ENDER’S GAME (2013) – My rating: 9.5/10

EndersGameEnder’s Game is so realistic that I came away wondering if such a thing had already happened.  From the casting of a puny looking kid, (played by Asa Butterfield) to a large, menacing  Sergeant (played by Nonso Anozie) I knew this movie was going to be good.  Gavin Hood (Director and Screenplay Writer) didn’t try to make this into a Hollywood spectacular production of bells and whistles, but instead stuck to the likely issues such as kid jealousy, rivalry and adult authority, as if it was really happening.  Even the alien was painted in a better light than usual.  I loved the ending and I loved the acting.  Viola Davis played a compassionate  Major who was not afraid to speak her mind, while Harrison Ford was the no nonsense Colonel who headed up the recruitment program.

The idea in this film was to recruit the genius mind of a child to lead his team against an alien who had attacked Earth some 50 years ago but who still lingered as a threat to our very existence.  Children were used because of their extensive use of video war games and such.  Who better to understand the necessary strategy to win a war.  See this movie for more than the entertainment.  I believe there is a profound message to be had.

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