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Old February 21 2013, 03:10 PM   #16
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Re: Ender's Game (2013 Film)

Is Harrison Ford going to wear a fat suit? If you've read the book, you know why I'm asking.
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Old February 22 2013, 06:32 AM   #17
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I am very much against Card's opinions on this, but what does this have to do with his ability to write a good Superman story? Just like a gay writer does not have to write stories about gay issues (eg. Lincoln), an anti-gay writer does not have to write pro-hetero/anti-gay stories.

We really need to get some societal perspective.
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Old February 22 2013, 06:59 AM   #18
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I have concerns he can't write a good Superman story because he can no longer write. Uncle Orson was a two-hit wonder.
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Old February 22 2013, 07:06 AM   #19
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Read EG and enjoyed it. Never followed up with the others because the end end of EG got a little too weird for me. And I was told the rest of the books followed those paths as well.

I'll check out the movie, hopefully it'll be decent. But I agree with what others posters say about the author...a bit of a wacko.
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Old April 22 2013, 02:12 PM   #20
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trailer debuts

the film's first trailer, which won't play in theaters until Star Trek Into Darkness opens next month. Unlike other major franchise launches, the trailer did not hold back on giving fans a great deal of what they want to see: The zero gravity Battle Room; several battles with Bugger ships; the Maori facial tattoos on Mazer Rackham (Ben Kingsley), etc.
First Trailer For “Ender's Game” Debuts At CinemaCon

Other things we caught in the trailer: Ender saying a very tear-filled goodbye to his sister, Valentine (played by Abigail Breslin). A shot of a group of kids playing baseball in a cold space station hallway while Major Gwen Anderson (Viola Davis) asks, "you don't see them as children, do you?" A few shots of a Formic planet that is red, sandy and full of giant, jutting mountains. It looks like there's a base set up inside the mountains.
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next month we'll see the trailer May 17.
Card warned fans of the book they should not expect to see a completely faithful adaptation when they buy their movie tickets in November. Subplots like Peter and Valentine’s Internet personas are rumored to be absent from the film.
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Old May 3 2013, 03:53 PM   #21
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First footage from the movie

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Old May 3 2013, 05:18 PM   #22
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I can safely say I never pictured the stars or the battle room looking anything like they conceived in that short clip. I was thinking more a solid off white instead of glass into space.
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Old May 3 2013, 06:08 PM   #23
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I can safely say I never pictured the stars or the battle room looking anything like they conceived in that short clip. I was thinking more a solid off white instead of glass into space.
And I always pictured it looking like a really big version of TNG's Holodeck.
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Old May 4 2013, 05:14 PM   #24
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I liked this book for its occasionally disturbing depiction of a child prodigy with a thoroughly damaged psyche.

Somehow I fear this film will omit everything that makes this story stand out.
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Old May 5 2013, 06:36 AM   #25
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I can safely say I never pictured the stars or the battle room looking anything like they conceived in that short clip. I was thinking more a solid off white instead of glass into space.
And I always pictured it looking like a really big version of TNG's Holodeck.
It's the 21. century, it should look way better.
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Old May 7 2013, 10:03 PM   #26
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The trailer is out.
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Old May 7 2013, 10:09 PM   #27
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I think the trailer looks pretty good, personally. I've only seen it with the sound off, so I can't comment on the music or dialogue. The kids are obviously older than in the book, but aside from that it looks not-too-far from how I imagined it.

I can't believe one of my all-time favorite novels is going to star one of my all-time favorite actors (Harrison Ford).
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Old May 7 2013, 10:22 PM   #28
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Not how I imagined it, but I think this could work.
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Old May 7 2013, 10:35 PM   #29
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Looks pretty good. I've only read the book once years ago but, aside from the children's ages (which I never thought would be done correctly), it looks mostly accurate from what I recall. However, I can't immediately recall what characters Ben Kingsley or Viola Davis are suppose to be playing.
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Old May 7 2013, 10:40 PM   #30
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It looks good, albeit more slick and colorful than the visuals I imagined when reading the book.
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