It’s been a long time since I reviewed a movie , but after watching Ender’s Game Sunday night, it seemed like a good idea. I’d be...

Thoughtful Thursdays: Movie Review: Ender’s Game

It’s been a long time since I reviewed a movie, but after watching Ender’s Game Sunday night, it seemed like a good idea.

I’d been interested in the movie since the trailer came out (however long ago that was), and about a week or two ago, I decided to try and read the book. It, uh, well, it didn’t work out. I lost interest, so I didn’t actually finish itBut when I saw the movie at the library, I said to myself, “Heck, might as well go for it.” So I checked it out, thinking that, if I liked the movie, maybe I’d go back and actually finish the book.

Review: 5 Formics out of 5. I loved Ender’s Game. The story was amazing: it starts you off with intriguing questions, and unfolds in an exciting, thrilling way. I loved that we were able to see what was going on with Ender, but also the behind the scenes of why everything was happening.

If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you probably know how I like to gush about characters. In my opinion, good characters are the number one, most important thing for any story. And in Ender’s Game, I wasn’t disappointed by them. The development and portrayal of every character from Ender to Valentine to Petra was amazing. There were no bad actors (quite the feat these days) and just about all the characters were lovable (or at least likable) in their own way. 

Except for Bonzo. He was a jerk. But you gotta have an antagonist, so that’s okay.

Plus, I empathized with Ender from the very beginning, and if you can fall in love with a character at the start, it’s probably gonna be a pretty darn good movie.

Also, violence aside, there were very few negative elements in Ender’s Game. Some moments are slightly inappropriate for younger children, but there’s nothing really bad (except for the violence, of which there was plenty). Which is, again, quite the feat these days.

Overall, I genuinely loved this movie. Ive already watched it twice since Sunday, and will probably watch it again. And again. And again.

So, Mr. Card, looks like I’ll be reading your book sometime soon.

Have you watched this movie? Or seen any other good ones recently?

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