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Ender's Game a beezzer movie review

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posted on Feb, 1 2014 @ 06:09 PM
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If I had the ability to make an order and have everyone follow it, my one order would be. . .

See this movie.

Ender's Game was a brilliant story written by one of my favorite authors Orson Scott Card.

No spoilers in this review. It stayed pretty close to the book and the central message carried well into the screen.

Powerful, dramatic, the cinematography was outstanding.

A rare but well deserved 5 out of 5 carrot review.

Stop what you're doing, and go see this movie.

Now.




posted on Feb, 1 2014 @ 06:34 PM
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I just watched this movie last night!!

This was simply a brilliant movie, perhaps one of the best of this decade. I cannot spoil what great things come with watching this film. And I second the motion of everyone watching this movie. It's not based upon action but strategy. Some parts are predictable but in the end it was definitely worth watching!



posted on Feb, 1 2014 @ 06:34 PM
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Thanks for the heads up Beez. I've been meaning to see this one.I have read the series of books, in fact I still have them.

I'm glad they stayed close to the book. Now I'll have to make some time to see it.S&F for the heads up.



posted on Feb, 1 2014 @ 06:37 PM
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Thanks folks!

What I took from this movie?

War teaches us the true value of peace.

This is going into my top 10 of all times list.

(I may have to bump "Ernest Scared Stupid")



posted on Feb, 1 2014 @ 06:51 PM
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One of my top reccommended books of all time.

Glad to know the movie kept true to the book, that is one of my pet peeves. I have been anxiously, and anxious, awaiting this movie, with this hope. So glad they did not disappoint!

Thanks for the recommenedation and no spolier. Much respecf for that!



posted on Feb, 1 2014 @ 06:51 PM
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What I got from the moral of the story is war is not always the answer. It's about the understanding of an enemy. Jumping to a conclusion about the enemy will yield less knowledge than observing them. There is a reason why people attack in the first place be it fear or greed. You will never know what one it is without research. And failure to do so will almost always cause death.

Knowledge is true power. Without It are you any better than them?



posted on Feb, 1 2014 @ 06:52 PM
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For anyone who read the books I think it's a 5 out of 5 or 4/5 minimum. They did a great job condensing all there was into such a short time.

The fights were great, including the Bonzo climax. Which I figured would be hard to do considering how graphic the book was. Still, it doesn't capture everything the book does but it does a really good job on screen.

I wish the virtual world was a little better, in my head I seemed to remember it as a fully encapsulated world, not something on an iPad, but my memory might be shot.



5 out of 5 's from me.



posted on Feb, 1 2014 @ 07:20 PM
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I love the book!
but seriously this movie was terrible I was so disappointed in it. while it can be said to stay true to the book; the pacing is just terrible, things happen which if you hadn't read the book you would have no clue.
I could not even watch it till the end it was so bad!



posted on Feb, 1 2014 @ 07:29 PM
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I plan on seeing it. Been busy. Thanks!



posted on Feb, 1 2014 @ 07:43 PM
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I didn't read the book, so maybe I wasn't 'expecting' anything
great, but the movie wasn't anything special IMO.

I didn't read Tolkien either and those movies were fab-tastic.

Ender's was watchable--I didn't waste my time or money, it was
memorable, sort of an adult's Aesop fable. It just wasn't special
enough to make any top ten list for me...



posted on Feb, 1 2014 @ 07:52 PM
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OK Beezer I am downloading it now I really hope it is as good as you say. Thanks for the recommend. I haven't seen a good movie in a while so I hope your right.



posted on Feb, 1 2014 @ 08:01 PM
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Grimpachi
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OK Beezer I am downloading it now I really hope it is as good as you say. Thanks for the recommend. I haven't seen a good movie in a while so I hope your right.


I spent the better part of my life in the military. I hate war. And this was, in effect, a war movie.

So it spoke to me.

My wife actually wept at the end of the film. I will admit to getting teary eyed myself.

I hope you enjoy it.



posted on Feb, 1 2014 @ 08:03 PM
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rival
I didn't read the book, so maybe I wasn't 'expecting' anything
great, but the movie wasn't anything special IMO.

I didn't read Tolkien either and those movies were fab-tastic.

Ender's was watchable--I didn't waste my time or money, it was
memorable, sort of an adult's Aesop fable. It just wasn't special
enough to make any top ten list for me...


To each his own, I will respect that.

I will watch this again, though.

Because I enjoyed the message.



posted on Feb, 1 2014 @ 08:07 PM
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The Benevolent Adversary
I love the book!
but seriously this movie was terrible I was so disappointed in it. while it can be said to stay true to the book; the pacing is just terrible, things happen which if you hadn't read the book you would have no clue.
I could not even watch it till the end it was so bad!


Sorry you couldn't enjoy it. Really, I have nothing more to add, some will, some will not, like the movie.

My opinion?

It was awesome.

But respect for your opinion.



posted on Feb, 1 2014 @ 09:27 PM
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I liked it, I liked the books too.

The only problem I see is if they continue the movie, the next few books are crazy metaphysical and philosphy driven.

Takes a huge leap in themes they only brush upon on Ender, it seems it would be an extreme challenge to get the next books right.

Ive heard they may skip to enders shadow series and follow Bean and Petra instead of continuing with ender, which could be interesting.



posted on Feb, 1 2014 @ 09:54 PM
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Havn't seen it yet - considered it but then I just got strong-armed (by and 8 year old) into watching Hunger Games (part 2) and now I'm not sure I can handle another movie with adolescent stars... hehe

ETA: especially if I haven't read the books, doh
edit on 1-2-2014 by LadySkadi because: (no reason given)



posted on Feb, 1 2014 @ 10:39 PM
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Funny, Rod Jr and I watched it last night.

Great story line and an excellend end.... For once a film where the world was not saved by the POTUS!

Kindest respects

Rodinus



posted on Feb, 2 2014 @ 06:36 AM
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beezzer
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Thanks folks!

What I took from this movie?

War teaches us the true value of peace.

This is going into my top 10 of all times list.

(I may have to bump "Ernest Scared Stupid")



Not cool, Vern! Not cool!


I will have to definitely check out Ender's Game. Looks really good.



posted on Feb, 2 2014 @ 03:41 PM
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Since i live in a van i don't have a lot of space

Bit enders games does take up some of it

A book i will not let go of easily

I think i will read it again



posted on Feb, 3 2014 @ 02:16 AM
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Well I just finished watching it, and I liked it. At some point I did figure it was more than a game then dismissed it ...going nah can't be.

The end left me wanting more so if they do not plan on continuing the story I will pick up the books and read them.




I can never do it the other way around where I read the book then watch the movie doing it like that I am always disappointed.

It did kind of remind me of PLDC. Thanks for giving me a heads up.



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