My friend, Ben is here once again to provide his frank movie review. This time round, he is reviewing the Ender's Game (movie adaptation from Orson Scott Card's novel with the same title).
There is no spoiler in the movie review. In fact, this is one of the most spoiler-less movie review that I've ever seen.
Now, enjoy his review below:
Imagine going for multi courses dinner, the starters were good, so was the following salads and soups, main course packed a punch and even the supposing surprise dessert was within expectation but still well done. Now came the closing coffee, Oh My, that's the worst tasting cup of coffee. While the coffee shouldn't overshadow the previous dishes, it left a bad aftertaste of the whole meal.
That's was how I felt about Ender's Game. The first 95% was done quite well, but the after war 5% was simply horrendous, which nearly tanked the whole movie. The "WTF" moments kept coming, and those were bad WTF.
Don't get me wrong, I actually like Ender's Game, for anything else, it explained that one point in all those "The One heading for training and will save everyone" stories - why did all the seniors and instructors kept elevating the status of The One. They should have known that by doing will lead to downright resentment from the entire school. Take a look at Harry Potter and Percy Jackson or the likes, if that happened in real life, the lead protagonist would have been bullied to death in the school.
So for that, i will give this 4 our of 5 stars. Even though I found the pace on fast forward all the time, and would really benefit if they split into 2 or more movies.
Have you seen Ender's Game? What is your review?