Ender's Game movie

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by Darth_Daver, Apr 28, 2011.

  1. Knight Templar

    Knight Templar Commodore

    Mar 13, 2012
    It is bigger than that.

    A key part of the book are the two times that you have the kid who is the "hero" of the book beat other kids to death with his bare hands.

    I've heard this is one reason that a studio wanted desperately to make the characters teen to late teenagers for the movie.

    They did not want to show the "hero kid" beating another kid to death in the shower.

    But those two scenes are vital to the movie because they form the basis of why Ender is chosen to lead the war against the buggers. They want someone who will fight with ruthless finality and kill the buggers once and for all but someone who is also sympathetic enough that his fellow commanders will follow him without hesitation.
  2. RoJoHen

    RoJoHen Awesome Premium Member

    Apr 14, 2000
    QC, IL, USA
    As a sidenote, I just finished reading OSC's latest Enderverse novel "Shadows in Flight," which I thought was a very nice story. It tells the tale of Bean and his children as they fly through the galaxy trying to cure themselves of their gigantism. I actually found that it was an excellent way to wrap up both Ender's and Bean's sagas.