Some liberal critics panned this movie because of Card's "gay"
comments. However it seems to be doing very well at the box office. It has been
#1. I enjoyed the story and see from the comments that the story and ending are
somewhat different. I will have to wait until Netflix gets it.
Like I said, no Ouch when Hollywood is your standard and your voters put Bad
Grampa and the Millers on top.Excellent movie for the non-book fans.
Now I will get the book and see how well Brother Card writes.
@evansrichdm --"It wont make a profit, the gay community made it
so with this movie. "I doubt the "gay community" had
very much to do with it.I think the call for a boycott was a good
thing, because it led to a lot of public discussion about homophobia and
political action in general -- but there was no great consensus amongst the
"gay community" or its supporters that staying away from the movie was
an important thing to do. For instance, as I've said before, I personally
encouraged everyone to go see the movie because Lionsgate is a great supporter
of gay rights -- and many other people thought that Card's political views
were irrelevant to the movie.The fact is that **most** movies
aren't blockbusters. Hollywood is a tricky business, with lots of losers. A
movie can very easily fail at the box office without being the victim of any
nefarious plot.According to yesterday's Variety, Lionsgate
won't decide about a sequel for another week or two. They are also
considering a TV spinoff.The movie cost $110 million to make. So far
the box office take has been $32 million in the US and $9 overseas.
I've been a big fan of the book for years. If there is any flaw in the
movie adaptation it's in the need for everything to feel rushed. The
book's narrative spans years while the entire experience of Battle School
in the movie seems compressed into what make have been only months, weeks or
even just days.Ender's Game was a fun film and I'd like to see
more films from Orson Scott Card's bibliography make it to the theater.
Unfortunately Hollywood politics is likely to make this our only chance to enjoy
a great author's work translated to the screen.
Leaving this detail you call a "fatal flaw" out of the first movie it a
great opener for the second movie. It's how the story transitions. The
last scene with Ender shows him traveling and sleeping. Those of us who know
the story, understand that he can hear and communicate with the queen. I bet
you ten bucks that the relating of this story to Ender is the opening scenes of
the second movie.
I loved the movie and the book. I don't know what a "fatal flaw"
for a movie is. Will it cause the death of the movie? How? Will people get up
and walk out? Will they not go based on your review? Is "fatal flaw"
just a figure of speech for movie reviewers? I guess I'm questioning
whether your headline was just a teaser to get someone to read your random
thoughts about the end of the movie.
It wont make a profit, the gay community made it so with this movie. I saw and
enjoined the movie, of course books are always better.