Ender’s Game (The Movie)

Summit Entertainment

Summit Entertainment

An embarrassingly long time ago, the movie version of Ender’s Game aired on television. Since I hadn’t read the book yet, I recorded it, so I could review things in their proper order. Having finished the book this past weekend, I tucked into the film as I soon as I could on Tuesday night!

For me, the movie began on a high note because the cinematography was just stunning. The colors were extremely rich and deep space looked so serene and peaceful, despite the fact that it was being used to train kids for war. But after the opening scenes, the whole thing turned for me, and not in a good way.  Read More

Ender’s Game (The Book)

John Harris

John Harris

For as long as I can remember, Ender’s Game has seemed like the quintessential science fiction story to me. I’m not entirely sure why – maybe it was the dated cover art or the reverence with which other people said author Orson Scott Card’s name – but I always felt that it was one of those books I just needed to read to be a well-rounded person. As such, I can’t explain why it took me so long to finally read it, but I guess late is better than never! In fact, it was my first read of 2015. But though I have finished Card’s novel, I’m still trying to figure out how I feel about it.

The story itself is phenomenal, and I loved all of the strategy and game play that made up the majority of the narrative. Yet the book tackled some really heavy themes too.  Read More