I’m not a big sci-fi fan when it comes to movies, but after talking to a few friends that had seen this movie, I thought it would be pretty interesting to check out.
Not having read the book, I was concerned that I might not be able to understand or keep up with the movie, but that wasn’t so. I was able to quickly get the gist of the storyline and the different characters.
The movie moves pretty quickly, yet at a pace that keeps you interested. Lots of interesting futuristic gadgets and capabilities makes it a lot of fun to watch.
I enjoyed watching how young Ender fought, in a humble sort of way, to use his talents and skills to benefit those around him. You see early on that Ender is different and very talented which makes him the object of ridicule but also advancement in the program.
Enders Game had me truly engrossed in the movie till almost the very end. I say almost because, and again I’m not a sci-fi person, the ending was not what I was expecting at all. Not in a bad way, but just something I didn’t see coming.
Here’s some more info from the studio:
Starring Harrison Ford, Asa Butterfield, Hailee Steinfeld, Viola Davis, with Abigail Breslin and Ben Kingsley
Available on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD, Video On Demand and Pay-Per-View February 11
Action icon and Academy Award® nominee Harrison Ford (Indiana Jones franchise, Star Wars franchise, Best Actor, Witness, 1985), Asa Butterfield (Hugo), Academy Award® nominee Hailee Steinfeld (Best Supporting Actress, True Grit, 2010), two-time Academy Award® nominee Viola Davis (Best Supporting Actress, Doubt, 2008; Best Actress, The Help, 2011), Academy Award® nominee Abigail Breslin (Best Supporting Actress, Little Miss Sunshine, 2006) and Academy Award® winner Ben Kingsley (Best Actor, Gandhi, 1982) star in the epic adventure Ender’s Game, arriving on Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital HD UltraViolet), DVD (plus Digital UltraViolet), Video on Demand and Pay-Per-View February 11th from Summit Entertainment, a LIONSGATE company. The film will also be available on Digital HD January 28, two weeks prior to the Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD release. Based on the award-winning best-selling novel by Orson Scott Card, and written and directed for the screen by Gavin Hood (Rendition, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Tsotsi), Ender’s Game is a visually stunning and thrilling film that has been 28 years in the making.
In the near future, a hostile alien race called the Formics has attacked Earth. If not for the legendary heroics of International Fleet Commander Mazer Rackham (Kingsley), all would have been lost. In preparation for the next attack, the highly esteemed Colonel Hyrum Graff (Ford) and the International Military are training only the best young children to find the next great leader. Ender Wiggin (Butterfield), a shy, but strategically brilliant boy is pulled out of his school to join the elite. Arriving at Battle School, Ender quickly and easily masters increasingly difficult war games, distinguishing himself and winning respect amongst his peers. Ender is soon ordained by Graff as the military’s next great hope, resulting in his promotion to Command School. Once there, he’s trained by Mazer Rackham, himself, to lead his fellow soldiers into an epic battle that will determine the future of Earth and save the human race.
The Blu-ray Combo Pack bonus materials include an exclusive 45-minute “making of” featurette called “Ender’s World: The Making of Ender’s Game” and “Inside the Mind Game,” a look at the motion capture process used in the film. Both the Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD special features include deleted and extended scenes with optional audio commentary with director Gavin Hood as well as a feature-length audio commentary with Producers Gigi Pritzker and Bob Orci and a second feature length audio commentary with Director Gavin Hood. The Ender’s Game Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $39.99 and $29.95, respectively.
BLU-RAY/DVD SPECIAL FEATURES*
· “Ender’s World: The Making of Ender’s Game” 8-part featurette (Blu-ray exclusive)
· “Inside the Mind Game” Special Effects featurette (Blu-ray exclusive)
· Deleted/Extended Scenes with Audio Commentary with Director Gavin Hood
· Feature-length Audio Commentary with Director Gavin Hood
· Feature-length Audio Commentary with Producers Gigi Pritzker and Bob Orci