This is not exactly a new movie but I remember a friend of mine saying that this was a pretty good movie. Again, I had no idea about the background of the movie so I had low expectatons.
The movie is about a boy named Ender who goes to a special school for children whom the government(?) feels would be the mankind’s future hope in defeating this alien fleet if ever they come back (for revenge, perhaps). Years ago, an alien invasion occurred and humanity was almost wiped out… that is, until a “hero” saved the day by defeating a mothership which rendered all the other alien life forms immobile. Humans: 1 Aliens: 0
The people believe that the children are our future. Teach them well and let them lead the way. Show them all the beauty they… oh wait, I’m digressing. Anywho, they teach children that show potential and train them to become fighters so they would be ready whenever the aliens come back. One young man that shows much promise is Ender Wiggins. They believe he has tactical and strategic abilities that would greatly help them defeat the alien invaders.
I wasn’t expecting much from this movie since I thought it was a movie for children but I am quite surprised that I enjoyed watching it. The visual effects were satisfying enough to keep me entertained throughout the duration of the movie. I also really like the battle training scenes because zero gravity battle is oh so cool.. I would’ve liked more battle scenes with awesome strategy techniques though. It’s kind of frustrating that kids in this movie are extremely smart. Makes me feel old and useless, pretty much. haha..
Also, according to my friend who has read the book, there were a bunch of details that were changed in the movie. I am not entirely sure how this would affect the sequels (if they are going to release them).
Would I want to see a sequel? Hmm.. Sure, I don’t mind. But even if they don’t, I don’t think I would be truly disappointed or sad about it. I heard it did not do that well in the box office so it might be difficult to say if a sequel would be released. I guess I’ll just read the book if I really end up wanting to know more about what happens next. Apparently, the next book takes place some 3,000 years after the first book but due to some relativistic space travel, Ender is only in his 30s in this sequel.
NinthMelody rating: 3/5