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(Entertainment Weekly)   First look at Harrison Ford and Ender in "Ender's Game"   (insidemovies.ew.com) divider line 136
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2012-12-05 09:18:11 PM
That kid is so getting a finger in his face.

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2012-12-05 09:41:58 PM
Finally!
 
2012-12-05 10:29:51 PM
I've never thought that book would adapt well to a movie... I hope I'm wrong, but I don't have high hopes going in to it. I've read the book probably at least two hundred times, and of all the books in the 'Enderverse', I think it would be the toughest to bring to life.
 
2012-12-05 11:39:35 PM

The Onion is prophetic: I've never thought that book would adapt well to a movie... I hope I'm wrong, but I don't have high hopes going in to it. I've read the book probably at least two hundred times, and of all the books in the 'Enderverse', I think it would be the toughest to bring to life.


Really? The first book(my favorite scifi book fwiw) is not an overly complicated story. I've always thought it would be a great movie.
 
2012-12-05 11:51:30 PM

dugitman: The Onion is prophetic: I've never thought that book would adapt well to a movie... I hope I'm wrong, but I don't have high hopes going in to it. I've read the book probably at least two hundred times, and of all the books in the 'Enderverse', I think it would be the toughest to bring to life.

Really? The first book(my favorite scifi book fwiw) is not an overly complicated story. I've always thought it would be a great movie.


I think the problem I have with a movie is that it's a very straightforward story, but that's not good enough for anyone in Hollywood, so they're going to add in a bunch of crap... I wouldn't doubt if they tried to do some stupid love story between Ender and Petra. Like I said, I hope I'm wrong, but knowing what Hollywood does to things, I'm betting they're going to fark it all up.
 
2012-12-05 11:55:08 PM
Ender, *puts on sunglasses* shot first and ended it. YEEAAHHH!!

/DNRTFA
 
2012-12-06 12:09:24 AM

The Onion is prophetic: I think the problem I have with a movie is that it's a very straightforward story, but that's not good enough for anyone in Hollywood, so they're going to add in a bunch of crap... I wouldn't doubt if they tried to do some stupid love story between Ender and Petra. Like I said, I hope I'm wrong, but knowing what Hollywood does to things, I'm betting they're going to fark it all up.


Do it like 6th Sense with the production/directing and you got it. The studio, producer, director, and cast all have to be on board... but accomplish that and do a soft release. That's GOLD, Jerry!!
 
2012-12-06 12:39:00 AM
meh, card wrote his universe into the ground. and since it turns out he's a biggoted and insane jackwagon in real life, i wont be giving him any money by watching hollywood screw up this movie
 
2012-12-06 12:40:04 AM
Nice. They nailed the set and costume design. It fits the book and what I imagined, tbqh.
 
2012-12-06 12:59:34 AM
That's Ender?

www.sectalk.com

/but seriously, I'm excited.
 
2012-12-06 01:05:50 AM

tlchwi02: meh, card wrote his universe into the ground. and since it turns out he's a biggoted and insane jackwagon in real life, i wont be giving him any money by watching hollywood screw up this movie


This.

The first one ruled, the second one...ok, third...meh. After that they just get stupid.
Plus Card is a nutcase and went public about being nuts. Sorta killed it for me.
 
2012-12-06 01:06:47 AM
Ender's Game is one of those books that I've heard about for decades, but never did get around to reading.
 
2012-12-06 01:09:35 AM

Alphax: Ender's Game is one of those books that I've heard about for decades, but never did get around to reading.


Read it, then STOP! It's like the Matrix, and the sequels that don't exist.
 
2012-12-06 01:17:32 AM

natmar_76: Nice. They nailed the set and costume design. It fits the book and what I imagined, tbqh.


The kids are wearing clothes that look like they came off a shelf at Target, and Ford is wearing a generic military uniform with a neat patch. Unless there's a bunch of photos you've seen that aren't in the article, I don't see how they nailed the costumes. They're very plain and generic.
 
2012-12-06 01:18:53 AM
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Despite that change, Hood wants fans of the novel to know that he holds Ender's Game, the book, in high esteem. (We already know he maintained the emotion-monitoring chip on the back of Ender's neck.) "I am a fan," he says, "and I have had a desire to do this and have been working on this now for nearly four years."


Am I the only one that is amazed that a hollywood director is literate enough to hold a book in high esteem?
 
2012-12-06 01:19:54 AM

Alphax: Ender's Game is one of those books that I've heard about for decades, but never did get around to reading.


That's how it is for me too. I read one Orson Scott Card book once long ago, and it was terrible, like really bad. Something about lost kids or something, who knows, it sucked. Then the dude whines about gay people and clings to his Mormonism, it's hard to really see how I could enjoy one of his books. Then again, Ray Bradbury was a nutty neocon when he died, so who knows. And just look at Alan Moore.
 
2012-12-06 01:27:55 AM

Confabulat: Alphax: Ender's Game is one of those books that I've heard about for decades, but never did get around to reading.

