Reviewed on 9/23/2019...
This followed the book (from 1985) quite closely, although the bullying in the book was much more severe, and you don't see much here, it being alluded to instead. As well, a bit of a subsequent book is mixed in: "Ender's Shadow". This movie literally took decades to make it to the screen. At one point Jake Lloyd (the young Anakin Skywalker) was roped in to star.
Ender's Game is generally listed as the second most popular Science Fiction series of all time. There are a lot of novels which follow this movie, the most important (in my mind) being the next: "Speaker for the Dead". In fact, the author, Orson Scott Card, said he wrote Ender's Game simply so he could write the next novel. I do not imagine they will ever film Speaker for the Dead. People might run screaming out of the theaters.
There has been some talk of one of the other novels being made into a film, or perhaps a series, but that was 5 years ago. I'm getting the feeling nothing is going to happen in the near future, which is a shame. Subsequent books in this series are still being written.
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