Archive for orson scott card

Movie Review: Ender’s Game

Posted in Reviews! with tags , , , , on 11/02/2013 by Taylor Holt

zgame5

Stars: Asa Butterfield, Harrison Ford, Ben Kingsley, Viola Davis, Hailee Stanfield, Abagail Breslin

Rated PG-13 for some violence, Sci-Fi Action and thematic material, Running time 114 minutes, Action/Sci-Fi

Compare to: Jumper (2008), The Hunger Games (2012)

I never read the novel this film was based on but I know some people who have. As a true-to-the-book adaption, I can’t say how faithful it is. As a movie itself, I can say that the entire time I couldn’t help but think that this should have been an adult story that features kids.

Instead, we have adult themes wrapped in a kid friendly packaging which makes for an average movie that sends you out feeling incomplete without the next four they’re probably hoping you’ll want. Continue reading