That's how it is for me too. I read one Orson Scott Card book once long ago, and it was terrible, like really bad. Something about lost kids or something, who knows, it sucked. Then the dude whines about gay people and clings to his Mormonism, it's hard to really see how I could enjoy one of his books. Then again, Ray Bradbury was a nutty neocon when he died, so who knows. And just look at Alan Moore.


In all seriousness when a person is pretty... "eccentric", to put it nicely, they are also potentially very creative. Has something to do with their personality type. You'll notice all the greatest authors and creative types have the same personality type. Think about it. You'd have to be pretty imaginative and creative to come up with some of the real life eccentricities they hold.
 
2012-12-06 01:31:37 AM
Great book. Good series. Movie will probably suck but I'll watch it eventually.

Glad it will finally become a movie because the publicity should lead to more people reading the book.
 
2012-12-06 01:42:12 AM
I hope the child actors can have the range required to carry the story. Ben Kingsley and Harrison Ford will no doubt execute well.

/looking forward with guarded optimism.
 
2012-12-06 01:43:33 AM

Confabulat: Alphax: Ender's Game is one of those books that I've heard about for decades, but never did get around to reading.

That's how it is for me too. I read one Orson Scott Card book once long ago, and it was terrible, like really bad. Something about lost kids or something, who knows, it sucked. Then the dude whines about gay people and clings to his Mormonism, it's hard to really see how I could enjoy one of his books. Then again, Ray Bradbury was a nutty neocon when he died, so who knows. And just look at Alan Moore.


Ender's Game is far and away the best. That and the parallel story from a different character's pov Ender's Shadow were the only two books of his I've ever made it through and even the latter was a bit of a struggle. I'd recommend spending a dollar or two for it at the used store. Card is a complete loon these days so I'm not sure what I'll do about the movie yet. With a book you're pretty much just supporting the author and the editor, but with a movie there's so many other people worthy of support.
 
2012-12-06 01:44:11 AM
I hope they drop that weird trippy computer game from the movie. It's the something that didn't really appeal to me as I read the book. It's not the 70s anymore, and people know computers don't work like that.

And I hope they drop the 'third child' thing from the movie, too. It's a holdover from the 70s too. There's not a single first-world country that has any kind of a problem with population growth from fertility rate.
 
2012-12-06 01:48:05 AM

ParagonComplex: In all seriousness when a person is pretty... "eccentric", to put it nicely, they are also potentially very creative. Has something to do with their personality type. You'll notice all the greatest authors and creative types have the same personality type. Think about it. You'd have to be pretty imaginative and creative to come up with some of the real life eccentricities they hold.


You know who else was eccentric and an author?
 
2012-12-06 01:52:47 AM

gingerjet: You know who else was eccentric and an author?


dancingczars.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-12-06 01:54:41 AM

Gonzee: Alphax: Ender's Game is one of those books that I've heard about for decades, but never did get around to reading.

Read it, then STOP! It's like the Matrix, and the sequels that don't exist.


Hey! I liked Speaker for the Dead even more than Ender's Game.
 
2012-12-06 01:58:55 AM
i.qkme.me
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2012-12-06 01:59:41 AM

Alphax: Ender's Game is one of those books that I've heard about for decades, but never did get around to reading.


SO tempted to post teh spoiler...
 
2012-12-06 02:03:05 AM
Orson Scott Card is a tool, but he did write Enders Game....looking forward to it.
 
2012-12-06 02:15:12 AM

fusillade762: Alphax: Ender's Game is one of those books that I've heard about for decades, but never did get around to reading.

SO tempted to post teh spoiler...


It was Earth all along!
 
2012-12-06 02:23:17 AM

fusillade762: Alphax: Ender's Game is one of those books that I've heard about for decades, but never did get around to reading.

SO tempted to post teh spoiler...


I don't think thae fact the kid is gay makes any diffrence these days.
 
2012-12-06 02:23:50 AM
I've always wanted to bang Val.

/also Jane
//these kids are too farking old
///thought i'd be in before the card hate
 
2012-12-06 03:03:23 AM

gingerjet: You know who else was eccentric and an author?


Ambrose Bierce, who once said, "Have have the heart of a small child; I keep it in a box on my desk"?
 
2012-12-06 03:03:49 AM

The All-Powerful Atheismo: fusillade762: Alphax: Ender's Game is one of those books that I've heard about for decades, but never did get around to reading.

SO tempted to post teh spoiler...

It was Earth all along!


Snape kills Dumbledore.
 
2012-12-06 03:08:33 AM

robohobo: I've always wanted to bang Val.

/also Jane
//these kids are too farking old
///thought i'd be in before the card hate


You thought you'd be in before the hate? This is FARK. If you look to the right and see the comments are above zero, y
 
2012-12-06 03:10:04 AM
I only ever read Ender's Game and Speaker for the Dead.

Then someone told me that the Homecoming series was good.

It wasn't.

And after finishing Homecoming, I suspect Orson Scott Card might be a lunatic, and I think I have a severe prejudice against mormons. What a shiatty series.
 
