28 years in the making, 'Ender's Game' comes to theaters

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  • bradleyc Layton, UT
    Nov. 6, 2013 5:09 p.m.

    Great book and the Movie absolutely does the book justice.
    Well done Brother Card! I can't wait for the new books to come out.

  • Shazandra Bakersfield, CA
    Nov. 5, 2013 5:26 p.m.

    I knew nothing of the book or characters, found Ford to be stilted, but everyone else was spot on. Very entertaining, excellent acting, amazing graphics; far and above better than Gravity or Food Games bizarro stuff. For an LDS author, it speaks volumes ahead of the vampire obsessives... IMHO.

    As for Card's personal and religious opinions, he has never been against gay people, but against gay marriage. Try and stop smearing every opinion that disagrees with yours as hate-tinged. Nothing could be further from the truth. You can "hate" the sin and love the sinner, just as Jesus did.

    I am not a Card fan per se, but now I am going to get the book to check out the quality of the 33-year old writer's work. Beats living in the trashy underworld of immortal Draculas. I'm a die-hard Bradbury fan, anyhoo. Go Bro. Card!

  • BU52 Provo, ut
    Nov. 4, 2013 3:53 p.m.

    I read the book way back when, I enjoyed the movie-well acted and thought provoking. And apparently in future earth there was no discussion of gays in the military.

  • Contrariusesterer mid-state, TN
    Nov. 1, 2013 12:20 p.m.

    @One Angry Salebarn Worker
    "Not normally my viewing fare, but because of opposition to the movie from other circles, will go to the movie, and encourage 120 tenth grade English students to do the same."

    That's great! I think it's wonderful for you to support gay rights this way -- and especially for you to encourage your students to support gay rights as well. Good for you!

    I personally hope that EVERYONE will go to see this movie. Lionsgate Entertainment, the company that produced "Ender's Game", is a prominent gay-rights supporter in the movie industry. They have recognized and promoted equal treatment of gays in their workplace for years, including providing equal benefits for gay couples even while gay marriage was not being recognized in CA. Also, they are planning to throw a benefit for gay-oriented charities coordinating with the movie premiere.

    So we can choose to boycott one man who has worked against gay rights -- or we can choose to support an entire company which has fought FOR gay rights for years, and which employs hundreds of people.

    Support gay rights! Go see "Ender's Game"!

  • Osgrath Provo, UT
    Oct. 31, 2013 11:00 p.m.

    People who predict a movie they know nothing about will be a big flop remind me of people who predict how the coming football or basketball game will end up. Of course, making such a prediction does not require the person to outline any reasons or justifications for the prediction - logical since there is no reason other than prejudice.

  • RockOn Spanish Fork, UT
    Oct. 31, 2013 11:00 p.m.

    Looking forward to seeing it. Great book. Should be fun to see how they brought it to the screen.

  • Y-Ask-Y? Provo, UT
    Oct. 31, 2013 8:31 p.m.

    I enjoyed the books, but the movie trailers don't impress me. Here's hoping it is better than I expect.

    P.s. Card's bigotry is irrelevant to the movie

  • One Angry Salebarn Worker Madison, SD
    Oct. 31, 2013 6:25 p.m.

    Not normally my viewing fare, but because of opposition to the movie from other circles, will go to the movie, and encourage 120 tenth grade English students to do the same.

  • JoCo Ute Grants Pass, OR
    Oct. 31, 2013 4:33 p.m.

    I enjoyed this book and have passed my excitement on to my children and they to theirs. As for a boycott for political purposes. . . it makes no sense. This book, as any creative work, deserves to stand (or fall) based on its merit and not on any questions involving the politics of the author. Although I am totally opposed to Card's political/religious rants I believe that it makes no more sense to boycott, AKA Censor, a movie based on Card's book than it would to attempt to censor a creative work from either a gay or lesbian author just because of their life style or beliefs.

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    Oct. 31, 2013 4:13 p.m.

    And after all that, the only reason it's a story here at all has nothing whatsoever to do with the movie.