Enders Game (25 Oct 2013)

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  1. raigraphixs

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    Nov 2013

    Based on 1985 science fiction novel Ender's Game by American author Orson Scott Card.

    Andrew “Ender” Wiggin (Asa Butterfield), a young boy sent away to Battle School to hone his military skills and, hopefully, save the world from an impending alien invasion.

    Directed by Gavin Hood

    Harrison Ford, Sir Ben Kingsley, Hailee Steinfeld, Viola Davis, Abigail Breslin

    Synopsis (Spoilery)
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    Beaten too it again.

    Loved this book for years hope its done well and battle graphics could be the best big scale since babylon 5 . Hope it leads to some of the follow ups or spin offs.
     
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    I gave you head start you never took it :D

    First photo featuring Harrison Ford has been around since early Dec last year, and initial development much longer.
     
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    Definitely better if you read the book, there is so much they don't have time to put into the film itself.
    It would be good if they made the sequel (Ender's Shadow) but we will see.
     
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    Footage previewed at CinemaCon, reportedly looked epic, very Star Wars like space battles. Trailer should be with us next week.
     
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    Looking forward to this film. It's been a long time coming.
    I am currently re reading the books in anticipation.
     
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    Sir Ben Kingsley (Iron Man 3) as commander Mazer Rackham

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    Original story;

    A stated opponent of gay marriage, author Orson Scott Card has issued a statement in reply to groups attempting to boycott the film adaptation of his 1985 sci-fi novel ENDER'S GAME. One opponent group, called skipendersgame, is attempting to stop people from seeing the film because of Card's personal views.

    In response, Card has issued the following statement via Entertainment Weekly:




    Update;

    In response to the recent examination of Ender's Game and its relationship to the book's author Orson Scott Card, Lionsgate has released the following statement on behalf of the film:
     
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    Can't say fairer than that. Subject closed.
     
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    Quote from Card:

    "Now it will be interesting to see whether the victorious proponents of gay marriage will show tolerance toward those who disagreed with them when the issue was still in dispute."

    A previous quote from Card:

    “Marriage has only one definition, and any government that attempts to change it is my mortal enemy. I will act to destroy that government and bring it down,”

    Not much tolerance there.

    Bri
     
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    He's asking for tolerance for his intolerance. What a tool. And his homophobia has been considerable more virulent than simply opposing gay marriage. The man is preaching hate.
     
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    Indeed. I'd heard of the book but didn't know anything about it or it's author. It would appear to be concerned about the effects of the boycott on the boxoffice takings and his cut. All of sudden he just wants to get along. I'm not gay but I won't be going to see it or will I watch it on any other medium. I hate discrimination.

    Bri
     
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    Read more: Harrison Ford on 'Ender's Game' anti-gay controversy: Humanity has won - Movies News - Digital Spy
     
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    Damage limitation.
     
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    Just saw the trailer for this (not on the forum) and was amazed that I hadn't seen or heard a thing about it till now. The trailer itself might be aimed squarely at the early/ pre-teen market, but it is nice to see that someone is attempting to show epic space combat in a movie (especially since neither Star Wars or Star Trek seem interested in doing so these days).

    However, now that I've seen the thread, I think I'd be uncomfortable contributing to the wealth of a bigot. Then again, if Ford is sincere about his support of gay rights then I don't see why he should get tarred with that brush. And if he shouldn't, maybe the movie shouldn't?
     
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    I've no idea if Ford was aware of Card's views upfront. I hope he wasn't. He certainly doesn't need the money and if he is sincere in his gay right statements I'd have expected him to have avoided this one like the plauge. I don't know if this is a good film or not but I won't support it in anyway. Card comes across as a nasty piece of work. I'm not going to put even a single penny in his pocket.

    Bri
     
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    My son was planning on watching this next week and I told him about the author's bigotry. He's now decided to boycott the film which gives me a feeling of pride.
     

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