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Ender’s Game Review – Another movie adopted from a book written almost 30 years ago about humans fighting to survive against alien bug race. Is it any good you ask? If you remember ‘Starship Troopers’ which came out in the 90’s and have watched it and then watch Ender’s Game, you will breath in relief at how much better this Ender’s Game is. I know I did. It was way better than I expected. You don’t need stupid nude scenes and ‘alien-bug-that-looks-like-a-vagina’ to make a movie. Simply hire good actors and add proper CGI and voila, almost a master piece is on the big screen.
The movie kicks off with Andrew 'Ender' Wiggin (Asa Butterfield), an odd boy who kicks arse at so called ‘video game’ and gets bullied, but once you get on his wrong side, get ready to get whacked, I mean like whacked kao kao. He does that to avoid getting picked on in the future. This odd defence mechanism catches the attention of Colonel Graff (Harrison Ford) who promotes Ender to the Battle School to command his own armada against the ‘Formics’. The ‘Launchies’ are trained every way possible to face the enemy who once almost cause human race to go into extinction. A heroic action by International Fleet Commander Mazer Rackham (Ben Kingsley) was the only way humans survived the invasion. Ever since then, the human have been vary of the formics and preparing the wipe the species of the Universe. Will they succeed under the command of Ender? Jeng jeng jeng....
|Look out for this talented boy!!!|
Now the cast...this boy Asa Butterfiled literally carried the movie on his shoulder wey. His expression were priceless! Muka memang fuh! Plus his voice had some special umph when he threatens his opponent and to think he was on the screen with legends such as Harrison and Kingsley. The world should watch out for this boy. I see great things from him. As for the rest of the cast, they played their roles well when it was their turn but Asa really blew the rest of the cast away. The alien however looked weak so it was kinda lame to think that ‘they’ almost killed every human beings earlier. Maybe after they got their arse (if they had any) whooped, they sorta mellowed, I don’t know...I’m just speculating.
Overall, it was an entertaining watch. With futuristic battles with ala ‘Minority Report’ kinda moving screen. You can see how much the film industry have developed in the special effects area. The cast was well picked to match the characters. The music was well suited. If you are looking for light entertainment while wanting to feel like you are in the battlefield on space. Go get your tickets now and get ready to play the Ender’s Game!