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Published: Friday, Nov. 1 2013 4:05 p.m. MDT

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Orem Parent
Orem, UT

That is awesome news! One of my favorite authors and I have loved every book in the Ender's series as well as the Shadow books. Going to see the movie tonight. Keep up the great work!

NotInMiami, FL

"Given the movie's reviews, it doesn't look like any sequels will be needed."

Movies with great reviews generally end up with sequels. Having 64% positive reviews (from critics with audiences rating it higher) for a movie as important as Ender's Game (Ender's Game is consistently ranked in the top 5 best sci-fi book ever written so a less-than-good adaptation would have been destroyed by critics and audiences). That and having the good opening that Ender's Game has had so far (it could have been better but Lionsgate will make plenty of money on the film) guarantees that there will be one or more sequels to the movie.

Provo, UT



newhall, CA

I enjoyed Enders, but not enough to see the movie and even re-read the book. As for the other two that followed Enders...I couldn't get past the first 20 pages and quit. They were laborious. I couldn't help but fall asleep. I for one am not interested in any sequel. My guess, Card needs the money. Give it up and right something newer and better. Sequels to an old book is like putting on week-old underwear for the first time.

From Ted's Head
Orem, UT

I doubt that Card is hurting for money. More likely he has gotten to a point in his career where he is viewing the Ender Saga as whole and looking to flesh it out even more. There are enough fans that will read these new books to justify his efforts.

As for another movie? Unlikely at this point. Gavin Hood's adaption will not be a blockbuster (seeing it tonight) and the studio will be lucky to break even. Niche audience...that I'm glad to be a part of.

west jordan , UT

The gay community will make sure there is not another movie no matter how this one does. This one got by being made before the gay community found out about Cards personal view. People dont you realize that if you do not agree with the gay life style or view or lib point of view you will be ran out of Hollywood.

Call idealist but I remember there was once a thing call the 1st amendment and what made this country great was you could express your view points or live your life the way you wanted without people coming after you, what was I thinking that people are allowed to think for themselves?

Love the books and looking forward to seeing the movie once I get the chance, even if my gay friends will be upset with me.

mid-state, TN

@evansrichdm --

"This one got by being made before the gay community found out about Cards personal view."

Actually, the "gay community" has been aware of Card's "personal view" for the last 20 years. I heard him speak against homosexuals myself, in Utah, in the early 1990s.

"I remember there was once a thing call the 1st amendment..."

The National Organization for Marriage -- of which Card has been a board member for several years -- is currently running TWO boycotts against companies with pro-gay policies. Why is it okay for them to run boycotts, but not for anyone else??

"Love the books and looking forward to seeing the movie once I get the chance, even if my gay friends will be upset with me."

I think EVERYONE should go see the movie. Lionsgate Entertainment has very strong PRO-gay policies, and has for years. They have also planned to host a pro-gay fundraiser in conjunction with Ender's Game. By seeing the movie, you are supporting a pro-gay company with more than 600 employees.

Support gay rights! Go see Ender's Game! :-)

Brookings, SD

I saw Ender's game and I have to say I was not happy. I was and still am a huge fan of the books, but this movie was disappointing. There were too many differences from the book that made absolutely no sense to change. Some of the changes were practical, like making them teens instead of children like in the book. But some did nothing more than to irk me in ways I never want to be Irked again.

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