2012-12-06 03:14:13 AM

Confabulat: Alphax: Ender's Game is one of those books that I've heard about for decades, but never did get around to reading.

That's how it is for me too. I read one Orson Scott Card book once long ago, and it was terrible, like really bad. Something about lost kids or something, who knows, it sucked. Then the dude whines about gay people and clings to his Mormonism, it's hard to really see how I could enjoy one of his books. Then again, Ray Bradbury was a nutty neocon when he died, so who knows. And just look at Alan Moore.


Ender's Game was the first Card book I read. I liked it so much I ran out to find more of his stuff and wound up with the Homecoming (or whatever its called) series. Jesus Christ I wanted to like those books, really I did. There were some interesting ideas there. But it was just so preachy and long winded and it just felt off somehow. Years later I find out he was Mormon and it all made sense.
 
2012-12-06 03:28:48 AM

Sidereal: That's Ender?

[www.sectalk.com image 600x450]

/but seriously, I'm excited.


Came here to say this. Those look like young teens. Ender is supposed to be in, like, elementary school. The fact that they're not even close to old enough to join the army was a key point in the story, because the kids are young enough to be pliable still, and teenage hormones wouldn't be effecting them yet. Six year old Bean would stick out like a sore thumb in that lineup.
 
2012-12-06 03:34:38 AM

ModernLuddite: I only ever read Ender's Game and Speaker for the Dead.

Then someone told me that the Homecoming series was good.

It wasn't.

And after finishing Homecoming, I suspect Orson Scott Card might be a lunatic, and I think I have a severe prejudice against mormons. What a shiatty series.


I totally dug the Homecoming series, except the last book, which was just batshiat crazy and made zero sense.
 
2012-12-06 03:36:35 AM

natmar_76: Nice. They nailed the set and costume design. It fits the book and what I imagined, tbqh.


I concur. Also, which way is the enemy base?
 
2012-12-06 03:40:13 AM

Serious Black: The All-Powerful Atheismo: fusillade762: Alphax: Ender's Game is one of those books that I've heard about for decades, but never did get around to reading.

SO tempted to post teh spoiler...

It was Earth all along!

Snape kills Dumbledore.


Soilent green is people!
 
2012-12-06 03:51:16 AM
Am I the only one that's disappointed that the people who worked on the live action Halo stuff weren't involved? Because they were fairly good at bringing that stuff to life without needing insane amounts of CGI.

/this looks like a meh movie
 
2012-12-06 03:57:16 AM
Is it a "you have to read it when you're young to get it" kind of thing? I was about 30 when I finally read it and I didn't see what the big deal was. Mostly I couldn't figure out why if he was going to write a book about kids who talk and act like adults, why not just make them adults?
 
2012-12-06 03:58:19 AM
I'm glad Ford is getting a paycheck and all, but Ender's Game is Boooooooooring. Read it.

Fridge logic, the whole thing.

Won't care to see a movie. And then the end-third, "let's be bloggers and the whole world will think we're geniuses and make us their leader"

*EPIC EYEROLL*
 
mhd
2012-12-06 04:03:26 AM
40+ posts about Enders Game and still no Godwin?

/It's Twilight for bullied nerds
 
2012-12-06 04:04:51 AM
I liked the Ender books when I was in Middle School, especially Speaker for the Dead, but that was before I knew about Orson Scott Card's, er, peculiarity. Now I think he and his ideas should simply fade into obscurity.
 
2012-12-06 04:05:27 AM
As we're on the subject of sci-fi books, "Snow Crash" should be a movie.

I don't care that the author's idea of an internet is dated and bizarre. Like going from FARK to CNN requires driving across a simulated planet.

OK, I just want the "Poor Impulse Control" tattoo on my forehead.
 
2012-12-06 04:07:15 AM
When I read a book. I only read it for the story. I really don't care about the author's political and or religious background. All I care if the novel/short story is a good read.

/There is always the library if you don't want to spend you money on a much hated author.
 
2012-12-06 04:09:25 AM

LDM90: Is it a "you have to read it when you're young to get it" kind of thing? I was about 30 when I finally read it and I didn't see what the big deal was. Mostly I couldn't figure out why if he was going to write a book about kids who talk and act like adults, why not just make them adults?


You know how Atlas Shrugged is only enjoyed by adult intellectual elitists? Ender's Game is like that, but for prepubescent gifted & talented program students.
 
2012-12-06 04:15:51 AM
As someone named Graff, I'm really getting a kick...
 
2012-12-06 04:20:52 AM
I loved Ender's Game. I hope they don't fark it up.

The Onion is prophetic: I've never thought that book would adapt well to a movie... I hope I'm wrong, but I don't have high hopes going in to it. I've read the book probably at least two hundred times, and of all the books in the 'Enderverse', I think it would be the toughest to bring to life.


Speaker for the Dead is also great, but would be really difficult in film.
 
2012-12-06 04:24:28 AM
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I hope the Battle Room scenes resemble Dead Space.
 
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