#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – The Earth was ravaged by the Formics, an alien race seemingly determined to destroy humanity. Fifty years later, the people of Earth remain banded together to prevent their own annihilation from this technologically superior alien species. Ender Wiggin, a quiet but brilliant boy, may become the savior of the human race. He is separated from his beloved sister and his terrifying brother and brought to battle school in orbit around earth. He will be tested and honed into an empathetic killer who begins to despise what he does as he learns to fight in hopes of saving Earth and his family.
Plot: Based on the classic novel by Orson Scott Card, Ender’s Game is the story of the Earth’s most gifted children training to defend their homeplanet in the space wars of the future.
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Needs an extended version
The box-office failure of big budget (110m$) book adaptation ‘Ender’s Game’ doesn’t bode well for the future of my favorite movie genre. Writer Orson Scott Card has had many offers since the book release in 1985 to turn it into a film. He rejected many of them because of creative differences and because most Studios insisted on making Ender older (in the book he’s 6 to 10 years old). There were plans in 2003 by Warner Brothers to let Wolfgang Petersen have a go at it with a script written by Card himself. Card’s script was a fusion of ‘Ender’s Game’ and ‘Ender’s Shadow’. In 2010 Gavin Hood got attached as director and screenwriter and the script became based on the first book again with plans to make it into a franchise or a TV series if successful. Unfortunately EG made only 112m$ worldwide (although it opened first place in the US with 27m$) so all future plans have been put on ice. It’s really a shame because as far as science fiction flicks go this really is one of the better ones. The VFX were done by Digital Domain who also co-financed the film and they look absolutely stunning. This film will a good 4K showcase Blu-ray when they finalize the format at the end of 2014. The film follows the book quite closely but because of the time constraints of the film medium a lot of events had to be compressed and some subplots where eliminated. 113 mins really is too short, an extra 40 mins or so would have let more room to expand on Ender’s training etc. Altogether I think most fans of the book will be happy with the end result but it it just lacks the depth the book had to offer. So hopefully they make a 3 hour extended version (depending on how much material they shot) on BD to give the story more time to breathe.
What was the Editor’s Game?
Unfilmable, he said. OSC said that his “Pre-teen Sociopath Commits Genocide On Unfortunately Named Space Ants In Space” novel was unable to be filmed simply because the majority of the content takes place in Ender’s head. His feelings, the complexity of dealing with his siblings, his resentment and burden of duty. So what best way to apply this cerebral sci-fi to celluloid?
Just ignore the thinky bits.
Ender’s Game, The Movie certainly cracks along at quite a pace, you’re not left looking at your watching and wondering how long before things wrap up. And the acting is solid enough, complaints there. What doesn’t work is the adaptation itself, and the editing.
Anyone who’s read the books before going into the cinema will recognise the framework of the story, but will wonder where all of the plot went. Peter appears for all of one scene, solely to show that, yes, he’s a violent dick. Valentine appears more often, but mostly as a plot device more than anything character driven. Valentine is nice, Ender likes Valentine, Ender misses Valentine. Locke and Demosthenes? Never heard of them, they don’t exist in this version of events. The Mind Game, the one that Ender plays throughout EGTB and mirrors his mental state and thought process? Reduced to a two minute Flash game on an iPad and a sequence of foreshadowing for later in the movie. The series of battle games between the armies that slowly erode Ender’s resolve as Graff systematically changes the rules to break Ender down? One 2 v 1 match. Characters are blurred together and virtually written out (notably, neither of the kids Ender beats the hell out of die, assumedly to garner audience empathy – and all the characters are at about twice the age of the ones in the novels, maybe to stop people having to see a 6 year old boy murder another kid in the showers…) and the end result is very different to the novels.
And the editing. It’s all over the place – when watching this movie you will feel that it’s an edited for TV version and that someone cut out the wrong scenes. The first battle room scene ends abruptly, with not even a discussion of what happened in it. Ender goes from being in Salamander army to being given the name of a new army, to having a whole new army who almost instantly respect him. Worst of all is Ender wanting to quit the program, whereas in EGTB it took place over time and was caused by Graff’s increasingly gruelling changing of rules, in EGTM it happens after one game, and the sudden jumps in narrative make Ender look at best like a petulant child and at worst like a schizophrenic:
Graff: “Wake them up early for a game!” Ender: “It’s 3am, we’re playing a game!” Ender’s Army: “It’s 2 v 1!” Ender: “Graff’s changing the rules! We can still do this, follow my instructions.” Ender’s Army: “We won using a combination of sacrifice and improbable formations that probably won’t foreshadow anything later in the movie at all, hooray!” Ender: “Everything is awesome!” Bonzo: “I am named after a dog and therefore hate you, let me beat you up.” Ender: “Oh no, I fought back and hurt him, but he is DEFINITELY still alive. I hate you, Graff, everything is terrible and I’m running away to Earth!”
Although the film as a whole moves quickly, the story itself lurches in patches of ten minute sequences, followed by jumps to the next patch. Perhaps due to the nature of the novel, if you take out the internal narrative and subplots this is what you get, but it seems strange that on one hand the movie would take such liberties with the source material, but on the other hand follow the set pieces so slavishly that it would disrupt the flow of the story.
As a sci-fi film in a vacuum, it’s competent – for some reason it reminded me of Stargate, with elements of The Hunger Games – but flawed in places and has a very uneven and badly edited narrative flow. As an adaptation of EGTB… it’s a bit of a Bugger.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 54 min (114 min)
Genre Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Director Gavin Hood
Writer Gavin Hood (screenplay by), Orson Scott Card (based on the book Ender’s Game by)
Actors Asa Butterfield, Harrison Ford, Hailee Steinfeld, Abigail Breslin
Awards 1 win & 6 nominations.
Production Company Chartoff Productions, Digital Domain, K/O Paper Products, Odd Lot Entertainment, Taleswapper
Sound Mix Dolby Digital, Datasat, Dolby Atmos, Auro 11.1, Dolby Surround 7.1, Sonics-DDP, SDDS, 12-Track Digital Sound, IMAX 6-Track
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Red Epic, Panavision Primo Lenses
Laboratory DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA (prints), LightIRON Digital, Los Angeles (CA), USA (digital intermediate)
Film Length 3,118 m (6 reels)
Negative Format Redcode RAW
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Redcode RAW (5K) (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic) (Kodak Vision 2383), D-Cinema