Ender’s Game- My Review

4 buckets of popcorn

4 Buckets of Popcorn Extra Butter!

70 years after the Formic alien invasion force killed tens of millions of people, Harrison Ford is in charge of a program to find the next generation of Earth’s defenders in this spectacular big screen/IMAX film adaptation of the novel by the same name written by Orson Scott Card.

Asa Butterfield is Ender

Asa Butterfield as Ender is fleet commander to save humanity from the next alien invasion.

Starring Asa Butterfield, well known for his portrayal of the young Mordred in the hit BBC-A TV series, “MERLIN” as well as Norman in the 2010 film “Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang” and the title role in Martin Scorsese’s 2011 fantasy Hugo, Butterfield plays the part of Ender Wiggins, an exceptionally gifted young man who, it seems was born with his destiny to save humanity. His life experiences have provided him with the perfect combination of empathy, drive, self-motivation, leadership, and perseverance which allows him to quickly evaluate and overcome any situation he is faced with.

Ford, Kingsley, and Davis

Harrison Ford, Ben Kingsley, and Viola Davis are in charge of the new recruits.

Harrison Ford and Viola Davis provide outstanding performances as the primary leadership team charged with finding, recruiting, and training the young cadets to be Earth’s next generation of champions. Ben Kingsley plays the tattooed aged war hero who successfully beat off the alien invaders 70 years ago. He is given the daunting task of passing along his knowledge of the alien invading force to young Ender after Ender excells in the testing phase and initial space training phase.

Ender not only shows astute talent in the war game training simulations but also in overcoming challenges regarding his interpersonal relationships with his peers as well as his superiors, soon commanding respect from them all simply due to his innocence and cunning leadership capabilities.

I thoroughly enjoyed this movie and I think you will too if you enjoy Science Fiction and Futuristic Fantasy movies.

Comments welcome below.

About Carlin

Opinionated Computer Technician, former Pastry Chef, Realtor, and jack of many trades- master of a few. Avid movie goer who attends advance screenings to give his opinion on upcoming movies. Happily divorced father of two daughters and grandson. A small town guy living in the big city of New York.
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