Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Movie Review: Ender's Game - PG13

The last time the Formics attacked earth, 10 million people  were killed.   To prepare for a future attack,  Colonel Graff (Harrison Ford) has been training only the best and brightest minds to lead the international forces against the next invasion.  

Ender Wiggin (Asa Butterfield) is one of the most promising students to attend Battle School.  He excels, and becomes a leader among his fellow students.

Ender even succeeds at his final test,  which is where the problems begin with this movie.  

After enjoying a nearly two-hour movie, the last ten minutes completely ruined it.   The last ten minutes negated the whole premise of the story and made us feel 'duped' for sitting through the whole story.  The ending actually tried to make the good guys look like the bad guys. I would not recommend this movie.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The entire movie seemed to foreshadow the ending when thanking about Ender's empathy and violence. I think it's completely reasonable for any human to feel guilt and shame after committing violence, much less what Ender did. Not only that but what kind of message would it've sent without his regret? Hardly Christian either way I guess. -Nova JD