books remained and maintained. The child actors did a great job at being relatable to adult viewers, while Harrison Ford played Graff perfectly, as a grizzled veteran who knows what needs to be done. The man didn't hold back at all.

    Overall, I was impressed, and relieved that my favourite book was not ruined by Hollywood. My ranking on imdb is a perfect ten (I rounded up from 9.5 due to the necessary speeding up of the plot).





    Other highlights include:
    *Bean's character is perfect (except for his height
    *the visuals, they're stunning
    *the emotions portrayed by the children, I didn't think they could pull that off
    That's great news! I'm very excited to see the film
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  • uninnocent-uninnocent- Posts: 5,801
    peacefrompaul" said:


    That's great news! I'm very excited to see the film
    I think fans of the book won't be disappointed. Yeah, there are changes and things are rushed, but it still succeeds as a whole.
  • intodeepintodeep Posts: 6,863
    Super excited.

    I was going to get passes for tonight but my buddy has kids and would get the bad dad of the year award skipping out on halloween ( stupid kids!)
    We saw the exhibit and panel at SDCC this year so we want to see it together. I have to wait untill tuesday but i'm excited to check it out :D
  • uninnocent-uninnocent- Posts: 5,801
    I have the afternoon off, and need to kill some time while my car is in for work. Seriously considering seeing this again.
  • uninnocent-uninnocent- Posts: 5,801
    As a fan of the books, upon second viewing, there were a few parts I felt could have used fleshing out. I'll wait until more people see it and discuss it further in a spoiler friendly thread.
  • It was awesome

    Liked it a lot
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  • The JugglerThe Juggler Posts: 21,518
    looks awful
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  • The Juggler" said:
    looks awful
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  • pjsteelerfanpjsteelerfan MarylandPosts: 6,957
    Saw it this weekend. I though it was good for what it was and entertaining. I knew that they would have to cut stuff from the book to make it work over 2 hours.

    But I think Gavin Hood really missed on a lot of the overall themes from the book that he maybe could have got across in the movie. That could be because he had to force a lot of stuff into 2 hours. And some of it was just his screenwriting.

    Really wish this book had been picked up by HBO. Could have worked great over a few 8-10 episode seasons to watch the kids grow.
    ...got a mind full of questions and a teacher in my soul...
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