'Ender's Game' reels in curious audiences

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  • Contrariusiests mid-state, TN
    Nov. 5, 2013 12:53 p.m.

    @WhyAmIhere? --

    "those opposed to Mr Cards opinions just couldn't sway enough support to their cause. "

    I have encouraged everyone to go see the movie.

    Lionsgate Films is being honored by the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network for its extensive pro-gay policies.

    The studio is an industry leader in ensuring workplace protections and benefits for LGBT people, including benefits for same-sex couples. It has also previously produced excellent gay-inclusive movies like "Gods and Monsters" and "The Perks of Being a Wallflower. Additionally, Lionsgate has been planning to host an LGBT-oriented fundraiser in association with the film.

    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 over 600 people.

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

    As for the movie's supposed success -- the NYT reports that "“Ender’s Game” took in a so-so $28 million at North American theaters over the weekend, winning the box-office race but probably ending studio hopes of introducing a new film franchise."

    The movie cost $110 million to make, incidentally.

  • no comment New Orleans, LA
    Nov. 5, 2013 12:22 a.m.

    It is no surprise that critics pan the movie. Often when I see a critically acclaimed movie that falls far short of the reviews, I have noted that the movie promotes a gay lifestyle. In short, any movie that promotes homosexuality is granted an extra star or two. PC before honesty, always.

    It only follows that as angry as Hollywood is at Card for his stand against gay marriage, critics will trash the movie whether they like it or not.

    And what of the critic that liked the movie and wants to tell the truth? They will be ostracized by their peers, and their very job may be in jeopardy if they don't toe the party line.

    So evaluate the politics before reading the review.

  • WhyAmIhere? Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Nov. 4, 2013 8:52 p.m.

    With all the talk about boycotting this film I didn't think it would stay in the theaters past Saturday night. I guess those opposed to Mr Cards opinions just couldn't sway enough support to their cause.

    I had wanted to see the film on Saturday but too many things came up.. I'll be going tomorrow or Wednesday.

  • gittalopctbi Glendale, AZ
    Nov. 4, 2013 8:22 p.m.

    So much for the "boycott," eh?

  • evansrichdm west jordan , UT
    Nov. 4, 2013 7:06 p.m.

    Saw it loved it enough said.