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Ender's Game [Blu-ray] [Import]

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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)
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By Steven Aldersley TOP 50 REVIEWER
Format:Blu-ray
I'm a big reader of science fiction, and Orson Scott Card's Ender's Game series is probably my favorite. The only things that come close are Hyperion by Dan Simmons and Lois McMaster Bujold's Vorkosigan Saga. I've read Ender's Game more than 10 times, including two or three occasions on which I finished it in a single sitting. One of my college papers is based on the novel and is published on Card's website.

Yes, I'm a fan.

So, as you can imagine, I have been looking forward to an Ender's Game movie long before I ever thought it might happen. For me, it had the potential to be the best science fiction movie ever made, if done well. After assembling a strong cast, my expectations could not have been higher as I sat down to watch the IMAX version today.

The basic premise is that an alien race, known as the Formics or Buggers, invaded Earth fifty years ago. The invading fleet was defeated, but another attack is expected. In order to be ready to face a species that learns from its mistakes, the International Fleet has come up with a strategy: A program was established to observe the behavior of young children, hoping that the best young geniuses of the time would be able to become the top military strategists by the time they were needed. Ender Wiggin was chosen as one of the trainees.

The movie deviates considerably from the book, but it's necessary. I am not here to tell you why the book is better, I'm here to tell you whether Ender's Game works as a movie. However, I must explain some of the key differences. In the book, Ender begins his training at the age of six, while all of the trainees in the movie appear to be 15 or older. I understand that it would be impossible to find dozens of 6-year-old actors capable of carrying this story.
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Having been a lover of the book for many years, like 'Lord of the Rings', I had assumed for the longest time that the ideas and concepts in the book were not film-able. Well thanks to the great advances in CGI and film processing both books have now been made and have been successfully interpreted for the bog screen. Loved the film and the look of the movie but most of all, I was extremely happy with the casting of all the main characters and the special care the director showed in respecting the book. I just hope that Hollywood sees the potential to continue with sequels of Ender's journey.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Nice addition to our collection. Aug. 20 2014
By Paul
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
Better than expected. I found it a bit slow in places however it keeps you wanting to know what's going to happen.....
Would I buy it for $25 bucks...probably not but for the $10 bucks I paid on Amazon for sure yes. Plus you get all 3 copies.
Nice addition to our collection.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Blasphemy Aug. 22 2014
By Big Dog
Format:Blu-ray
If you haven't read the book, it's a slightly confusing movie.
If you have read and love the book, you will be annoyed very early on, angry by the middle, and yelling at the screen through the rest, and feeling violated afterwards.
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By Dr. Joseph Lee #1 HALL OF FAME TOP 10 REVIEWER
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
VIDEO:

Ender’s Game arrives on blu-ray with MPEG-4 AVC (33.97 Mbps) 1080p 2.40:1 encode. The picture was photographed digitally with the Red Epic camera system. The imagery is heavily CGI produced with green screen elements. Colour fidelity is generally excellent, though, at times the imagery appears undersaturated. Ender’s training in space is cold in appearance, with yellow dress against slate grayish and bluish backdrops highlighted with active lighting. The production design creates a capsule environment that is subdued in brightness. The zero gravity games are played out in a darkened environment that exhibits excellent shadow delineation. The battle scenes are richly glowing in brownish golds with engaging dimensionality. This is a dynamic visual experience (with high bit-rate). (4.5/5)

AUDIO:

The DTS-HD 7.1 Master Audio soundtrack is strong on atmospherics and sound effects enhanced with deep bass. Along with an aggressive orchestral music score that projects well into the soundfield from the wide and deep soundstage, surround envelopment is strongly presented, for an effective immersive experience. Dialogue is nicely integrated spatially. This is an excellent science fiction soundtrack that creates a dimensional soundfield experience with excellent fidelity and impressive dynamics. (5/5)

MOVIE:

The Earth was ravaged by the Formics, an alien race seemingly determined to destroy humanity. Seventy years later, the people of Earth remain banded together to prevent their own annihilation from this technologically superior alien species.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Atmospheric Tribulations March 5 2014
By Stella Carrier TOP 100 REVIEWER
Format:DVD
I decided to check out Ender’s Game with my husband after he expressed an interest in watching it. Ender’s Game follows the plight of a talented youth who shows potential for military leadership. Ender is selected for specialized training that would prepare him for an upcoming space battle. The character of Ender is shown enduring great tests to sharpen his readiness alongside other adolescents who are also highly gifted. Harrison Ford plays one of the military leaders who spearheads a great portion of the training. Ender’s Game is great for those who like science fiction films with a metaphorical slant.
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