Review: Ender’s Game

Rating: Worth a matinee of $6-$8 on a big screen with good audio.

Cast heavy weights, Harrison Ford, Colonel Graff, and Ben Kingsley, Mazer Rackham, had portrayed characters hardened by the military threat of an alien race, the Formics. Viola Davis as Major Gwen Andersen and Asa Butterfield’s, Ender Wiggin, had served as emotional counterpoint to the psychology of war. At beginning of the movie, a school bully had corned Ender into a violent situation. Using brutal force with strategy, Ender’s response had caught the eye of Ford’s Graff. Deciding to mentor Ender, Graff had started throwing different challenges at his prize horse.

With each level of success, Ender had faced increasingly more complex moral dilemmas. At one point, he had decided to quit his military training after an injury to a peer; however, his sister, Valentine, had convinced him to continue on, despite his misgivings regarding Colonel Graff. After completing his training, Ender had faced his greatest challenge, a genocide. Coping with this reality, he had searched for more substance behind his actions and a means of atonement.

The film had explored a sea of adult themes like leadership, mentoring, teamwork, genocide, and ego. Despite the youthful perspective, the movie had delivered serious points of the rational behind going into battle blindly. If you had enjoyed science fiction genre, definitely get out to see this on a big screen with great audio.

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Ender’s Game (IMDB)

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