Ender’s Game: a movie review

| November 14, 2013 | 0 Comments

By: Lindsay Kutac

    If you lived in a world where, if you were extraordinarily smart, you were selected for a program that would offer you honor and distinction? Would you take it, even if it meant you might lose your life?

    Ender Wiggin (Asa Butterfield) did. He was a third, a child born after the two legal children. He was what Battle School had been looking for. You see, the government needs to make sure that the Formics, an alien species, does not attack Earth again, and the best way to do that is to train children into battle machines.

    If these children are brainwashed and isolated, they could be the key to the survival of humanity. If you can make them believe that it’s all just a game, that it is all just another day of passing in Battle School, and that it will never be real, you can survive. So what are you going to do: Save them or you?

    Of course, when you’re brainwashing and battle machine-training, there must be special effects. The view was stunning, I simply could not look away from the non-stop plot twists and action scenes. Then again, if you’re training battle machines, you are going to have a lot of violence. This is not a film for the sensitive or the shy of blood.

    What I particularly enjoyed about Ender’s Game was the reflection of how people really act when they think no one is watching. How, sometimes, adults will use kids—especially gifted kids—as pawns in their way of going about life. Ender’s Game shows that sometimes people don’t think about how their actions affect others. This movie is sure to have you on the edge of your seats as you watch Ender struggle to do what is right and finally figure out what is wrong.

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