Excerpt: Beyond the sci-fi spectacle, “Ender’s Game” delivers a strong story that works for teens and the younger generation while dealing with heavier issues such as the nature of war, regret, guilt, sacrifice and suffering.
Excerpt: Hood does a decent job at posing the outrageousness of sacrifice at the hands of young minds caught up in the quandary of self-destruction for the purpose of self-preservation. The provocative sentiment in ‘Ender’s Games’ is challenging and quite refreshing.
Excerpt: This is a condensed, abbreviated version of the novel – entire subplots (including a major one featuring Ender’s siblings) have been excised, and the timescale has been greatly shortened – that may not please diehard fans, but the core themes have been retained. We finally have an adaptation of Ender’s Game, and it’s a surprisingly faithful one, to boot.
Nuno Reis @ SciFiWorld Portugal [Portuguese]
Excerpt: Tem alguns momentos de artificialidade que mereciam melhor tratamento – em especial no final – mas é, no geral, um produto muito satisfatório. E com a variedade e quantidade de combates que são apresentados, foi uma façanha não se tornar entediante.
Jerry Roberts @ Armchair Cinema
Excerpt: It’s a video game that claims that it’s NOT a video game. I beg to differ.