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Old 10-30-2013, 08:36 AM   #61
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The film will make a lot more sense if you've read the book first.
If it lacks sense without having read the book, I'd say that's a failure of the filmmakers.
Making it a richer is experience is another matter.
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If it lacks sense without having read the book, I'd say that's a failure of the filmmakers.
Making it a richer is experience is another matter.
Perhaps "sense" is too strong a word. Let me amend my statement to say that there are scenes you'll get more from if you've read the book. Eg the battle-room scenes.
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Old 10-30-2013, 10:26 AM   #63
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I read "Enders Game" for the first time a few months back....it was also the first Orson Card novel I've read....I found it a stunning book, and the end blew my mind. I did not see that coming...

Regardless of his political or religious views, my own opinion is that he wrote a masterpiece there.....but thats just me.

The film trailers look promising......
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Old 10-30-2013, 11:26 PM   #64
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The sequels(Speaker for the Dead and Xenocide) are a different type and style of story, so you may not necessarily enjoy them as much as Ender's Game.
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Old 10-31-2013, 04:40 AM   #65
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The sequels(Speaker for the Dead and Xenocide) are a different type and style of story, so you may not necessarily enjoy them as much as Ender's Game.
Would agree strongly I really enjoyed enders game I hated Speaker of the Dead though and gave up on it about half way through which is actually a rare thing for me the only other book I've quit on is Clash of Kings.

Another recent film that got me interested in the book was Odd Thomas only other ones I can think off are Starship Troopers and Eragon all of which I'd seen the film first then went to the book.
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Old 10-31-2013, 05:26 AM   #66
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Enough already !

I give up, my curiosity has got the better of me ........... I'm orf to spend more blooming money from my meagre resources.

( Then there'll be the film ........ the cost mounts with every second ......... hope I like it ......... )

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Old 10-31-2013, 08:17 AM   #67
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The book contains at least two violent fight scenes (one of them graphic) which result in death. Are they included in the film, and if so, are they inappropriate for a fifteen-year old?
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Old 10-31-2013, 08:52 AM   #68
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Yes, the fight scenes are there, but no worse than you'll see on prime time TV.
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Old 10-31-2013, 12:32 PM   #69
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The book contains at least two violent fight scenes (one of them graphic) which result in death. Are they included in the film, and if so, are they inappropriate for a fifteen-year old?
When I was around 12, I went on a Clive Barker bender and read most of the local library's stock of those. Violent deaths on every other page, graphic descriptions of homo- and heterosexual activities and some incredibly colourful curses. I add this (mainly off-topic comment) to say that: (i) if I wasn't warped by that material (you'll have to take my word on that) when I was 12, I don't think even the most innocent 15 year old would blink at anything in Card's book or in any PG movie based on it; and (ii) my parents were clearly not paying enough attention to my media consumption, even after I turned in a book report on Barker's The Hellbound Heart.
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Old 11-01-2013, 04:51 AM   #71
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Never read any of his stuff, so I decided to give him a shot. I'll start off with the audiobook of Ender's Game.
If you like Enders Game just the slightest, I suggest you also give the sequel a try, Speaker for the Dead. It is a very different book, but I do think it is Cards masterpiece.
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If you like Enders Game just the slightest, I suggest you also give the sequel a try, Speaker for the Dead. It is a very different book, but I do think it is Cards masterpiece.
There are lots of debates about that. I love Ender's game, but couldn't get into the sequel. I read it, but it dragged for me and it was a let down.
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The premise is great, but it's filled with annoying characters. Even Ender gets annoying by the end of the second sequel.
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I went to see the newly-released film version of "Ender's Game" last night. It's one of my favourite SF novels, so I was a little apprehensive about what they'd do to it as a film, but I was pleasantly surprised. It's a pretty faithful adaptation of the book, although some plot elements of the book were cut out, as is inevitable.

Anyone else seen it? What did you think of it?

(I should add, in passing, that my Kindle PW2 proved its worth as a way of getting through the seemingly endless adverts and trailers that preceded that film. Thank goodness for illuminated readers!)
I love Sci Fi and especially the movies. This year, I have enjoyed Elysium, Oblivion and 1 or 2 more.

The big one will be "The Desolation of Smaug." Very cool Elf girl!
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In a bit of a reversal, I didn't really enjoy the book that much, but I am looking forward to seeing the movie. I like space action movies, and I usually like Harrison Ford movies, and I'm hoping the adaptations and compression of cinematic storytelling make me appreciate the story more.

It happened with Lord of the Rings. I have never been able to get through the books, but I enjoyed all of Peter Jackson's movies.
I actually haven't read the book -- I did read the original short story that appeared in Analog, back in '77, and really disliked it. So, I never got the book.

I'll probably see the movie, though, for pretty much the same reasons.
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