- Dec 2, 2003
- Reaction score
WTF, wonder who will play Mazer, oh god this could suck i'd be upset.
Eh, I don't know if I agree with that. Speaker for the Dead and Xenocide were both excellent as well, if not a different style from Ender's Game. Children of the Mind got a little silly with the technology, but was okay otherwise.Yes, I would hope so. Ender's Game is one of the only books he's written that's not half-assed.
I should have said series not book. I actually thought Ender's Shadow was a better overall series than Ender's story.Eh, I don't know if I agree with that. Speaker for the Dead and Xenocide were both excellent as well, if not a different style from Ender's Game. Children of the Mind got a little silly with the technology, but was okay otherwise.
The rest of the books in that universe are not bad and flesh out the story better, but don't really stand out on their own.
Are you seriously expecting that kind of nuance from a film adaptation of a book about space aliens? I think you're in for disappointment if so.Ender's Shadow is a better series, for sure. Ender's series is pretty solid though. Game and Speaker are both great and then it steadily declines from there. Not really crazy about this. Looks a lot like "Hey we made the coolest super cool genius kids in space, p. sweet" not "We've created a disturbingly violent and manipulative system by which to turn children into thoughtless weapons." I mean, granted, this is a hype up trailer, but that very ending (as in the very end (though not quite the very end really) of the book) looked a little too Dragon Ball Z for me. Also, weird face tattoos, is that a thing I'm forgetting?
Most of it is mediocre at best. Even the later stuff in Ender's Game sequels feels a little too disconnected from reality and filled with hand-waving.Wait, I forgot how awesome Ender's Shadow is too. otherwise never cared for other OSC I tried to get into.
I wasn't expecting it, no. But given that's what actually makes Ender's Game good, not vivid descriptions of explodey space battles, I thought they might atleast try for it.Are you seriously expecting that kind of nuance from a film adaptation of a book about space aliens? I think you're in for disappointment if so.
Frankly, I'm not even positive as to how this movie could even in function in the latter half without focusing on the deep stuff in the books. I feel like the closest thing to making it summer action movie-y would look like an RTS.
If I know Hollywood's MO, they'll take that latter half and just slice it to pieces in order to keep the action pace going, rather than investing the effort into good writing.I'm very interested to see how much they touch on his adventure game. My guess is it will be brief if at all, but who knows.