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About me

I indulge in history books, old films, and can commonly be found in the cockpit.

Cinephile! Film noir, neo-noir,and classic films- and anything that tickles my fancy.

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Lots of old books and lots of old films.

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Ender's Game review

Posted : 4 years, 1 month ago on 3 November 2013 01:41 (A review of Ender's Game)

Just a few thoughts:

Ender's Game' path to the big screen was a long and winding road, with Orson Scott Card refusing to part with the film rights; in the process eliminating screenwriters such as Game of Thrones' D.B Weiss. Card's book goes through an ample amount of critical points and carries a moral complexity that is difficult to portray in an acceptable time frame- imagine the potential this story could have as a mini tv series? Asa Butterfield has an impresive acting resume and delivers a remarkably stoic performance as Ender Wiggin. Moreover, the depiction of Wiggin's Mind Game are some of my favorite scenes from the film and Hood made a smart move averting the use of photo real to contrast it with the rest of the film. Lastly, the final space battle scored a few points for me in which Hood took a small idea, expanded it by epic proportions, and turned it into the cinematic experience that the viewers needed. However, what I found really vexing was the over-explicit nature of the script. There were far too many times where I felt what was said was too contrived and it took away from what should've been an emotional journey- show us, don't tell us is a golden rule. In a theatre 90% full of nostalgic middle-aged people, "Good" is all this film amounted to. Yet you have to commend Hood's efforts in attempting to condense a story that spanned 6 years and allowed atleast 10% of people in that theatre to walk away in a facade of satisfaction.


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Posted: 3 years, 11 months ago at Dec 24 21:07
Thank you for your list vote!
Posted: 5 years, 3 months ago at Aug 30 0:27
Thank you for the vote on my Anne Hathaway as Catwoman list. I also have a list for The Great Escape you might like.
Posted: 5 years, 8 months ago at Apr 10 10:15
Thanks for the vote, glad you liked my list, I'm working on two others you might like...

http://www.listal.com/list/iraq-afghanistan-war-terror

http://www.listal.com/list/top-vietnam-war-films
Posted: 5 years, 8 months ago at Apr 3 15:23
Hey there, I've noticed you have a common interest in the military and just wondered if you would like to check out the list I'm working on about WWII films

http://www.listal.com/list/world-war-ii-movies-philsump

Any feeback would be greatly appreciated

Thanks
Posted: 5 years, 8 months ago at Mar 24 0:58
Thanks for the list vote, and very interesting display name, ha ha :)

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