Ender’s Game 1 November 2013 rated PG-13. Wow, I saw this when it first came out at the theater and I can hardly believe it was that long ago. This is one of those movies that got mixed reviews, and I understand that. What I do not understand is people not realizing that war on a global nature has things none of us want to imagine. In history, the Persians, Romans and even the United States used little boys for war. The director Gavid Wood and the writer Orson Scott Card wanted us to remember that.
I for one am happy they did. It was nice to see a realistic war movie even though it verged on fantasy. The second thing about the movie, and the reason I went to see it was the fact that Harrison Ford (Colonel Graff) and Asa Butterfield (Ender Wiggin) were both leads in the film. I couldn’t miss that even if I wanted to.
Some people have told me that Card was a Mormon so they refused to see the movie. Others have told me because little kids were fighting they refused to see it. This sounds even worse than racism to me and that some people live in a bubble and do not realize what is going on in the real world. It does not matter how a writer or director is raised, what matters is the end product. History always repeats itself, and children, both boys, and girls are used in war.
Of course, any boy or girl raised right would not kill off an entire species and they wouldn’t send thousands of their own kind to die. This is a subplot of the greatest war movie I have ever seen. Ender goes through puberty in a rough way, not ready for war, but like any boy, he wants to do his duty.
Of course, the powers that be are not telling little Ender the truth. How else would they get a little boy to do what needs to be done? That too goes on to this day. I would rate this movie a 4 just because Asa Butterfield is in it. However, I rate this 5 stars out of 5 because of the truth.
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